Learn how making your strengths visible helps your sponsor promote you throughout your organization.
- A job is what you're paid to do,…playing to your strengths is what you're made to do.…Recently, I was on a flight and I was sitting next to…a gentleman by the name of John,…who happened to be a farmer,…and I began to ask him about his family…and he told me that he was married to Kathy…and they had two boys who were gifted mechanics.…What's interesting, when they were in school,…school didn't celebrate their strengths.…They wanted them to just be normal.…But what John and Kathy discovered…that their boys really loved working with their hands.…
So, they had an opportunity to attend a monster truck event,…and they became enamored so much so…that they have developed a whole business…around monster trucks,…because that's what they love to do.…They're playing to their strengths.…Before working with a sponsor,…I encourage you to identify your strengths.…Maybe your strength is leadership.…You really know how to empower and motivate people…around current objectives.…Or maybe your strength is flexibility.…
You can transition from task to task,…
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- Defining your career goals
- Leveraging your sponsor's influence
- Engaging with your sponsor as an advocate
- Finding projects outside your job requirements
- Making your strengths visible to your organization
- Navigating political roadblocks
- Avoiding career potholes