🚀 A Personal Growth Hack for 2021 — Double Down on Your Strengths

The Generalist — A Blessing and a Curse

The Strengths Revolution

  • In their latest meta-analysis (at the time the book was published) Gallup asked 198,000 employees from 36 companies: “At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?”
    When employees answered “Strongly Agree” to this question, they were 50% more likely to work in business units with lower employee turnover, 38% more likely to work in more productive business units, and 44% more likely to work in business units with higher customer satisfaction scores.
  • When they asked the broader global Gallup database of 1.7 million managers and employees “the opportunity to do what I do best” question, how many of them strongly agreed? Drumroll.. 20%.
  • Moreover, the longer the employee stays with an organization, and the higher he climbs the traditional career ladder, the less likely he/she is to strongly agree with this statement.
  1. Each person can learn to be competent in almost anything.
  2. Each person’s greatest room for growth is in his or her areas of greatness weakness.
  1. Each person’s talents are enduring and unique.
  2. Each person’s greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength.

Talents and Synaptic Connections

Maya — losing some synapses and tightening others while entertaining Ruby, our friend’s kitten.

“Your talents are your strongest synaptic connections and are the foundation of your strengths.”

“Spontaneous reactions, yearnings, rapid learning and satisfaction will all help you detect the traces of your talents. As you rush through your busy life, try to step back, quiet the wind whipping past your ears and listen for these values. They will help you zero in on your talents.”

My top 5 strengths

The Strengths Development Canvas

Clifton Strengths Canvas — Available Here

So… am I still a Generalist?

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