“At work do you have
the opportunity to
do what you do best
every day?”

We all have natural talent and latent potential. The thing is, it’s often so natural it’s hiding in plain sight, right there, under our noses. Waiting to be discovered. Waiting to be released.

Can you sense it? Do you have a yearning for something more?

Are there times when you feel in flow, energised and lose track of time?  Do you wish you could feel like that more often?

Ok, so how would it be if you could put your finger on it? How would it be if you could clearly identify what IT is, use it intentionally every day and play to your strengths? What difference would it make to you, to your business, your life?

What?

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is a simple online assessment rooted in more than 40 years of scientific research modelling over 2 million outstanding individual performers to extract the qualities that most contributed to their success.

It identifies our enduring patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour – our talents.  Put simply, what we are wired to be good at.

These trait-like abilities show up in the way we experience and make sense of the world around us and are the source of our greatest potential.

 

So What?

Why does this matter? Because when you play to your strengths, it feels good. It takes less energy because it’s what you’re wired for.

There is a sense of ease and ‘just rightness’ compared to the ‘uphill struggle’ of completing tasks which you have learned to be good at. Even if you are really competent. It takes more energy and can feel a bit like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.

Sadly, many businesses keep trying to do that.  Rather than leveraging what people do best, they try to fix weakness. Sadly, many people build careers on doing what they’ve learned to do and end up feeling unfulfilled or burn out with the effort.

So what?

Gallup asked 198,000 employees working in 7,939 business units across 36 companies this question;

“At work do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?”

The results showed that that where employees answer ‘strongly agree’ they are:

  • 6 x more likely to be engaged in their jobs
  • 3 x more likely to report having an excellent quality of life overall
  • 8% more productive
  • 15% less likely to leave their job

That’s a pretty compelling so what.

Yet, only about 20% of the working population can answer this positively.

“Why do you permit a
mere word to stand in
your way? Forget the
word ‘difficult’ and take
your next step..”

Vernon Howard, 1918-1992

Now what?

The first step is deciding you’re ready for change.

So if you are ready, give me a call and we can start the journey. I’d be very happy to meet in person or over Skype to explore your needs and map out a way forward.

If you’re not quite there yet but still curious, you could start by taking the assessment. It’s really easy.

Then when you’re ready, just get in touch. I’d be delighted to hear from you.