As you try to get to know yourself to determine your strengths and special talents, one of the tasks in the first segment of the course is to ask others about how they see you. Will, the subject of our last blog, took the interesting approach of identifying his personal challenges first, and was surprised when people described him as a “Sense Maker”.
When Will asked friends, colleagues and family what they thought his unique strengths and abilities were, learning they saw him as a Sense Maker was an eye opener! People feel that he has the ability to make sense out of things for others. Whether it’s a complex topic, a business decision, a way of simplifying things, or the ability to bring comfort during times of transition or change, Will’s strengths lie in explaining complex topics, to fostering further conversation, to taking a simple challenge and helping to drive complex solutions. People also described Will as having a broad perspective, with the ability to see things through from end-to-end, determine their impact and relate them back to an audience. This unique ability allows him to formulate complete solutions and strategies that instill confidence in those around him.
As Will continues to interview for a new permanent position, he describes himself as more prepared than he has ever been. Armed with this new information about himself, he is confident and ready to steer the conversation toward his special skills and his unique ability. He is motivated to shine a light on his strengths even more now than before and is ready to recognize that if he encounters resistance, then the job might not be for him.
It is a powerful thing to have your passion and unique ability lead you to a working environment that embraces and values your contributions. Will said that this exercise in Ray’s course materials has really prepared him to look at things holistically and he is more ready than ever for his next opportunity, as well as his future.
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