Over the month of May, I've been challenging clients and people around me to think about how well they know their strengths and talents AND whether they are using them well at work.
Gallup research tells us that people who use their strengths and talents (something that comes naturally and can be enhanced through practice) every day are SIX TIMES more likely to be engaged on the job. Considering 8 out of 10 people are disengaged from their jobs, that's only 2 out of 10 people who are truly alive and well at work! No wonder we’re facing a mental health crisis at a scale never seen before.
Not only that, the key benefits of people using their strengths and talents identified by Gallup also include:
💪 Improved Health and Wellness
💪 Experienced Less Worry, Stress, Anger, Sadness or Physical Pain
💪 Boost to Their Positive Emotions
💪 More Energy to Face the Day
💪 Higher Engagement Level on Tasks
Imagine the world we could live in if people had more courage to get clear on their strengths and hired in jobs that made them feel great.
If you’re a bit lost about what your strengths are, here are some examples to shine your torch on. How many of these can you call a personal strength for you?
Laser attention to detail
Ability to connect and feel into where others are at
Ability to prioritise information and tasks
Deep analytical thinking
Coaching and mentoring
Ability to communicate complex ideas
Organisation and planning
Ability to solve complex problems
Cool and calm conflict negotiation skills
Agile decision making under pressure
Creativity and innovation
Charismatic leadership skills
Teamwork and collaboration
So are you using your strengths and feeling alive at work?
If you’re a hard NO or a floppy weak sounding yes, get on a free careers assessment call with me to work out where you’re at and what choices you have to develop your career right now. This session has been the catalyst for hundreds of people to get their work lives back on track so take me up on it if you’re needing help.