I often talk about your career “brand” – what identifies you as unique in the workplace. If you want to grow in your career, it’s essential that you take the time to identify what your brand is so that you can stand out from the pack.
One of the most significant factors that plays into your brand is your strengths. You may just assume that everyone knows what makes them good at what they do, but you’d be surprised. We’re often not the best judge of ourselves because it’s just human nature that our self-views are skewed to be either too critical or too soft.
So how does one identify their strengths? This Entrepreneur article calls out four ways to do just that. Here’s the summary:
- Watch for signs of excitement.
- Break away from job titles.
- Notice what you do differently from everyone else.
- Describe your strengths creatively.
The article does a good job of explaining how each of these four things can be achieved – I recommend you read it and share your thoughts!
And if you’d like to identify your strengths within the context of how you respond to change in the workplace, check out the Ringmaster Change Behavior Assessment!