Some of the biggest business challenges I've ever had have stemmed from misalignment...of goals, strategies, commitment, competencies, compensation...you name it! I had a mentor that always invested a ton of time and energy up front to make sure business partnerships were fully aligned. I was always the impatient one that always wanted to charge ahead with the belief that we'd "figure out the details later". He would calmly remind me that the work we did upfront would save us a lot more valuable time and energy later...
...he was so right.
As I look at the greatest business accomplishments I've ever had, they were due to deliberate work to ensure proper alignment from the very beginning.
That same kind of conscious effort needs to be done so that we align who we are with what we do.
As we go through our lives trying to be the very best in the many professional and personal roles that we play, I can guaranty you that your greatest satisfaction will come when you match your strengths to what you are doing.
If you haven't taken the time to determine who you are then do...it...now!
There are a lot of personality assessments. I've chosen Via because:
1. It avoids typology. It is based on traits that reveal character, not caricatures that supposedly represent people in organizational settings.
2. It is sensitive to the variability of character; that a person isn’t a type but instead a complex stew of strengths.
3. It's free!
Here's the link to take the test:
Take the test and let me know what you discover about yourself...
...and if any part of your life needs a "re-alignment".