One of my Strengths is “Input.” For a living, I report information, provide analysis, and describe things to other people. All at once, I realized that I needed to do that now, for the parents of the girl. I began writing: “To the family of Jane Doe, I was one of the first motorists to stop at your daughter’s crash on Tuesday…..”
No matter what you’ve been told, you are creative. From the moment you roll out of bed each morning, you are doing something that’s never been done before. Each step you take is–until that very moment–a step you’ve never taken.
Sticking to a resolution made on January 1st quite often requires you to do things that are counter to your nature; to swim upstream against your native instincts. That’s the problem with resolutions: they generally demand that you to do less of what you love, or more of what you loathe.
Computer programming confuses and frustrates me, but I muddle through because the end result is awesome.
“Hey Jim,” the email began, “how often do you run across CEOs who love their company and hate their own job description?”
He explained that as he’d grown his business, he hired people to handle tasks he had enjoyed doing in the early days and now finds his calendar filled with administrative tasks no one else wants to do. “I can’t imagine any entrepreneur starting out wanting to be an administrator.”
Companies – smart ones – put significant resources toward employee engagement and retention, but what about the boss? Who watches out for the men and women in the c-suite? If retaining key employees is critical for profitability, keeping the boss engaged should be near the top of any company’s training agenda.