Tuesday March 31, 2015 #712
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid.”
Each of us has innate skills and talents, as well as activities and interests we are most passionate about. If we are fortunate, we are able to bring those skills and talents to work and activities that bring us joy. If not, we may find ourselves trudging through a life in which our talents are not utilized, and our passions are not realized. Too often, we expect people to be something they aren’t. Or others expect this of us. It is important for you to understand your unique strengths and utilize them in a way that brings you satisfaction. If you are in a position of leadership, it is important to recognize the talents of each of the people in your team, understand what they are passionate about, and strive to match these to tasks and roles that maximize their contributions and engagement. Don’t stay in roles that require you to be something you are not or do not make use of your unique talents, and do not ask this of others.