While Building Deeper Self-Awareness & Stronger Soft Skills
Two common qualities of successful individuals are high self-awareness and strong soft skills.
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Ambition and a desire to achieve more are essential elements of career success. The quickest way to get noticed and get a promotion or be offered new, more challenging responsibilities is to demonstrate your value beyond completing tasks to exceeding expectations. To do this, you need to produce high-quality work, show initiative, and demonstrate strategic thinking & sound decision-making.
The foundational skills needed to demonstrate initiative successfully are:
The foundational skills needed for close more Sales emphasize others and are:
If you recently accepted a new job offer, you undoubtedly feel many emotions, including a bit of anxiety about the unknown. And hopefully excitement for new possibilities and a heightened desire to have a positive impact.
To kick-start your positive impact by ensuring your strength of these soft skills:
There is a single module that should help you with is career goal — Work Relationships.
One classification of today’s work environment is “knowledge economy,” where our opinions, ideas, and solutions to problems are the products we need to produce. In other words, the muscle that powers achieving goals at work today is our brain.
This knowledge economy makes it increasingly necessary to collaborate productively with colleagues across different departments, with diverse opinions, ideas, and responsibilities. The varied responsibilities of one department can seem at odds with the goals or responsibilities of another, creating natural tension. But these natural tensions are essential because they enable an organization to remain ethically and financially healthy. We need to understand these differences and respect them to work productively.
This reliance on others requires us to have strong working relationships with varied personality types and work styles of our colleagues — even those who seem to know “how to push our buttons.”
As social beings, we naturally collaborate more effectively and efficiently with individuals we know better than a superficial hello. So it is important to understand our colleagues on a more human level.
In Work Relationships, you’ll learn about the four basic work styles and how they differ, a reminder about varied human traits that impact our work behaviors, natural tensions between departments at work, and what debate is versus conflict.
You’ll also learn about different work stressors and how to identify them for various departments, which might be impacting your colleagues’ behaviors and approaches to work.
Most importantly, you’ll understand the environments where different individuals thrive, including those who shy away from conflict, seem to disappear during high-stress times, and those who dig in and problem-solve to keep projects and people on track to achieve success.
After engaging with the Work Relationship content, you should recognize your colleague in the examples and gain insight into improving your working relationship with that person.
In today’s knowledge-based work environment, strong strategic thinking and sound decision-making are highly desired skills in all jobs across all industries. Strategic thinkers are viewed as self-motivated and demonstrate they can make decisions that benefit their company or organization thanks to an understanding and business acumen that extends beyond their job, role, or function. Strategic thinking and sound decision-making also lead to new opportunities, more challenging responsibilities, or promotion.
The 6-skills that power strategic thinking and decision making are:
Confidence is a funny thing. It can seem to vanish when we need it most. And many of us believe we are either born with it or not, but that is not the case. Confidence is not an innate trait but a belief that we can do something, and it can be developed and strengthened.
The best way to increase confidence is through strong self-awareness. At work, that means having a deep understanding of our thinking processes, behaviors, technical skills strengths & weaknesses, and more. With this knowledge, we can build on our strengths and ask for help with our weaknesses.
To get started, engage with the Confidence module. You may discover other skills that you want to assess and potentially strengthen, like effective communication. Then engage with our Strengthens & Weaknessesmodule, which will help you further build your confidence and ability to summons confidence when needed.
We’ve got a skill solely dedicated to developing Effective Communication. The first thing you will discover when you engage with this module is communication is a process that starts well before uttering a word. You should also assess your Active Listening, given its support of effective communication.
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