Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development, Strategic planning

How capable are you?

I believe that most people want to be the best version of themselves that they can. One way of becoming a better you can be to increase your capability in any given field or domain. And one way of increasing your capability is to practice your TASKS well.

T – Talent – These are your natural gifts and talents. Engaging in your talents involves doing things you are naturally good at and often, also what you are passionate about.

A – Attitudes – How you talk to yourself about yourself about your everyday responsibilities, especially your work and family life, will have a tremendous impact on how you perform and how you are perceived by others. Properly managing your self-talk is one of the most important activities you can engage in every day. The world around us is not so much what we see as it is the way in which we see.

S – Skills – Either as an extension of your talents or simply by your own will, the things I am proficient at make up your skill-set. You are at your best when you are consistently looking for ways to improve your skill-set. You should not be content to simply learn a new skill; you should also look to develop that skill and look for opportunities to transfer the elements of that skill to other skills. See also my blog post – https://edbrownweb.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/one-year-of-experience-10-times/

K – Knowledge – Knowledge entails learning and insight, understanding and awareness. Gaining and expanding your knowledge demands time and effort; time and effort not spent directly on the tasks of the company or family-life. Some might argue that employees (or moms and dads) should have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their jobs. Some might even question the wisdom of providing extra training for employees. Some may ask, “What happens if you train your employees and they all leave?” The answer, of course, is an even deeper question, “What happens if we don’t train them and they stay? One way to enhance learning is to learn as if I needed to teach what I learn to others.

S – Style – What is it that makes you, you? And more importantly, does your style enhance or reduce the trust of your, employees, children, colleagues, friends, customers, etc? Without trust, it is extremely difficult accomplish truly great things. Without being untrue to yourself how can you create a style that builds trust with those within your sphere of influence?

So get busy with the TASKS at hand and start being the best you, you can be J.

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Inspired by Stephen M.R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill’s book, The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

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