According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.
Per the August 2018 Gallup poll:
- 34% of U.S. workers are engaged, tying highest in Gallup’s history
- Engagement is highly related to positive business outcomes
- 53% are in the “not engaged category”
The disengaged “may be generally satisfied but are not cognitively and emotionally connected to their work and workplace; they will usually show up to work and do the minimum required but will quickly leave their company for a slightly better offer. Team leaders influence whether workers are able to use their strengths to do what they do best, give team members recognition for good work, and hold ongoing conversations to coach their employees. Nineteen million individuals have now learned their strengths, which positions them better to do what they do best.”
If you have never been tested for your strengths (otherwise known as aptitudes – different from interests) relative to other people, please give me a call or send me an email, I am happy to share with you the best ways to find this out for yourself or someone you care about.
In the book, Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment, the success formula is turned inside out. The steps are laid out for you: know your “micro motives,” choices, strategies and focus on near term goals. The stories of how people have mastered life in non-standard ways are fascinating.
What if you knew how to best adapt and fit so that you experienced greater fulfillment, success while being true to yourself, and realized even more of your potential? What if this was not only possible, easier, and ultimately provided more security, control, and joy in your life? Imagine what that would be like, knowing it was possible.
As the crusty snow melts away and the budding begins, I can’t think of a better time than springtime to turn one’s thoughts to renewal.
Watch this video to see what the Airforce learned about the costs of accepting average and how important it is to march to the beat of your own drum without sacrificing success, and please find the events’ details below…
Inviting you to challenge your assumptions about success this March.