As 2004 ends you may be reviewing your hopes and prospects for the new year. It seems a natural and appropriate time to think about how your life is going. One of the areas of chief concern is bound to be your work.
Since you will blossom when you are able to use your innate talents the Gallup folks came up with 12 questions that will test help you to assess where you are in your work situation.
Their publication, "First, Break All the Rules" sets out some of the principles underlying these questions. That book explains what makes a good manager, based on 80,000 in-depth interviews conducted over many years. (The code to take the online questionnaire is also in a new copy of this book.)
Spend a few minutes and reflect on your answers to them. You may find it easier to assess if you are a good fit doing what you do. Pay attention to question three in particular. It is the key.
I will be talking more about talents/themes and their development into strengths—and how handwriting analysis can add more evidence on how well you recognize and use your talents. They are as much a part of you as the color of your eyes. You first need to be able to see them.
These are Gallup’s 12 questions: