- Common career misperceptions:
- You need to have it all figured out at the start
- You should focus on getting better at the things you’re not good at
- It takes a ton of experience to move into the job you want
- Framing a career around your strengths is key
- If you had to work extremely hard to get good at something, it’s probably not a true strength
- There are exercises and assessments that you can participate in to help you gain clarity on the above
- Scott’s FREE 8 Day Course*
- Happen to Your Career episode #126: Your Career Path is NOT a Straight Line with Dave Stachowiak
- StrengthsFinder 2.0
- CFL89: The Value of the StrengthsFinder Assessment
- CFL90: How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results
- CFL134: The Secret To Happiness
The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence: Fascinating read from past guest Adam Grant. Most of us want to be more emotionally intelligent — but beware the dark side of the force.
What Makes a Good Communicator: I found this article intriguing, especially where it states: “Being frequently unsettled by communication with our loved ones is precisely what attests to the fullness and strength of those bonds.”
Taming Meetings: If there’s a simple and powerful framework for something, Tom Henschel will have it. These 14-minutes will help you avoid death by meetings.
How to Decide Whether to Say Yes or No: Past guest Daniel Pink nails in 90-seconds a decision philosophy from Derek Sivers that I also use.
Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries*: Last week, a client told me how critical this book is to their success at working cross-culturally. It’s on my shelf too.
Just For Fun
Guiding Hands: Having trouble paying attention to your life and your phone? Conan O’Brien has the answer.