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I’m about to embark on one of the biggest—and most thrilling—projects of my professional life: creating a Strengths-based culture at my new workplace, Carter Myers Automotive (CMA). But before I go on, I must recognize the people and experiences that have led me here.
We are never standing on our own. We are a product of who and what came before because they’ve had a part in forming who we’ve become and what we can do. This is to say, everyone comes from somewhere.
Although I’ve never attempted a project of this scope, I feel sublimely prepared because of the people who took a chance on me and the previous experiences that grew me. I feel ready to step into this new thing, realizing I’m merely a steward of what was given to me.
I’m thankful that:
I’m also thankful that:
Each of the opportunities I was given helped me to get a little more comfortable, a little more confident, and a little more competent. Now on the eve of training our company’s general managers on Strengths (gulp), I feel humbled, honored, and excited for what lay ahead.
I consider this one of the biggest—and most thrilling—projects of my professional life because at CMA we have:
To do this successfully, we need to:
Sound challenging? It will be! But I’m not alone.
Our executive leadership team has already blessed the initiative, and I’ve got a great team to help. As an independent consultant, I was so used to doing everything on my own, but now I don’t have to! When I invited members of our People Team to help, many of them jumped at the opportunity.
Already team members have:
I’m grateful for their support already. Without them, this movement wouldn’t be possible.
Our goal is to help our employees to own their strengths. We’ll help them to identify their strengths, aim them in the right direction, and grow them. We believe that everyone wins when workers use their strengths for daily work.
So, God willing, that’s where we’re headed at CMA. But there’s a lovely backstory as well, thanks to EnergyCAP and Penn State and all the others.
Keep in touch and I’ll let you know how the whole thing is going…and don’t forget to thank those who’ve helped you to become more comfortable, more confident, and more competent in the wonderful things that you're doing.
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