Recently, an extremely successful businessman took The Kawa Assessment, an online assessment tool which helps to identify one’s professional strengths and ideal business fit. This particular businessman is probably one of the most humble men you can imagine. He confided that he was surprised that the Assessment results didn’t peg him as more of a ‘leader’. Immediately I responded that it is he who recognizes the fantastic business ideas he hears and it is he who pulls entire teams together to make it all happen, consistently and instinctively! And this is precisely how he leads!
So what can we learn from this interaction?
We learn that no matter who we are, and regardless of our degree of success, we each have a vision of ourselves, and a vision of how the world sees us. Whether correct or incorrect, how we see ourselves, and how we think the world sees us, are merely matters of perception. In fact, my favorite quote from Orison Swett Marden, founder of Success magazine, is “We lift ourselves with our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves….” Perhaps he meant with the support of a wonderful assessment tool!
Why is this important? It’s important because you can’t see what you can’t see… a.k.a.: you don’t know what you don’t know!
Confused? Let me simplify:
You know that one great friend that you’ve got? The one you can ask anything and they’ll always tell you the truth about the situation? Well, that’s what a great professional assessment does for you, without the drink meet-up and the ‘how’s the family’ formality. A successful assessment tool helps you cut through all of that misperception to find the realistic view of your authentic self, that you can bring into your personal branding and ultimately, into your professional branding in order to create a clear and fantastic message and build a wildly winning team.
And what’s the message behind the message here?
Remember the humble guy I mentioned? He didn’t lead by creating an original vision of a product or service, but rather, he led with his ability to recognize a vision that would work well in a particular business climate. He also led with his strength in his managerial skills. What he did was take his own strengths and ways of doing things, stayed authentic to his own style, and found his Own Way to Rock… and Lead! Armed and dangerous with the knowledge from his Assessment results- I saw the figurative light bulb flash above his head. I sure as heck can’t wait to see what he creates next… as he consciously steps into his power, aware of his own leadership style!
Find your own way to rock… and lead… by taking The Kawa Assessment at www.KawaCommunityPartners.com or call Tracy at 561-239-0322.