Leadership Quiz Night! Leadership, social media, community outreach, research, and training, they all mean very different things to different people. What I have learned is that you need to be able to show your work. In a job interview, that can become a very interesting prospect to have thrown at you – unaware. It’s those little questions….
- Show your work
- Show me leadership.
- Tell me how you perform community outreach.
- How many hours a day do you work in social media?
- How many social media applications can you link?
- What is content marketing for social media?
- While doing research did you actively engage in experimentation that provided you with factual data that could be useful to your organization or business?
- Training usually has some long-term benefit, plus you provide your learners with material or backup data, where do you store your assessment data?
Have we reached the end of sensibility? The honest answer is – maybe. Can we thrive in a constant environment without some form of monetary benefit keeping us afloat? Probably not. Our skills are our bread and butter. We need to be able to sell those skills and sell them well. Some people don’t even know they have certain skills. Testing yourself, and really examining what you do and don’t know can help you in your quest to be in that perfect position.
Have we reached the end of sensibility? The honest answer is – maybe
Back to my initial statement, leadership, social media, community outreach, research, and training, they all mean very different things to different people. Words DO matter. Depending on the words you use, they may ultimately define your role in the working environment. They may also generate feelings, good or bad. I have learned the meaning of stress, and words that I associate with that stress are called project management and strategic planning. I’m not saying they are bad positions, but anyone who has ever been in a position where a large chunk of your daily role was finding yourself buried under a deadline, client concerns, and underperforming managers – you’ll understand. They can be fun roles also; if you like the fast and furious pace that they often take. Yea…I lived for that crap!
Yea…I lived for that crap!
Leadership verbiage is probably way over-used by many. Leadership has to deal with taking a lead role in a project or endeavor. Leadership is not teaching someone how to turn on a computer or find information, that’s training or guidance. It’s not leading a meeting where all you do is discuss the same thing over and over again – that’s training.
Leadership is more about directing others and assuming a role of authority and taking responsibility for that position. When you do community outreach, that generally entails that you have many contacts and work through those contacts to form some sort of alliance that has a similar goal. It is a bringing together of large circles of people, businesses, and community leaders for the common good.
When you do community outreach, that generally entails that you have many contacts and work through those contacts to form some sort of alliance that has a similar goal. It is bringing together large circles of people, businesses, and community leaders for the common good
Some people may have a completely different ideology about what constitutes certain skill sets. I have an aversion to those who claim certain skill sets that are not unique to them. On-the-other-hand, I enjoy those professionals who put Customer Service or Volunteer on their list of skills.
Basically, unless I know you personally, the only thing I can pretty much assume is that you can type. I can probably glean a fair amount of information from your writings, but there has to be more. Details tend to matter. I want to know you. I don’t want memorized words, I want you to know what you are good at.
Leadership Quiz Night!
Here are some fun little tools to test your skills. It’s all hypothetical of course, it won’t determine your life work. You might be a master of your craft, and end up with a weak score. It’s a reality check, but a fun one. What are you really good at? Are you too good? Can you laugh at yourself and with others when you look at your own scores? It puts you on an equal playing field with all those who work around you. A little bit of humility goes a long way in building true character.
Have fun with these freebie tests
- Mind Tools: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/get-started.htm
- ISeek: https://www.iseek.org/careers/assessmentsuite.html
- Central Test: http://l.centraltest.com/ct_us/online-assessment.php
- Riley Guide: http://www.rileyguide.com/assess.html
- Mind Tools: Leadership test https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_50.htm
- Take your own companies tests ……………………….
Have fun learning what you are good at. Take a good hard look at your resume. If you have done the skills, and actually understand the meaning of the skill, leave it on there. If you have tinkered with a skill, be very cautious about misrepresenting who you are and what you do. Lastly. Don’t dummy down your skills for no one.
Don’t dummy down your skills for no one
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