Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life
1. Keep your focus on achievement and leaving something behind of value. If you do that regularly, you will never be finished with worthwhile things to do.
2. Identify and cultivate your unique strengths/core competencies. How can these
strengths make you a more valuable person at work and outside of work?
How can they help make your organization more valuable?
3. Blend reflection and action. Consider what people in your organization, your
personal network, friends and family find valuable.
4. Practice systematic abandonment. You may have to give up things that you
enjoy doing, or that your organization found to be useful in the past, in order
to create new meaning and new value.
5. Get out of the office and into the world. You can become a more valuable person, and recognize important opportunities for your organization, by
developing meaningful leisure opportunities, taking or teaching classes, volunteering or becoming involved in the arts. You’ll meet people who think and act differently from you, and who will broaden your personal and professional perspective
6. Self-assessment questions, applicable for organizations and individuals: What is
Our Mission? Who Is Our Customer? What Does the Customer Value? What
Are Our Results? What is Our Plan?
7. Your personal legacy matters. What do you want to be remembered for? You don’t know how long you will live, and time is rarely sufficient for all the things you would like to accomplish: decide what needs to