My Personal Brand
I always hated those team-building sessions where you needed to talk about yourself and tell your best and worst qualities. So, you can imagine that I approach this particular blog entry with some reluctance. What are my best qualities? (Deep breath…) Well, I guess what frustrates me is that some of what I think are my best qualities are those ‘soft skills’ that so many out there in the business world look down upon … but here goes… I think I’m a great listener. Whether my client is ‘internal’ such as a boss or co-worker, or ‘external’ such as a customer, I feel I have a great ability to connect with them and sincerely try to understand the challenges they want to overcome. Even if I veer off track, I feel like that initial chemistry I have developed with the client ensures their support since they feel that my efforts are clearly in line.
Along with being a good listener, I’m an excellent communicator. I am very responsive to client’s requests and questions and work to ensure that they are well aware of what is going on and what the status is of any particular project. It’s difficult to measure these qualities, but many have commented on these traits as some of my best qualities. Clients feel secure and cared for, even when the project is feeling out of control. Some of the more measurable qualities would include the level of attention to detail that ensures that projects are carried out smoothly. But, back to the soft skills, I’d have to add in sense of humour, sense of ownership and responsibility and an enthusiasm for work that is often contagious.
Maybe the best thing I could say about myself is that I’d like to work with something like me!