Find Out Where Your Career is VulnerableORDER THE BOOK
It’s important to discover our strengths , but when we fail it’s because we don’t understand and manage our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
About the Author:
Carter Cast, a clinical professor at the Kellogg School of Management and also a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, has played a pivotal role in building multiple iconic consumer brands in his career and developing organizational talent within hi
Archetypes are characterizations that demonstrate, in a microcosm, how and why talented people experience career derailment. Do any of these archetypes sound like you?Take the Assessment
Suffers from interpersonal issues, often due to an inflated ego, resulting in poor working relationships.
Has difficulty building and leading teams; often reverts either to over-managing or to going it alone.
Resists learning new skills and has difficulty adapting to changing circumstances.
Relies too much on a single skill; gets mired in the details and has trouble seeing the big picture.
Lacks planning and organizational skills; over-commits and under-delivers.
The Right Stuff
What is the “Right Stuff?” It’s the characteristics and behaviors that allow some people to have satisfying and successful careers.
Three-fourths of performance is accounted for by factors besides that of raw intelligence. People with the right stuff tend to do three things well:
1) They act on their own initiative—they are learners who pursue a variety of self-starting methods to foster their continued professional and personal development and they seek out challenging assignments that will accelerate their skill development and allow them to realize career advancement opportunities.
2) They have emotional intelligence, which allows them to build positive relationships with others. In doing so, they avoid the interpersonal problems of a Captain Fantastic.
3) They have tremendous perseverance and drive for results. They establish stretch goals, focus on the work that provides the greatest return on investment and take personal responsibility for the outcomes of the group. In doing so, they avoid becoming an unfocused Whirling Dervish.