February 25, 2018     Daily Post

Define your role?

Ever taken a personality quiz? Or a StrengthsFinder?

My teams love these things, and they get to communicate more effectively with each other as a result.

But whether it’s ‘personality types’ or ‘position agreements’, there’s an important distinction: Define your role. Don’t be defined by it.

Introvert or Extrovert, Operations or Marketing, it applies equally:

  • Personality results should fit you. You’re not supposed to fit them. By being your best self, if the results stay the same or change, they’re merely an indicator of you at this moment – a metric, not a box.
  • Job titles should fit you. You’re not supposed to fit them. While there are responsibilities you own in your role, you get to redefine the role as you bring your full genius.

How are labels and roles defining you? How are you instead defining them?