What do you gravitate to? Here are some questions you can ask yourself, to get started:
• Are there any members of your team you are drawn to more than others? What are the reasons you are drawn to them? What does this tell you about your own preferences in people?
• What aspects of your work, as a manager, do you like doing? What don’t you like doing? Anything you detest doing? What does this tell you about the work you are doing now?
• How do you like to be rewarded for a job well done? What does this tell you about what matters to you?
• What emotions do you exhibit most often when you are under stress? What feelings you generally “default” to? For example, anger, feeling like a victim, resentment, overwhelm, inadequacy. What does this tell you about the underlying emotions you carry with you in life?
Your natural inclinations can tell you a lot about what you want to be doing. They can also tell you about what you do not want to be doing. Examining what you gravitate to can move you forward on the road to happiness and fulfillment in your work.
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