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The book is designed to help you construct a better path into the future. Get these valuable 15 worksheets when you buy the Skill Mapping ebook.

Find out more on how to plan your future using skill mapping.

Step 1: Enhance Your Ability To Visualize Your Current and Future Roles

To succeed, you’ll need to play a STAR ROLE on the stage of work.

The Four Roles. A nice two-page form to flesh out your current and future roles to see how they relate to each other.

The Ten Questions. It’s be said an intelligent mind is one that knows the answers.  Here are 10 questions to help you answer the unknowns about your Next Role.

Visualization Exercises. These exercises are designed to fire-up your imagination to get to answers related to knowing, “What will be your Dream Role?”

Step 2: Environmental Scanning: Don’t Get Blindsided

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Environmental Scanning Worksheet. Today, much of the world media is available for deliver to one of your screens. So the question is, “What should you read?” Put together you own trusted media, subjects to review, and apps to use.

Trend Worksheets. A series of 10 worksheets good for individuals or groups like the one below.

Step 3: Determine Opportunities and Threats

  • Impact Probability Matrix for Threats. This form clarifies what threats to ignore, monitor and minimize.
  • Impact Probability Matrix For Opportunities. This form focuses the mind on how to divine the real opportunities from the not so real ones.
  • Priorities List. A nice way to rank order both your opportunities and threats.

Step 4: Know Thyself

Vices and Virtues. Determine your sins and the virtues you will use to counteract. Your skills might change depending on your role. But your virtues; ah, they would be constant across life. After all, Franklin had thirteen and these stayed the same. There are some virtues that you will need throughout your entire life. That makes them important. We all have vices. Best to acknowledge them since other know what they are.

Top Ten Traits. A nice format to list your personality traits from the Big Five subscales.

The Core Five Competencies: A single page format to document the skills you have and the skill you need to play your role(s).

Step 5: Decide on Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths and Weaknesses. This is meant to be a comprehensive view of what you are good at and not so good at. It’s important to put your capabilities in a priority ranking with one the strongest and commonly observed and 15 the weakest. Clearly, your virtues will be listed as strengths (unless they are weak). Vices would always be weaknesses.

Strategic iSWOT.  It’s strategic since it presents a clear picture of who you are tied to a specific role. It’s meant to be a guide into the future.

Step 6: Take Action

Few choose the path to greatness, but those that do understand that you NEVER, EVER STOP your efforts at getting better.

Tactical iSWOT.  It is relatively easy to use but keep in mind the guidelines mentioned earlier in this chapter.

Tactical Planning. This worksheet exist to as a planning tool on these elements of the on wishes to take action on.

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