Skill mapping draws on your vision for yourself — your career and your life – yours, not the bosses, not the corporations, not the government, not your parents. Yours.
Can you imagine how it would feel to realize you have wasted years on the wrong path? To understand that you are stuck in a dead-end job? And there’s nothing worse than being racked with regret over a career wasted.
After all, it’s your life journey, not theirs. You shouldn’t use someone else’s map, you must create your own. This gives you self-confidence — the power to know where you are going and how you can get there.
Our path to success has been compared to climbing a mountain. The greater the achievement, the tougher the climb. To succeed, you will need climbing skills. But first, you need a map.
For it doesn't pay to be lost and confused, unsure of your path, full of doubt over the roles you want to play, the expertise and skills needed, and what mountain you want to climb.
But there is a solution — a tool set called Skill Mapping. It's a small number of practical techniques allowing you to to decide on the work role(s) wanted, the skills needed and the actions required.
Know where you're going and the path to get there. Get on the fast track.
Chart your path to the top.
It Doesn't Pay to be Lost on the Journey of Life
Have you ever asked yourself,
The world of busiess and myiad opportunities for you. But you first have to map out what you want to do and who you want to be.
SKILL MAPPING is a powerful way to flesh out your CURRENT and FUTURE ROLES on the stage of work and life. And it's a way of knowing what skills you have and what skills you need. In HR speak, we call it competency modeling.
It's also a way to clarify your character. — to illuminate the moral and ethical virtues important to your personal growth.
It's a way of clarifying how you want to have impact and it's designed to help you priortize and find your sense of purpose.
By applying the six-step process detailed in his book, you map a way to accelerate your career, to accerate your growth.
Six Proven Growth Hacks Allowing You to:
Define Your Roles
Flesh out a vision of the future, not our bosses, not your parents, yours. Choose 4 roles that define who you are now and who you will be.
There are few payoff's to being ignorant about wha'ts going on.
Know how to know what's going on in those areas important to you.
ID Threats & Opportunities
Life presents both opportunties and threats.
Before you deal with them, best define what they are.
Work to Know Thyself
We all have assets and liabilities. But few know what they are.
Many fail because they are blind — blind to faults that they could have fixed — should have — fixed.
Identify Faults & Virtues
Best fix things before the powers that be discover them.
Best know your many strengths so you can capitilize on them.
Move & Take Action
Your map is no good if you don't use it. Remember, taking action is easier once you know what path to take and how to get there.
I hope rather than just giving you a dull bio, that you don't mind my sharing a bit of philosophy. It was Walt Disney who once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." But that's only true if you got skills. NO GREAT DREAM IS EVER ACHIEVED WITH YOUR CURRENT INVENTORY OF SKILLS.
It’s also important to understand this simple truth of organizational life, “Your Strengths Get you Hired —Your Weaknesses Get you Fired.” To make your dreams real — even to simply stay employed — you must continually upgrade your skills. And if you can do that, you can reach your dreams.
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Murray Johannsen is Founder and President of Legacee. He guides the development programs offered through the Legacee, Legacee Academy, and LegaceePrime sites. These sites focus on growing the skills needed to Change Your World by providing the timeless skills universities typically ignore, but that corporations always want for those on the fast track to the top. Typically, these aren’t technical skills, but the managerial and leadership skills necessary for creativity and innovation.
Besides running the Legacee suite of learning programs, he teaches as an adjunct professor and management instructor at: UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles); Korea University (Seoul, Korea), and California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, California). Murray also has a B.S. in Pharmacy, an MBA from the University of Iowa; and a M. A. in Psychology from Harvard University.
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