Zenger Folkman Research Shows Ways to Unlock Career Highs

Orem, UT, May 15, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Most people begin a new position with lots of energy and a desire to impress others. However, over time their tasks can often becomes very repetitive and they lose some of their passion. Work can start to feel like a bit of a chore. These moments of passion and energy are longingly referred to as career highs. How can leaders continually experience these “highs” while working the same job?

“Career highs are a time when people felt they were making a significant contribution and were very successful,” said Jack Zenger, CEO of Zenger Folkman, “understanding career highs helps people to understand how and when to use their personal genius.”

The key to making these highs happen in your career is discovering a few things about yourself:

1. Your competence: What skills do you possess? What behaviors are your strengths?
2. Your passions: What activities bring you personal satisfaction and energize you?
3. Your organization’s needs: How can you impact the success of your organization?

These three things will help any individual focus not just on their individual strengths and likes, but marrying those with what the organization actually needs. Finding that “sweet spot” is the key to unlocking these personal career highs.

Joe Folkman, president of Zenger Folkman explained, “Every career has its highs and lows, and some enter a dangerous state of 'Day Prison.' Don’t let your work become a chore! It is up to you to be willing to take the risk of trying something new. Quit looking for the faults of the organization. Raise the bar on your effort and see if that is recognized. It is not uncommon for a large percentage of the working population to feel that they are not being fully utilized. So use this method to fully utilize your gifts and passions in your current role.”

To learn more about how to use this model to attain and maintain career highs, attend Zenger Folkman’s webinar, The Key To Unlocking Your Career Highs Again and Again, on Wednesday, May 24, 2018. For more information on these findings, and how to incorporate them into a leadership development plan, visit www.zengerfolkman.com.

Zenger Folkman is the authority in strengths-based leadership development. Their award-winning programs employ research-based methods that improve organizations and turn good managers into extraordinary leaders.
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BreAnne Okoren