Have you ever heard anyone say either of the following:
“That company is just not the right “fit” for me…”
“That person is just not the right “fit” for what we are looking for…”
I have. I’ve said both of those through the years about myself or others I was interviewing people for various job opening, but have we ever stopped to think about what we actually mean we when we talk about “fit”?
A good friend of mine, Brad Pugh, just released his book The Fit Factors: The Keys to Choosing the Right Job and Building a Great Career. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into “finding your fit” this is a great resource for you.
Brad helps us understand the different factors that go into making a “good fit” when it comes to our careers. He explores the factors on our side to the equation and the factors on the company side. This practical perspective helps us all think through and practically work through how we can find the right “fit” in our jobs.
Strengths based leadership is central to us finding our sweet spots as leaders. I blogged about this a few months ago (You can find them here: Part 1 and Part 2) and the main point was our fully exploited strengths are a far greater value to our organizations than our marginally improved weaknesses. We should build your strengths and delegate your weaknesses.
You can learn more about the book and pick up a copy on his Strengths Test website.