How do you measure performance and value your talents?Have you 'actually' measured your value?
'Perceived value' translates into 'actual value'. That is why the best people are sought after by potential employers and executive search specialists. When these people value your skills, wisdom, experiences and competencies you get compensated more, are recognised and valued even further. 'Pay for the best' is the truism when it come to employment and employability.
How do you appraise your value? How do you get valued like a precious diamond is assigned a price-tag, or your property/real estate is appraised?
Before your next performance appraisal, do a SWOT Analysis. Born of marketing, and used to assess the value of a brand, SWOT can be used to assess your valuable skills, and Unique Selling Points (USPs). SWOT is an acronym for Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. By identifying, in detail and exactness, your Strengths (abilities and capabilities) - you can project your Opportunities (including future value and potential). Your Weaknesses need to be reduced, and converted into competencies or your Threats increase to become your risks.
Do a SWOT Analysis before your next Performance Appraisal interview, job interview, or when updating your LinkedIn profile.
Leadership Lessons: How do you value yourself? How do you value others? How do you answer questions relating to value, relevance and importance?