List Love Book Club: I am good at _____.

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your best qualities in the workplace

Such great timing. I just finished a job interview recently (and got the job!) so I've spent some time thinking and talking about what I'm good at in the workplace. Side note: although I do not like looking for jobs I very much enjoy job interviews. I am apparently so persuasive that after I'm done I've always convinced myself that I'd be great at a job!

  1. Program Management-I am such a list, budget, timeline nerd. Also? I'm bossy. Program Management is basically just an opportunity to be myself.
  2. Public Speaking-I don't really get nervous so I tend to get volunteered to do presentations which always gives the impression that you are smart. ;)
  3. Meeting Facilitation-People get OUT OF CONTROL at meetings talking about this and that and getting nothing done. I will set an agenda and keep people on it, I am not afraid to crack the whip.
  4. Defusing-For some reason the workplace can turn rational people into rampaging robots intent on destroying each other. I'm not saying I love to do it but I do have some skill in defusing hysteria.
  5. Training-There are a lot of teachers in my life. I don't like kids but I do like teaching so training is right up my alley.

To be honest  I feel a little weird making this list because it seems so... non-humble, but I'm trying to remember that thinking highly of yourself does not mean that you are looking down at other people. In fact, I find that when I am kind to myself I am also more inclined to see what other people are good at as well. What are you good at? Danielle's got the link!

Posted on August 16, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.