ASQ’S VISION STATEMENT By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, the American Society for Quality becomes the community for everyone who seeks quality concepts, technology, and tools to improve themselves and their world.
BREAKING IT DOWN ESTEEM NEEDS -Self-worth -Accomplishment Meta (Beyond) Needs -Faith/spirituality -Creativity -Altruism
VALUE PROPOSITION What do I have to offer? What are the marketable skills that I will provide my future employer? What are my strengths I bring to others? What is my brand? How does my magnificence manifest itself? It is CRUCIAL (especially in this market) to communicate that you understand it is about them…not about you.
META AND ESTEEM NEEDS CONVERGE ESTEEM NEEDSSUCCESS META NEEDSALTRUISM
BRANDING EXERCISE ---Identify 5 trusted confidants you have known at least two years. ----Independent of one another, ask them to list 5 of your strengths. ----Gain greater self-awareness/ increase your value proposition.
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow
EXAMPLES OF TOOLS THAT INCREASE SELF- AWARENESS Keeping a journal Balancing thoughtful solitude with your personal and professional network Listing your likes and dislikes Identifying/ engaging in enjoyable activities. Experiment to find out what works; be consistent.
SELF-AWARENESS….INCREASES YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION LEADING TO SELF-ACTUALIZATION TENACITY PASSION CREATIVITY SERVICE TO OTHERS AUTHENTICITY PASSION SENSE OF HUMOR
STEVE JOBS “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. Don’t lose faith.”