I was working with a couple of colleague who I don’t see very often as they are based in London and Hong Kong. In the midst of multi-hour strategy meetings, we paused and began to chat about the students who were really succeeding in their careers and lives. There were two qualities that we saw over and over again:
- Sense of Responsibility. They used their problem-solving skills to resolve challenges and focused on outcomes they had at least some control over.
- Positive Acknowledgement. They devoted time to tracking their progress and recognized what they had achieved and what could be even a little better. This gave when a sense of accomplishment and how to focus on next steps. Even more important, they expressed concrete, sincere, and specific gratitude to each person who helped them – solidifying the relationship in the process.
Interesting lessons from the best of the best that I believe I can apply to my own life.
Enjoy your day,