Even if you think you already know what you do well, it is worth giving this some structured thought. This will build your confidence and readiness to articulate it to others.
Try this exercise
You will need to block out some time and perhaps even try a neutral setting such as a park or café. The aim is to list as many answers as you can under the following headings:
• All the achievements that you are proud of in your career to date.
• All the times when someone has given you positive feedback.
• All the achievements away from work about which you feel proud.
Think behaviours – it’s not just what you did but how you went about it.
Keep adding to the list over the next few weeks. You may be surprised by how it continues to grow.
What does this mean for you – both for yourself and as a leader of others?