“Being good is good business… If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.” – Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop.
Employers emphatically seek good people with good mindset qualities. The top 20 mindset qualities that employers seek include more good qualities than anything else. Qualities such as honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness and accountability. We have every reason to believe, based on our work and research, that this applies to anyone at any level. Good applies to you regardless of your status or position. Good is not a “nice to have”. It is a “must have” if you truly seek to secure and make your mark in the job you love. It is a practical and essential lens and tool for achieving the sort of working life you desire. No matter how strong you are on global and grit, you cannot get there and stay there without good.
So what is Good in Business?
We cringe when employers tell us “We seek good people”, because we know from our research and expertise that they are asking for trouble. Some of the most unhappy workers at any level we’ve ever met are good people who demonstrate good qualities. Some of the most under performing and endangered divisions of businesses we’ve ever seen are filled with good people who are trusting, caring, ethical and more. Being a good person isn’t enough.
So when we refer to “good”, we are not referring to the common variety of being a good person, who may be easily crushed. We are talking about the 3G version, who stands up to and is strengthened by the most difficult tests. This is the version that earns you the job you love and helps you flourish throughout your career. Good is the bedrock of your 3G Mindset. It is about seeing and approaching the world in a way that truly benefits those around you and standing true to what matters most, no matter what, the 3G way.
Do you have the Good Mindset employers are looking for? Take the 3G Panorama® for free today and find out.