We covered the lesson on “Teachability” this week from the book “Talent is Never Enough” by John C. Maxwell.
Now this is one area I don’t feel like I need much help on. I love learning, and am almost always open to suggestion for improvement. The book warns that pride is an enemy of teachability, but I have little to no pride. I could probably stand to work more on pride than teachability actually. Basically being teachable is being open to growth, and no one should ever be done growing.
I though I was fairly comfortable on the computer until I opened my Etsy shop. Then I had to learn about online marketing, about blogs, and HTML, banners. . . well, all kinds of stuff I didn’t know or care about a year ago. And its been fun, because I love to learn. Finally I found a personality trait I have that should serve me well.
I have to share some quotes from the book that really gave me the giggles. Maxwell gives a list of quote that supposedly came from real employee evaluations. My goal is to never be one of these people. I’m just going to give a few of my favorites – there are a bunch:
“Works well when under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat.”
“When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet.”
“He sets low personal standards and consistently fails to achieve them.”
“If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he’s the other one.”
And my personal favorite, “This young lady had delusions of adequacy.”