Zooming in on Achievers, Dr Adele Scheele further explained that they have three qualities that set them apart from the Sustainers.
Success breeds success. Employers want proven winners. But Achievers are also able to demonstrate how their past knowledge and experience can be useful in their new assignment.
They are able to do this by translating skills and aptitudes- even when the past experience is not directly related to their present opportunity.
While Sustainers wait for opportunity to knock on doors- and it does not happen; Achievers have perfected the art of catching fireflies of opportunity- before the brief life of a firefly comes to an end.
Achievers have the “knack of being at the right place at the right time”. Others may attribute this to luck, but it is not as simple as that.
They have a goal or goals. They know where they are going. They have a plan- sometimes unconsciously. Therefore, when an opportunity arises they are able to grab it and make great use of it.
Sustainers believe in a fair system- and they remain timid, on their best behaviour, waiting to be rewarded. And it does not happen.
Achievers have good people management skills that enable them to motivate, inspire and to lead people.
They understand the art of good human relations which depends on two important requirements- the ability to use empathy and the ability to communicate.
Empathy is the ability to put yourself in the other person’s shoes and see the problem from his perspective. And the ability to communicate ensures good relations.