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When it comes to finding a career that’s right for you and good for the world, you have to know your strengths.  A key to the success of our Echoing Green Fellows, for example, is their ability to uncover and focus on what they rock at.  (They often fill in the holes in their expertise by supplementing them with talented people on their team.) It’s a simple formula for impact. With that in mind, we want to know, what are you good at?

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Not only staying calm in crises and other high pressure situations but creating a bubble of calm for those around me. Quickly finding meaning and pattern in large amounts of information. Helping those with differing views find common ground. Asking the question that moves a group forward by refocusing attention, dispelling conflict, getting people to look at things in a new way.

Answered about 2 years ago shirley keeton 7 from United States
about 2 years ago tallybower said:
 

It is so hard to stay calm yourself, what skills have you developed to create a bubble of calm for others? That is definitely a powerful skill to develop.

about 2 years ago shirley keeton said:
 

@tallybower I can’t really say that it is something I have developed with intent. It is more a matter of who I am and how I see the world. I have been through some very, very ugly things in my life and that left me with a worldview that helps keep perspective even in a crisis. I don’t know why I have a calming effect on people other than not getting rattled myself. I just know that I get comments like “I don’t know how but it will be okay now that you are here.” This was said to me by a Red Cross emergency director when I arrived at an operations center after a tornado the town where I was living. More recently I was working with a group who were all in a rush and anxious over the event for which we are preparing when my boss looked at me and asked me “Do you ever get rattled?”


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