red flag green flag system for work?
August 25, 2015 3:43 PM   Subscribe

This is so hard to google and sort of time sensitive - I read something once about starting the process of finding what you love to do, and it involved going about your work day and noting all the different tasks you do, then marking them with "green flag" or "red flag" etc., according to how much you like or hate that particular aspect of the job. There was more to it, and maybe it was a book? I'd really appreciate it if you know what this was. I might have found it on Metafilter.
posted by peep to Work & Money (4 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Could it possibly have been in "What color is your parachute?"? I've seen that book mentioned here several times.
posted by kinddieserzeit at 6:16 PM on August 25, 2015


The method is explained in Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham. It helps to identify your strengths (tasks that invigorate you) and your weaknesses (tasks that drain you).
posted by watch out for turtles at 7:09 PM on August 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


Additional resource: Marcus Buckingham's Career Intervention Session (via Oprah). (Basically a video workshop version of the book)
posted by watch out for turtles at 7:20 PM on August 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yes! "Loved it, loathed it" was what I was thinking of. Thanks!
posted by peep at 8:28 PM on August 25, 2015


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