Are you a giver or taker?
It been said that you gain kudos and status by what you give away, by the value you create, not the value you take. I'm wondering if the LinkedIn statistic that shows the number of recommendations you've given versus what you have received is a good measure of whether you're a giver or taker?
"After the tragic events of 9/11, a team of Harvard psychologists quietly “invaded” the US intelligence system. The team, led by Richard Hackman, wanted to determine what makes intelligence units effective.
The critical factor wasn’t having stable team membership and the right number of people. It wasn’t having a vision that is clear, challenging, and meaningful. Nor was it well-defined roles and responsibilities; appropriate rewards, recognition, and resources; or strong leadership. Rather, the single strongest predictor of group effectiveness was the amount of help that analysts gave to each other.
Which one are you?