Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Things That Move You: Strategy

My coworkers and I recently took a "strengths" assessment to find the 5 strongest qualities that influence the way we work. These, for the most part, seem spot-on, and also influence my freelance work. I thought I'd post the rundown here.

My #1 trait was found to be "strategic". This theme "enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, 'What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?' This recurring question helps you see around the next corner.

You entertain ideas about the best ways to reach a goal, increase productivity, or solve a problem. First, you think of alternatives. Then you choose the best option. Driven by your talents, you may see solutions before other people know there is a problem. You might start formulating answers before your teammates, coworkers, or classmates understand the question. Sometimes you generate numerous ideas before sorting to the one that makes the most sense in a particular situation. Instinctively, you are a self-reliant person who needs time alone to think and work. You generate innovative ideas and propose systematic programs of action."

I'm 100% efficient, folks!

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