My Core Strengths : Survey Completion Date : 01/09/2014
- Strategic : People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
- Adaptability : People exceptionally talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend to be "now" people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
- Achiever : People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
- Significance : People exceptionally talented in the Significance theme want to be very important in others' eyes. They are independent and want to be recognized.
- Includer : People exceptionally talented in the Includer theme accept others. They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.
The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that
can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. 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. There you can evaluate
accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make
selections. You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into
resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until
you arrive at the chosen path-your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is
your Strategic theme at work: "What if?" Select. Strike.
You live in the moment. You don't see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, you see it as a place
that you create out of the choices that you make right now. And so you discover your future one
choice at a time. This doesn't mean that you don't have plans. You probably do. But this theme of
Adaptability does enable you to respond willingly to the demands of the moment even if they pull you
away from your plans. Unlike some, you don't resent sudden requests or unforeseen detours. You
expect them. They are inevitable. Indeed, on some level you actually look forward to them. You are, at heart, a very flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work are pulling you in
many different directions at once.
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement.
You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in
order to feel good about yourself. And by "every day" you mean every single day-workdays,
weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes
without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied. You have an
internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to achieve more. After each
accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very soon it rekindles itself, forcing
you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical. It
might not even be focused. But it will always be with you. As an Achiever you must learn to live with
this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It brings you the energy you need to work long
hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks, new
challenges. It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity
for your work group. It is the theme that keeps you moving.
You want to be very significant in the eyes of other people. In the truest sense of the word you want to
be recognized. You want to be heard. You want to stand out. You want to be known. In particular, you
want to be known and appreciated for the unique strengths you bring. You feel a need to be admired
as credible, professional, and successful. Likewise, you want to associate with others who are
credible, professional, and successful. And if they aren't, you will push them to achieve until they are.
Or you will move on. An independent spirit, you want your work to be a way of life rather than a job,
and in that work you want to be given free rein, the leeway to do things your way. Your yearnings feel
intense to you, and you honor those yearnings. And so your life is filled with goals, achievements, or
qualifications that you crave. Whatever your focus - and each person is distinct - your Significance
theme will keep pulling you upward, away from the mediocre toward the exceptional. It is the theme
that keeps you reaching.
"Stretch the circle wider." This is the philosophy around which you orient your life. You want to include
people and make them feel part of the group. In direct contrast to those who are drawn only to
exclusive groups, you actively avoid those groups that exclude others. You want to expand the group
so that as many people as possible can benefit from its support. You hate the sight of someone on the
outside looking in. You want to draw them in so that they can feel the warmth of the group. You are an
instinctively accepting person. Regardless of race or sex or nationality or personality or faith, you cast
few judgments. Judgments can hurt a person's feelings. Why do that if you don't have to? Your
accepting nature does not necessarily rest on a belief that each of us is different and that one should
respect these differences. Rather, it rests on your conviction that fundamentally we are all the same. We are all equally important. Thus, no one should be ignored. Each of us should be included. It is the
least we all deserve.