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Create your core quadrant

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  • 1. Core Quality Business & IT Worlds Kharkov 4 April 2014 Business Process Modeling PhD Olya Zakharova
  • 2. Ofman’s Theory
  • 3. Ofman’s Theory
  • 4. Ofman’s Theory
  • 5. Core Quality • A core quality is a specific strength that characterizes you • It is a strong and positive personal quality • It makes you what you are • It is one of the first things people say about you when they are asked to describe you • Each person has at least one core quality
  • 6. Examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational More ideas: considerateness, carefulness, courage, orderliness, flexibility
  • 7. Pitfall • Your pitfall goes hand-in-hand with your core quality • It is the distortion of your core quality when you show too much of it • It is the reversed side of the medal, your quality becomes a weakness
  • 8. Examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational Helpful becomes meddling. Careful becomes fussy. Flexible becomes capricious.
  • 9. More eexamples
  • 10. Challenge • Your challenge is the positive opposite of your pitfall • It is a positive quality that you should show more often • It is a quality you often recognize and admire in others • This quality is needed to keep your core quality well-balanced
  • 11. Examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational
  • 12. Core Quality & Challenge The core quality and the challenge are complementary qualities. The objective is to strike a balance between the two. If the challenge is underdeveloped, the core quality must be improved to find the balance. Example: It is not necessary to become less decisive, but to develop more patience, resulting in a patient decisiveness without nagging. Or: find a balance between flexibility and orderliness.
  • 13. Allergy • Your allergy is the negative opposite of your core quality • Most people are allergic to their own challenge recognized in other persons • You can get into conflict with people that are in your allergy zone, especially when that person is the personification of that behavior you detest
  • 14. Examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational
  • 15. More examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational
  • 16. More examples • You are decisive • You are modest • You are rational
  • 17. Core Quadrant You can visualize your core quality, pitfall, challenge, and allergy in a Core Quadrant
  • 18. Core Quadrant
  • 19. Core Quadrant
  • 20. Example: Decisiveness
  • 21. Super Quadrant
  • 22. Personal Development
  • 23. Personal Development
  • 24. Interaction between people
  • 25. Relation with others • Everybody has core qualities, therefore everybody has pitfalls • Your allergy is the other person’s pitfall! • So if you are allergic to somebody’s behavior, consider it as the other person’s pitfall. Then try finding the quality behind it. You might be able to improve your relationship with that person
  • 26. Visualize relation with others
  • 27. Relation with others Try showing more of your challenge when you notice somebody is allergic to your behavior.
  • 28. You can bring balance by:
  • 29. Business & IT Worlds
  • 30. Core Quality
  • 31. A core quadrant for an IT person
  • 32. A business person
  • 33. There are two potential clashes
  • 34. The confrontation between the characters
  • 35. Create your Core Quadrant
  • 36. You can start in any part – Start an inventory of your strong points and elaborate by defining your pitfall, challenge, and allergy. – Have others told you what they often dislike about you? That might be your pitfall. Look for the positive quality behind it and continue by determining your challenge and allergy.
  • 37. Create your Core Quadrant – You might already know some of your challenges. Try finding the positive quality behind them and describe the accompanying pitfall and allergy. – Is there somebody that immediately pops up in your mind when you talk about your allergies? Try describing the positive things of that person and discover what it says about you.
  • 38. Your Core Quadrant
  • 39. Core Qualities
  • 40. Using your core quadrant • Put your own behavior and that of others into perspective • Improve your relationship with colleagues • Prepare yourself for job interviews • Define challenges to improve these qualities, for instance for your personal development plan
  • 41. My Core Quality 1. Responsibility 2. Leadership 3. Perfectionism 4. Creativity
  • 42. Yours
  • 43. E-mail: Skype: harizmalife Cell: +38 050 401 33 35 PhD Olya Zakharova