Impatient/Activator: People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient. (Do Less.)
Illogical/Analytical: People strong in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation. (Make a decision, wait 24 hours, then re-evaluate decisions.)
Stereotype/Individualization: People strong in the Individualization theme are intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively. (Practice learning one unique quality about everyone you meet.)
Interpersonal/Maximizer: People strong in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb. (Spend more time on planning and goal setting.)
Self Conscious/Significance: People strong in the Significance theme want to be very important in the eyes of others. They are independent and want to be recognized. (Place focus on things which are internal instead of external.)
Skills in High Demand
The best kind of job security is having a set of skills that are not easily outsourced.
These are predominantly “soft” skills not easily learned in a classroom environment:
“ Soft” or “interpersonal” skills that require creativity, innovation, persuasion, and communication are harder to outsource.
What Does Your Ideal Career Look, Sound, Feel Like?
What does your ideal career look like?
Example: My ideal career includes traveling, speaking to groups of people, minimal time in front of a computer, and wearing custom-made suits.
What does your ideal career sound like?
Example: My ideal career provides periods of silence and self-reflection so I can spend time on personal development. There are also considerable periods of human interaction and public speaking. People listen to me as I give presentations and train others.
What does your ideal career feel like?
Example: My ideal career is exhilarating because I get to learn new concepts and ideas, and share them with others. I am compensated comfortably and in a way that allows me to expand my enterprise. It is rewarding because it gives me plenty time to participate in charitable endeavors.
Example: In my career, I work at a company that is driven by the success of individual employees and the overall success of the community. We value and encourage personal development, and strive to make positive contributions to society through our business.
Example : The mission of my career is to continue to learn about personal and career development, bettering myself even as I teach this information to others. I will also improve my ability to seek out opportunities for others, assisting them in career opportunities as a recruiter and entrepreneur.
Example: I view my career as dynamic and diverse, with opportunities for challenge and growth. I see the people I encounter and work with as individuals I can learn from and people I can help. Each day brings another opportunity to develop people, build careers, and create opportunities.