StrengthFinder Talent Profile - Sean P McBride

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StrengthFinder Talent Profile - Sean P McBride

  1. 1. Sean P. McBride, Millennial Mainframer in Permanent Beta IBM My Top 5 Strengths I am most motivated by: 3 things 3 things Intellection Opportunities to learn new I LOVE to do I would rather NOT do things and gain new skills. Input Long-term strategic planning Large Group Projects Opportunities to innovate, Learner invent, create. Meetings or Conference Calls Researching & Writing where I am active less than 25% of Building my network and Achiever the time. brand as a thought leader. Routine and redundant Focus Autonomy, freedom of action, Idea-generating, inventing, administrative tasks like Siebel, e- leeway for personal projects. imagining mail, database updates, etc. What is the best way to communicate with me on a project? I prefer to use one-to-many asynchronous social media tools when working on a project, as they promote open collaboration when people are free to dedicate 100% of their mental horsepower on the project. I prefer synchronous voice/text communication for discussion and debate. Professional Performance (three statements about what you bring to the table – feedback from peers/clients, etc.) “Sean is very very good with the details, and he gets the big picture really well.” “Unlike most 26 year olds that don’t know what they’re talking about, Sean looks and sounds very credible because he networks really well, asks only intelligent questions, and also reads a lot.” “Sean has a strong technical grasp and attention to detail, and he is great at building relationships. He could do well in a number of roles, and he could leverage his people skills for success in consultant or manager job if he wanted.” Professional Vision (what is your perfect world?) and Mission (how will you get there?) In my perfect world, I would be a combination IBM Fellow / College Professor / Sci-Fi Author focused on thinking about big-picture technology issues while learning, researching, teaching, and writing. Build my technical network and personal brand. Pursue opportunities that allow me to direct strategy and exercise thought leadership. Continue to be an avid reader/writer/blogger. Be a top-notch social media expert. Look for opportunities to mentor, teach, and exercise peer leadership. Sales & Distribution1

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