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Simona Urechescu Pro Spective Assessment

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Simona Urechescu Pro Spective Assessment

  1. 1. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsThese are your Top 5 Leadership Characteristics:Managing UpYou relate well with higher management. You manage your career well. You know what youwant in your career. You are proactive in positioning yourself—your career aspirations andinterests—to leaders who will influence your career trajectory. You do not hesitate to takeadvantage of opportunities that showcase your skills to higher management. This requiresconfidence, but gaining support of your boss and senior leaders makes the risk worth it to you.Getting OrganizedYou are steady and calm in situations that others find overwhelming. When you are faced withever-increasing demands, when you are under pressure to keep up the pace, you approachyour work with focused attention and careful planning. You manage your time well. You havethe ability to call upon the appropriate resources at a moment’s notice in order to advance theproject or deliverable. You are constantly monitoring, thinking ahead, and making timelyadjustments in order to avoid obstacles and keep things moving on track.Acting with Honor and CharacterYou know what you stand for. Your actions are rooted in a stable set of values. You can becounted on to act consistently and stay true to your word. Others trust you because yourbeliefs and actions match. People see you walking your talk. They sense your authenticity andyour character.Being Open and ReceptiveYou make a point of asking questions to learn more about people. You are willing to sharework- and nonwork-related things about yourself to find common ground with others. Youactively listen to others’ perspectives. You have a way of focusing your mind exclusively on theKorn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 1 of 8
  2. 2. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsBeing Open and Receptive: Top 5 Characteristics (Contd)person in front of you and what he or she is saying. The fact that you stay so present sends astrong message about the other person’s value and the worth of his or her point of view.Making Tough People CallsYou are able to accurately assess other people’s strengths and weaknesses. By carefullyobserving a person’s behavior, you are able to see patterns that help you predict how well thatperson will perform in different roles or situations. You use this insight to match people toassignments, decide whom to hire or whom to promote, and make the tough people callsnecessary to sustain a quality pipeline of talent on your team and in your organization.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 2 of 8
  3. 3. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsPotential Blind SpotsBlind spots are characteristics that you overestimate. You are likely to see yourself as stronger in these skills thanothers see you. A self assessment can give you insight on potential areas for self improvement, however, askingothers for their input by doing a network assessment will give you far greater insight on your blind spots. Here areyour potential blind spots and some ideas for next steps:Being Organizationally SavvyOrganizations are essentially groups of people organized around a common goal. Thus,successfully navigating organizations requires a high level of social attunement.Understanding how to align with and influence others, form strong networks, and listen activelyto those around you are essential first steps toward finding your feet in your organization. • Build alliances – Your mission: Find commonalities with a wide range of people within your organization. Sincerity, respect, and active listening will go a long way toward building relationships and learning about the organization through others’ perspectives and experiences. • Know your advocates – Find the key people in the organization who will work with you to usher your projects through the maze of governance bodies and approvals. These are the people who will take a vested interest in your success. • Unwritten signs – Knowing people’s titles and reporting relationships is not the complete picture. An organization has a formal structure and an informal structure. Many times, there are people who have power and respect without the title and they are able to influence. Read the unwritten title on people’s nameplates.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 3 of 8
  4. 4. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsPotential Hidden StrengthsHidden strengths are characteristics that you underestimate. You are likely to see yourself as weaker in theseskills than others see you. A self assessment can give you insight on potential areas for self improvement,however, asking others for their input by doing a network assessment will give you far greater insight on yourhidden strengths. Here are your potential hidden strengths:Keeping on PointYou have discipline. Despite all of the tasks and challenges vying for your attention, you sortthrough competing priorities and stay focused. You have your favorite tricks for doingthis—setting aside blocks of time, finding ways to minimize interruptions, making decisionsquickly. You know that it’s not enough to be busy. Your concentrated focus producesmeaningful accomplishments.Understanding the BusinessYou have earned a seat at the table. You have regular interaction with senior executives, andthey see you as a credible partner. You speak the language of business. With your high levelof acumen, you are able to analyze and speak intelligently about customers, competitors, andbusiness strategy. You have a clear point of view. The payoff is that many leaders seek youout to ask your opinion about the potential impact of business decisions.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 4 of 8
  5. 5. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsProblem AreasProblem areas can be hard to talk about. However, we want to arm you with as much information as possibleabout the roots of success as well as known causes of derailment. Through studying the career trajectories ofthousands of individual contributors, managers, and executives, we’ve identified the five most common barriersto career success. If you suspect one or more of these areas is a problem for you, the section below will provideinitial steps toward improvement.This assessment did not generate any problem areas for you.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 5 of 8
  6. 6. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsKorn/Ferry InsightsHere’s how you compare to others:Managing UpManaging Up is a strong skill for most people across all leadership levels. However, it may notbe surprising that the skill improves as leaders move up to the manager and executive levels.Your ability to garner support from senior leaders gives you the opportunity to position yourideas and influence your career trajectory.Getting OrganizedGetting Organized is important at all leadership levels, particularly at the individual contributorand manager levels where it is highly correlated with strong performance. Most people aremoderately skilled at Getting Organized, and for those who need to improve, it is easier todevelop than most leadership skills. Planning, marshalling resources, and multi-tasking arekey, especially for leaders who are charged with efficient execution.Acting with Honor and CharacterActing with Honor and Character is ranked highest in importance compared to all otherleadership skills. It is the foundation upon which all other leadership skills are built. Mostpeople are highly skilled in Acting with Honor and Character. It is moderately difficult todevelop. Being trustworthy, consistent, and ethical are viewed by most employers as price-of-admission leadership qualities.Being Open and ReceptiveMost people are moderately skilled in Being Open and Receptive, and it is moderately difficultto develop. Listening, patience, and a relaxed sense of humor are qualities that can help youKorn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 6 of 8
  7. 7. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsBeing Open and Receptive: Korn/Ferry Insights (Contd)build strong relationships with your colleagues and team.Making Tough People CallsMaking Tough People Calls is important at the manager and executive levels, but few peoplehave this skill, regardless of leadership level. Making Tough People Calls requires keenobservational skills, the ability to assess accurately, and the courage to make the decision tohire, fire, or promote. For these reasons, Making Tough People Calls is moderately difficult todevelop. People who are skilled at Making Tough People Calls are often also good at Dealingwith Trouble.Keeping on PointKeeping on Point is very important across all leadership levels, particularly at the managerlevel where it is highly correlated with strong performance. However, the skill level for mostpeople in Keeping on Point is moderate when compared to other leadership skills. Fortunately,it is easier to develop than most leadership skills. The ability to set priorities and stay focusedis not common—it will differentiate you from your peers.Understanding the BusinessUnderstanding the Business is moderately important at all levels of leadership and is linked tosuccess early in your career. The skill level for most people in Understanding the Business isvery high, so you will need to combine it with other skills to pull ahead of the pack. One of thereasons most people have this skill is that it’s easier to learn, compared to other skills.Understanding the Business is one of the most common hidden strengths for individualcontributors, managers, and executives. It may be a case of the more you know the more yourealize you don’t know. Regardless, others see you as an expert in how businesses operateand as possessing critical knowledge in your functional area.Being Organizationally SavvyKorn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 7 of 8
  8. 8. ProSpective Assessment Simona Urechescus Assessment ResultsBeing Organizationally Savvy: Korn/Ferry Insights (Contd)Being Organizationally Savvy is moderately important across all leadership levels. It is a rareskill at the individual contributor level, but leaders steadily improve as they rise to the managerand executive levels. Slow but steady improvement is laudable, given that this is one of thehardest leadership skills to develop. Your ability to navigate organizational mazes to get thingsdone can mean the difference between stalled initiatives and moving things forward.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. linkedin.kornferry.com Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved. Page 8 of 8

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