What's your top 5?
How do you see them playing out in your life?
All day every day!! I am a people and action person first and foremost ! I love to talk to and truly get to know people. I am truly fascinated by the unique qualities of every person and am able to get to the “root of” people through conversation very quickly. This is extremely helpful to me because I help manage a team of 25 people where this kind of communication is crucial. As a manager I am able to adapt my leadership to the different personalities on my team. The learner in me is constantly researching anything and EVERYTHING. Wikipedia is my best friend and I thoroughly enjoy the learning process even more so than becoming an actual expert at any one thing. In my work environment I am confident I can take on most things because the act of learning something new to me is so exciting .
What's your favorite theme?
Communication. I love to use words . I love describing, and explaining . I am always on the hunt for the most impactful way and choice of words to explain something. I naturally assume people have a short attention span so I pick the right words to make things interesting. I also love talking at length about pretty much any subject with anyone that is interested!
What's the one theme that "gets in your way"?
Definitely activator!!! Im very much a “whats next?” person which makes it hard for me to ever truly relax and appreciate all that I have sometimes. Im always thinking what else should I be doing. Also, I absolutely despise reading directions and instructions because I just want to “do it”!! I have messed up many recipes because of this. I can also be very impatient when others don’t take action as quickly as I would. It can also lead me to be an impulsive black and white thinker.
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
I see my strengths as the the legacy that I will leave on this world. I know that when I utilize my 5 strengths that are so natural to me that I will make the biggest impact on others. Through learning my strengths I realize that my purpose is to inspire others into action through conversation .When leading people like I do everyday its SO important to know what you as a leader bring to the table so you are clear what you can offer each person. It is equally as important to know what the strengths of your team and how you can leverage each other.
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