Work Values Assessment

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

When I re-took the MBTI in late August along with students in a course I’m teaching, we also had the chance to complete the Work Values assessment. I finally found the PDF of those results and wanted to include them in this series. If you’re following along, this is another in a series of posts I’ve […]

Do You Know Your Story?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
Do You Know Your Story?

Your story is about the defining experiences that shaped you, molded you, refined you. Embrace your story, whatever it is. Your story reveals who you are, and your story reveals what makes you unique. From your story you find your strengths and talents that will enable you to make a contribution to this world that […]

My Fascination Archetype

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Discover, Grow, Marketing | No Comments

In the last post I introduced Sally Hogshead’s The Fascination Advantage and explained the basic premise of her system to analyze and classify communication styles and personality traits. If you’re following along, this is another of a series of posts where I explore the results of various personality and strengths assessments I’ve done through the […]

The Fascination Advantage

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Discover, Grow, Marketing | One Comment
The Fascination Advantage

Last summer (2014), I discovered Sally Hogshead’s How to Fascinate book and analysis through the many podcasts I listen to. I couldn’t NOT look into it. Like I’ve said, I think it’s a lot of fun to take these tests. In fact, it’s the results from The Fascination Advantage that prompted me to go back […]

Intellection and Input: StrengthsFinder 2.0

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

Input and Intellection are two themes that emerged from the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment I completed in 2007 that didn’t show up in my 2012 results. In 2012, Input and Intellection were replaced by Maximizer and Achiever. Three themes were common to both set of results: Strategic, Ideation and Leaner. In this post I’ll explore […]

Maximizer & Achiever: Strengths Finder 2.0

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

In my previous post I introduced the results to my two Strengths Finder 2.0 assessments (2007 and 2012). That post focused on the three themes common to both assessments: Strategic, Ideation and Learner. In this post, I continue the Strengths Finder 2.0 discussion with a look at the two themes that appeared in 2012 that […]

Strategic, Ideation, Learner: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Discover, Grow | One Comment
Strategic, Ideation, Learner: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an assessment system developed by social scientists at The Gallup Organization to identify clusters of behavioral and attitudinal variables classified into themes or “strengths.” The system was built on the research of Dr. Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003)  dubbed the “Father of Strengths Psychology.” The original StrengthsFinder system was updated in 2007 as […]

I Am A Perceiver

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments
I Am A Perceiver

The Judging vs. Perceiving dimension of the MBTI is designed to measure how a person responds and relates to the outside world. Officially, it measures”Temporal and Structural Orientation.” This is the one dimension where my type is clearly and strongly defined: I am a Perceiver. This post is another in my on-going series where I […]

MBTI: Thinking vs. Feeling

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Grow | No Comments
MBTI: Thinking vs. Feeling

As with the Introvert/Extrovert distinction, I also line up near the middle of the Thinking vs Feeling scale, according to the MBTI. In 1996, my results placed me slightly into the Feeling side of the spectrum. In September 2014, my results were scored as 53% Thinker, 47% Feeler. If you’re following along, this is another […]

The V in November is for Vision

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
The V in November is for Vision

This Musquee de Provence pumpkin that I grew last year is somewhat symbolic for me, as it represents many things I hold dear: Healthy food, lifestyle, the beauty of nature in the Fall season, honeybees, homemade pumpkin pie, sustainable agriculture, the Thanksgiving holiday (my favorite)…. The pumpkin also evokes the Cinderella story. I’m not in […]