When Things Don’t Turn Out As Expected, Part 2

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Grow, Professional | No Comments

Hard decisions are hard, usually because they are based on incomplete information. Even when the choice seems to be the right now, we aren’t in control of all the variables that can impact that choice. A better title for this post might be: When Integrity Trumps Common Sense. Background I want to preface all of […]

When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Expected, Part 1

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Grow, Professional, Professional Portfolio | No Comments

In the early Fall of 2007 I returned to the practice of law. At the time, I hoped to build a new practice focused on internet issues, intellectual property and start-up ventures growing out of research at The University of Alabama. I rejoined Rosen Harwood, P.A., in Tuscaloosa, where I’d been a shareholder before leaving […]

The Impact of a Fall

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Grow | No Comments

We never know what the day will bring. This past Saturday morning I slept a bit later than usual, until around 7 a.m. Did my usual journaling and morning reading while I had coffee, then moved to  in the kitchen where I started a jar of peppers for lacto-fermentation, washed more peppers, put chicken in […]

Explaining the Personal Growth Project

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

Over the past 6-8 weeks, I’ve been blogging publicly on a regular basis about the results of various personality, strengths and interests assessments I’ve taken over the years. The idea to put these results out in public came to me when I wrote a post on telling the story of my personal brand. Over the […]

The Magician Goes Exploring

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

According to The Storybranding Group’s PVSI assessment, I am a Magician AND an Explorer, thanks to a tied score. I’m nearing the end of this research project in which I’ve been reviewing the results of various personality, strengths and values assessments I’ve taken through the years as part of my effort to figure out how to […]

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 […]