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 […]

Information In, Meaning Ascribed

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Grow | No Comments
Information In, Meaning Ascribed

How do you receive, perceive and process information? If you’re following along, I’m working on a series of posts where I explore commonalities and themes in the various personality and strengths tests I’ve taken over the years. In this installment, I return to the MBTI. Eventually, I’ll connect all the dots in a summary, wholistic […]

What’s Your Moral Personality?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Grow, Professional | No Comments
What’s Your Moral Personality?

We all have a smorgasbord of personality traits, a preferred style or preference for decision-making, and a values system that governs (or at least shapes) our choices. As I continue my series that looks at the common thread between the results of various interests, style and personality tests (validated and otherwise) that I’ve taken over […]

Introvert or Extrovert?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Grow | No Comments
Introvert or Extrovert?

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you often think that the introvert is shy and socially awkward?  I suspect that many people classify introverts that way. In reality, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert stems from where the person gets his or her energy. I’m one of those folks who enjoy messing […]

From Sorority Webmaster to Blogger

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Grow, Marketing | One Comment
From Sorority Webmaster to Blogger

Between the years of 2000 and 2002, I launched what today’s marketers would call a brand journalism initiative to tell the story of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta via the “world wide web.” Websites in those days were mostly static brochures, consisting of a few pages, maybe 5 at most. But I envisioned […]

Sports Consumption: Say No to the Passive Life

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Grow | No Comments
Sports Consumption: Say No to the Passive Life

As I made the daily walk around my neighborhood the past two weekends I noticed lots of folks were playing host to football game TV watching parties. Alabama and Auburn have had big games and, as the saying goes, Saturday down South is all about football. And, to be quite honest, tailgating before a game […]