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I need help writing 4-6 sentences for 3 questions based on a set of provided strengths. Please find attached the questions, the strengths themes and an example.
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1. Choose one strength.Share it with the class along with a short statement about how
you see this strength helping you to lead a team of people to solve a business problem
such as shrinking market share, crises due to product safety recall, data security
breach, or consumer boycott, or expanding locations, or other. If you have a specific,
positive example, please feel free to share it with us.
2. Consider the “down side” of this strength you focused on in (a). Share one way that
having a leader with this trait as a strength might negatively impact a company’s or
team’s performance. Provide a specific example (real or hypothetical) of a leader with
this trait having a negative impact.
3. select a second theme that is different from that used in (a) and (b). Share it with the
class along with a short statement about how you see this strength helping (or
hindering) your ability to resolve a complicated conflict between yourself and one or
more other parties.
Themes report:
Achiever
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for
achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve
something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by “every day” you mean every
single day—workdays, weekends, vacations. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a
day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will
feel dissatisfied. You have an internal fire burning inside you. It pushes you to do more, to
achieve more. After each accomplishment is reached, the fire dwindles for a moment, but very
soon it rekindles itself, forcing you toward the next accomplishment. Your relentless need for
achievement might not be logical. It might not even be focused. But it will always be with you.
As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent. It does have its benefits. It
brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out. It is the jolt you can
always count on to get you started on new tasks, new challenges. It is the power supply that
causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group. It is the
theme that keeps you moving.
Harmony
You look for areas of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and
friction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you
hold differing views, you try to find the common ground. You try to steer them away from
confrontation and toward harmony. In fact, harmony is one of your guiding values. You can’t
quite believe how much time is wasted by people trying to impose their views on others.
Wouldn’t we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for
consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live by that belief. When others are
sounding off about their goals, their claims, and their fervently held opinions, you hold your
peace. When others strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify
your own objectives to merge with theirs (as long as their basic values do not clash with yours).
When others start to argue about their pet theory or concept, you steer clear of the debate,
preferring to talk about practical, down-to-earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view
we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat.
There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.
Competition
Competition is rooted in comparison. When you look at the world, you are instinctively aware of
other people’s performance. Their performance is the ultimate yardstick. No matter how hard
you tried, no matter how worthy your intentions, if you reached your goal but did not outperform
your peers, the achievement feels hollow. Like all competitors, you need other people. You
need to compare. If you can compare, you can compete, and if you can compete, you can win.
And when you win, there is no feeling quite like it. You like measurement because it facilitates
comparisons. You like other competitors because they invigorate you. You like contests
because they must produce a winner. You particularly like contests where you know you have
the inside track to be the winner. Although you are gracious to your fellow competitors and even
stoic in defeat, you don’t compete for the fun of competing. You compete to win. Over time you
will come to avoid contests where winning seems unlikely.
Relator
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme
pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new
people—in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning
strangers into friends—but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being
around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has
been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship. You want to
understand their feelings, their goals, their fears, and their dreams; and you want them to
understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk—you
might be taken advantage of—but you are willing to accept that risk. For you a relationship has
value only if it is genuine. And the only way to know that is to entrust yourself to the other
person. The more you share with each other, the more you risk together. The more you risk
together, the more each of you proves your caring is genuine. These are your steps toward real
friendship, and you take them willingly.
Discipline
Your world needs to be predictable. It needs to be ordered and planned. So you instinctively
impose structure on your world. You set up routines. You focus on timelines and deadlines. You
break long- term projects into a series of specific short-term plans, and you work through each
plan diligently. You are not necessarily neat and clean, but you do need precision. Faced with
the inherent messiness of life, you want to feel in control. The routines, the timelines, the
structure, all of these help create this feeling of control. Lacking this theme of Discipline, others
may sometimes resent your need for order, but there need not be conflict. You must understand
that not everyone feels your urge for predictability; they have other ways of getting things done.
Likewise, you can help them understand and even appreciate your need for structure. Your
dislike of surprises, your impatience with errors, your routines, and your detail orientation don’t
need to be misinterpreted as controlling behaviors that box people in. Rather, these behaviors
can be understood as your instinctive method for maintaining your progress and your
productivity in the face of life’s many distractions.
Example:
My strengths in order are Competition, WOO, Arranger, Individualization, and Includer.
a.) I believe my top theme of competition would help me lead my team the most. My team would
be aware of the teams/competitors around us and make sure we are edging them out. The trait of
competition will provide the motivation needed, set the bar about as high as we need to be to
win, and set the tone of what kind of group I lead.
An added little tidbit is that competition requires other people or entities to measure myself
against while always producing a winner.
b.) Competition as a strength may sometimes lead to negative environments because the main
concern is to win rather than how we win or what happens to those in our way of winning.
Sometimes it is not always about winning and with the competition trait it is all about the end
result despite the route. As a manager, there could be unhappy employees because the manager is
less concerned with the employees rather than the production. Monetary costs could also be a
concern because of the same reasons given above. Ultimately, the end result as metaphorical
blinders would hurt the competitive manager the most.
c.) I believe that my trait of WOO(Winning Others Over) could be very helpful to lead a team. I
find that I choose to follow people I want to be around and like rather than those that I cannot
stand. The trait of woo could be most useful to win your team over and create a work
environment suitable to take on any competition around.
The negative effects may include that a WOO manager may be taken advantage of because they
are concerned with making a connection with a person rather than motivating them to work hard.
The good relationship with your constituents would help with conflict resolution.

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