Hello,I need help writing 4-6 sentences for 3 questions based on a set of provided strengths. Please fins attached the questions, the strengths themes and an example.
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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.
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.
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.
You are generous with praise, quick to smile, and always on the lookout for the positive in the
situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours
seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you
because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their
world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure. You seem to find a way to lighten their
spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to
make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are
rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won’t allow it. Somehow you can’t quite escape your
conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun, and that no matter what the setbacks,
one must never lose one’s sense of humor.
Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly
above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding.
Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much
more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after
pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored
excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps—all these are clues that a
strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it,
and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of
strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people
who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to
have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and
make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather,
you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more
productive. And, counterintuitively, it is more demanding.
Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting
them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be
energizing. You are drawn to them. You want to learn their names, ask them questions, and find
some area of common interest so that you can strike up a conversation and build rapport. Some
people shy away from starting up conversations because they worry about running out of things
to say. You don’t. Not only are you rarely at a loss for words; you actually enjoy initiating with
strangers because you derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection. Once
that connection is made, you are quite happy to wrap it up and move on. There are new people
to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in. In your world there are no strangers, only
friends you haven’t met yet—lots of them.
You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the
most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly
simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the
kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly
disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection. An idea is a new perspective on
familiar challenges. You revel in taking the world we all know and turning it around so we can
view it from a strange but strangely enlightening angle. You love all these ideas because they
are profound, because they are novel, because they are clarifying, because they are contrary,
because they are bizarre. For all these reasons you derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea
occurs to you. Others may label you creative or original or conceptual or even smart. Perhaps
you are all of these. Who can be sure? What you are sure of is that ideas are thrilling. And on
most days this is enough.
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