What Would Your Staff Identify As Your Strengths?

It can be helpful to reflect on your profile and how it has made itself apparent in your school or your workplace.

  • The Analytical Attribute excels at rational thinking and focusing on what needs to get done, relying heavily on facts.  It also will give short directives and will delegate certain details.
  • The Structural Attribute prefers tradition and clear rules.  This attribute excels at bringing order out of chaos and likes to take care of the logistics.
  • The Social Attribute cares about the well-being of others, encourages collaboration and is empathic.
  • The Conceptual Attribute excels at innovation, sees the big picture, looks into the future and is open to “out-of-the-box” ideas.
  • A person in the first-third of Expressiveness is calm, poised and allows others to talk.  A person in the third-third of expressiveness walks the halls, is loud and enjoys conversing with others.
  • A person in the first third of Assertiveness likes to keep the peace and goes with the flow of the group. A person in the third third of Assertiveness is determined and decisive.
  • A person in the first third of Flexibility is focused and has firm beliefs and prefers that others do things his/her way. A person in the third third of Flexibility doesn’t mind change and is open to the suggestions of others.

Whether we are teachers or administrators, it is critical that we take the time to reflect on our strengths and how we might use our preferences to drive the work we do with our colleagues and students.

Source:  Work That Works by Geil Browning.  John Wiley and Sons , 2018.


One thought on “What Would Your Staff Identify As Your Strengths?

  1. It’s always interesting to think about how others perceive you in addition to your own evaluation of self. I appreciate that you are helping us think that our “actions” may be louder than our perceptions! True!

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