HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
I participated in a certification class back in 2010 where I learned the idea of “change management” in projects and organizations and learned that “change managers” helped lead this charge of guiding employees through change. I loved the topic not because of the desperate need my company had in utilizing these kinds of resources, but because it FINALLY gave me a name for what I had been doing for years. I no longer had to fumble around for adjectives and anecdotal stories to explain what I did for a living.
I relived this experience when I first took a quick online assessment which described...to a tee...my communication strengths and styles. I no longer had to say I’m “kinda” this but sometimes I “try” to be this. I learned I am an extroverted communicator, an influential leader, a big-picture thinker with the ability to flex between being more inquisitive and more accepting, more easy-going and more fast paced as situations demanded. Wow - talk about clarity.
What does this clarity do for me? It allows me to describe to others on a new team, new project, new opportunity what I bring and what they can expect. It allows me to probe to see if someone else I’ll be working with is similar or more opposite. The power of clear and accurate descriptors is immeasurable.
Want to know what your communication strengths and styles are in a clear and concise way? Contact me and in less than 10 minutes we can determine those descriptors for yourself or how we can better breakdown the descriptors for your team members.
Thank you for reading! I’ll be taking a blog break during the holidays. You can expect to see a fresh post on Monday, January 9th 2017. Have a wonderful holiday season and new year.