Joseph Dworak of Leadership Vision has graciously read my palm, er, analyzed my StrengthsFinder themes. I’ve found this to be the most helpful personal assessment tool to date, b/c it not only tells me how I might do something stylistically, but it describes what I actually prefer to do and do well. And with this brief analysis, I’m one step closer to understanding how to better use my strengths in a leadership and/or teamwork context. Here’s his analysis:
DJ Chuang is the next on the list to be profiled / analyzed based on his Gallup StrengthsFinder test results. DJ is someone I have met through the blog-world. His strengths are Input, Ideation, Strategic, Adaptability, and Woo. He is a dominant thinker, Input, Ideation and Strategic – who can research, come up with ideas (fueled by his input) and a plan to boot. This plan will probably be very fluid – (Adaptability tends to be like that) and changing as things come up. DJ is a good leader in the moment. His Woo as we have discussed will help people get on his side and get going with his ideas.
I see him as someone who might get off track as things come up and take him in a another direction. His Woo/Adpatability combination will help him get people on task with him, especially during events. When things go wrong, he will be like – I expected some things to come up, no big deal. Great to have in youth ministry which I believe DJ is in.
Other things – since he is such a heavy thinker he may have trouble developing people – others may help him with the handholding aspects of ministry. Also, he would need people on his team who are hard workers who can get his ideas done in a disciplined way. He may seem like his head is in the clouds at times, with all that thinking going on – not a big deal but this is where teaming will really help him out.
Add to the discussion about what you think about my StrengthsFinder profile, and how I can best serve as a leader and contribute to a team.