I recently received an email from a client that said…
I was wondering if you would be able to help me use my TTI assessment to identify some career paths that may fit my personality and help me find joy at work? Through my own research, I believe that wealth management, consulting, business development, and business strategy may all align with my personality. I have been told banking or lending may be another place I would enjoy, but am quite unsure. I am still not entirely certain what I want to scour job boards for, but I know that the different personality traits identified here ring true with what I am looking for in a career.
I looked at this person’s report and pulled the behaviors, driving forces, and personal talents that were most natural, developed, and passionate about (natural strengths, energizers, and skills).
Behavioral Traits: Urgency
Driving Forces: Objective, Commanding, Structured
Personal Talents: Goal Orientation, Conceptual Thinking, Planning & Organizing, Problem Solving, Leadership
As you read over, do you feel wealth management, consulting, business development, business strategy, banking, or lending fit this person’s traits & talents? The answer is maybe.
What type of career would you recommend for this person?
I posted this question to our Lisk Associates Superuser community and got the following answers:
Emergency room doctor
Construction site manager
Action movie director
Agile project manager
Trainer/consultant who works on a team but is not the owner/entrepreneur
Manager of TSA or Dept. of Homeland Security
Director of operations
Casino floor manager
Professional project manager
Air traffic controller
Management track in chosen field
Lead in production/manufacturing facility
The superusers did a great job sticking to “career” vs. industry which presented a couple thought-starters to me:
#1. Understand the difference between role and industry. What is the difference between a role and an industry? Which of those two is more important? Would you rather have a great role in a bad industry or a bad role in a great industry?
#2. Be the best version of you. In order to do that you must work to your strengths and get clarity around what you want. It’s always better to focus on what you want vs. what you don’t. As one of our counterparts says, “When is the last time you went to the grocery store with a list of items you didn’t want?”
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Have a great week!
One reply on “Which Career Would You Suggest For This Person?”
Ryan, Excellent insights to the value of using the behaviors and driving forces assessment to help this individual understand their potential career focus.