Which Career Would You Suggest For This Person?

I recently received an email from a client that said…

Ryan,
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

Navy Seal

Action movie director

Fighter Pilot

Squadron leader

Trauma surgeon

Agile project manager

Executive pastor

Trainer/consultant who works on a team but is not the owner/entrepreneur

Manager of TSA or Dept. of Homeland Security

Turnaround manager

Fractional COO

Director of operations

Events manager

Logistics Manager

Casino floor manager

Professional project manager

Air traffic controller

Law enforcement

Fire fighter

Management track in chosen field

Project management

Sales management

Operational leadership

Business Strategy

Marketing/product development

Lead in production/manufacturing facility

Problem-solver/fixer

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?”

If you want help, coaching, mentorship on getting more of what you want, feel free to reach out: ryan@liskassociates.com

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.

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