You're a Professor!

  • In pursuit of knowledge
  • Driven by innovation
  • Resourceful

Professors are most successful in an environment where they are encouraged to push boundaries and continue to learn. A workplace with strict rules and regulations might stagnate the professor. Their ideal workplace is flexible, encouraging, and allows them to actively problem-solve.

Connector

Connectors are most successful when they can play a strong role in team bonding and cohesiveness. They are at their best working as part of a team in an environment where they can draw upon their knowledge and experiences to help those around them. They need to be surrounded by people to be at their best.

Technologist

Technologists are most successful in work environments that allow them to push their skills to the highest level. Ample opportunities for personal and professional growth are important. They thrive in environments where they can use their wide knowledge base to solve problems.

PURPOSE
Purpose traits relate to motivating yourself and others
  • Professor

    Professors are motivated by their striving for excellence and knowledge. Successful professors use their knowledge to solve a wide range of problems. You are a lifelong learner.

    As a Professor, you are likely a jack of all trades, a storehouse of knowledge in many areas - often in and outside of your day-to-day job. You never settle for the status quo! You are in constant pursuit to quench your curiosity and to absorb as much as you can.

    You likely have a variety of hobbies that give you even more opportunities to learn!

  • Servant Leader

    Servant Leaders are motivated by mission. They are strongly committed to things they believe in, whether it be family, community, or organization. As long as there is meaning in the work, there is no stopping them.

    You're a team player. Loyal and dependable, you show up and are a pillar for those around you. Motivated by the cause and what it means to the world around you, you're aware of your actions and how they affect others. You measure your success by the feedback you get from those you serve and others who are serving.

    You probably find yourself volunteering much of your time to causes you care about!

APPROACH
Approach traits define ways you include colleagues
  • Connector

    Connectors like uniting team members by bringing teams together through caring, helping, and sharing. Successful connectors use their network of people and knowledge of resources to accomplish goals quickly and are able to determine what works best to complete tasks most efficiently.

    You are focused on being open and generous, valuing people as people. People gravitate to you for help. As a Connector, your natural friendliness, trustworthiness, and caring demeanor make you a great person to have in the room to help close the gaps and get projects done successfully.

    When your friends describe you, they probably say you know everybody!

  • Communicator

    Communicators are the ones you see speaking at the front of the room. Successful Communicators use their natural enthusiasm to build a friendly and team-centered environment.

    You speak clearly and confidently. Adapting to varying levels and interests, you're able to convey exactly what needs to be done and how. Through your optimism and confidence, people find themselves taking what you say to heart. Don't be surprised when you have followers and fans.

    You are likely to have a viral TEDTalk one day!

  • Counselor

    Counselors have a natural ability to sense everyone's feelings and respond appropriately. They approach life with understanding and a good sense of humor. Successful counselors are able to help their colleagues understand other points of view.

    Although you may not be as outspoken as others, you are always listening. You strive to understand what influences people to act a certain way. Your response to others is a key factor for building effective, long-term relationships. An instinctive team player, you're always ready to reach out and comfort.

    Don't forget to find time for yourself!

THINKING
Thinking traits describe the mental tools you use
  • Decision Maker

    Decisions Makers can be trusted to use research and analytics to make wise choices. They're able to see how all the pieces fit together both now and in the long term, even when those around them might not have a full understanding.

    You're often trusted to lead your colleagues through challenges. You have the ability to see the big picture, and you know who to include to accomplish the task. Basing your decisions on facts and logic makes it easy for you to unify the team.

    You're likely to be picked whenever a group is looking for a team captain or jury.

  • Innovator

    Innovators use thinking to develop solutions and create change. Infinitely adaptable, they are flexible and resourceful. They have a wide range of knowledge and use it as building blocks to create new and better solutions.

    You're who people seek out when they hit a roadblock. You foster a creative environment that's safe for others to share their ideas. Constantly searching and trying out new methods helps you keep projects moving.

    You need an environment where you can grow and try new things.

  • Straight Arrow

    Straight Arrows evaluate decisions using an ethical framework. They're honest, dependable, and consistent. There is no room for cutting corners or making unrealistic promises.

    Your colleagues likely seek you out when stuck trying to decide the right thing to do. Your strong moral compass helps guide the team and keep things on the up and up. You don't cut corners, and you don't ask "what's in it for me," which makes you a great team member to have to help restore harmony while maintaining company values.

    You would never lie about cutting down that cherry tree!

HABITS
Habits are actions you take to solve problems
  • Scientist

    Scientists research and test out techniques before starting projects. Using many different types of research practices, they're methodical in the way they collect information and reach well-developed hypotheses quickly.

    You always have a hypothesis on how to move forward and are quick to adjust. Luckily, you've usually gathered as much information as possible before tackling a solution, making alterations minimal. But you aren't discouraged by obstacles! You meet them with enthusiasm and file the experience away for the next project.

    You would know a Groundhog Day situation was happening the moment you woke up!

  • Technologist

    Technologists focus on the investment of time and energy to increase personal skills. They are highly technical individuals in their field.

    You strive for excellence in everything you do! No detail is too small to be overlooked. You know every element that should be considered when working on a solution. You work to master skills and then refine them even further.

    You probably love going to conventions where you can talk to other people who are just as passionate about your specialty as you are.

  • Machine

    Machines act with high levels of endurance. They are enthusiastic about new projects, can work uninterrupted, and are quick to start.

    You have a sense of urgency when you work. No quick fixes here! You work smarter and harder to do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means working outside of work hours.

    You are a beast!

Most Successful When

Professors are most successful in an environment where they are encouraged to push boundaries and continue to learn. A workplace with strict rules and regulations might stagnate the professor. Their ideal workplace is flexible, encouraging, and allows them to actively problem-solve.

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