MGT601 Dynamic Leadership: Self-Reflective Analysis Assessment 1 Part A Answer
The Clifton Strengths finder developed by Gallup research is a tool to enhance performance by inducing positive psychology. It helps identify born talents and in my case, it was a big plus as it helped me understand my traits which otherwise I was ignorant of. My top theme was maximizer wherein I was able to harness my skills and work towards perfection. I understood that my life is full of art and artwork and that in a professional front means that I am creative and thus creativity is my forte and I need to be in a profession that involves creativity.
Another aspect of Gallup's strength was that of intellect and how one can execute the procedures based on the application. It has helped to formulate practices that can help to draw intellect exercise as per understanding. While my knowledge is through reading books and academics, the artist inside me helps me balance intellect with art in my perception and decision and make difficult situations look easy and take a balanced decision. My thought process has also helped me in getting through many of the tough times in my life.
The third theme of the strength of collecting is called input and influencing the followers. While in school everyone is exposed to various art forms that they faintly remember. While I used to creatively transform recycled cereal boxes into cultural masks from Africa, similar thinking is required while in our professional lives and luckily such trait comes naturally to me wherein theme input also enables my artwork. The fourth theme of forming ideas with fascination is called ideation and is directly linked with being creative and thinking out of the box. There are many ideas that I have created in my mind and could be of use to me and others as well (Bolden, 2020). While we all follow a monotonous work schedule and follow a similar pattern in life, my creative methods are useful for me as I can relate to the task and enjoy the work I do and feel passionate about the same thereby being able to enjoy the work and be more productive.
Since in my profession I need to stand out as a leader and a relationship builder with the team members, my Gallup strengths have given me the confidence to stay relevant and be seen as a mentor and leader to them. I need to challenge myself everyday and be seen as an out of the box leader and an individual who tackles problems with ease and enjoys his work and in turn remain effective and productive. Since it is a good feeling to know my natural positive qualities, which somehow in the corporate race became less relevant, that this would help me stay afloat and take decisions with confidence and ease and also help myself and organization grow (Homan, 2020).
Through the Gallup test finding, I was able to understand how I am a strategic thinker would help to identify the strengths, and also relate with the skills and capacities to do work based on which one can apply it. It was an important lesson to associate and helped me to boost my confidence and even helped me to overcome my own mistakes (Jungmann, 2020).