ACTION ITEMS

  • Openly use your reassuring demeanor to soothe disgruntled friends, colleagues and customers.
  • During times when the pressure is on, help your colleagues find productive ways to relieve the pressure and make progress. You can help them see how the new approach will be beneficial to the group.
  • Allow yourself to purposefully wander about, seeking opportunities to respond to people and situations that need your attention.
    Your natural ability to shift gears can help you be an excellent problem solver.
  • Fine-tune your responsiveness. For example, if your job demands unanticipated travel, learn how to pack and leave in 30 minutes. If your work pressure comes in unpredictable spurts, practice the first three moves you will always make when the pressure hits.
  • Never apologize for your spontaneity. On the contrary, help others realize how many experiences might be missed if you don’t seize the moment now.
  • Avoid roles that demand structure and predictability. These roles will quickly frustrate you, make you feel inadequate and stifle your independence.
  • Look to others for help with planning. People who are strong in themes such as Focus, Strategic or Belief can help you shape your longer-term goals, leaving you to excel at dealing with the day-to-day variations.