ACTION ITEMS

  • Take the time to identify credible sources you can rely on. Determine the most helpful books, websites or other sources that can serve as references.
  • Choose assignments or work in which you are able to analyze data, find patterns or organize ideas.
  • When you are working with a group to plan a new initiative or project, be involved in the early stages. You will be able to assess the feasibility and direction of the plan before it gets too far into the process.
  • Develop your Analytical skills by sharing ideas with outstanding analysts who specialize in your area.
  • Listen to people with strong Strategic, Belief or Empathy talents. Their insights and intuitions are difficult to measure, but their assessments are often accurate and valuable nonetheless.
  • Volunteer your Analytical talent. You can be particularly helpful to those who are struggling to organize large quantities of data or to bring structure to their ideas.
  • Set aside time each week to think about the issues your team and organization are facing. This time away from the action will allow you to fully apply your analytical mind and gain insights that will lead to an effective solution.