MANAGER FOCUS

HOW CAN THIS HELP YOU AS A MANAGER?

Before taking action, you ask the right people the right questions. Doing this gives you insights into what it takes for you and your team to be successful. It helps you and your team understand what excellence looks like and how to attain it.

You bring dispassionate thinking to emotional issues. This lets you clearly assess the situation, considering all of the factors that might affect the circumstances and your team.

HOW CAN THIS HINDER YOU AS A MANAGER?

Your fact-based approach may seem skeptical or harsh unless you consider how others feel about the emotional or relational part of any decision.

Because you ask many questions, others may perceive you as someone who is always doubting the validity of their work. They might think that you do not trust the team and are tough to work with. If help them know that you want what’s best for them, they are more likely to trust your process.

TIPS TO MANAGE TEAMS WITH THIS DOMINANT THEME

Typically, when you manage people with dominant Analytical talents, you should help them direct their logical, objective approach to find the reasons behind important decisions.

  • Whenever they are involved in making an important decision, take time to think through the issues with them. People with strong Analytical talents will want to know all of the factors affecting the decision.
  • Help them find tasks that let them analyze data, find patterns or organize ideas. For example, a person with dominant Analytical talents might excel at research, database management, editing or risk management.
  • Every time you have the opportunity, recognize and praise their reasoning ability. They are proud of their disciplined minds.
  • When defending a decision or a principle, show them the supporting numbers. They instinctively give more credibility to number-based information.
  • Remember that they need exact, well-researched numbers. Never try to pass shoddy data as credible evidence.
  • You will not agree with them every time, but you should always take their viewpoint seriously. They most likely thought through their points carefully.
  • Because the accuracy of work is so important to them, they may prioritize getting a task done correctly over meeting a deadline. Therefore, as the deadline draws near, keep checking in with them to ensure that they have the necessary time to do it right.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Transforming your talents into strengths requires active and deliberate learning and practice. The section below has ideas for investing in your talents. Use these items to practice using your dominant themes in ways that will be most meaningful and beneficial to you.

Set aside time to think about issues your team is facing.

Set aside time every week to think about issues your team is facing. Time away from the action lets you invest in your Analytical talents, helping you gain insights that could lead to an effective solution or improve performance.

People with Analytical talents can provide valuable insights into situations because they uncover the essential facts and find simplicity in complexity. Their logical, objective approach helps them become clearer about what excellence is and looks like.

You naturally tend to dissect ideas. To stay objective and focused on relevant issues without distraction, you need time to think.

Help your employees identify objective targets for improvement.

Performance in every role starts with consistent communication about expectations and purpose, a clear understanding of priorities, and objective targets for improvement and development. Use your Analytical talents to create clear expectations and priorities for your team members.

People with Analytical talents provide valuable insights into situations because they uncover the essential facts and find simplicity in complexity. Your logical, objective approach helps others better understand what excellence is and looks like.

Use your Analytical talents to help your team members clearly understand what to do and when to do it.