fostering a community of people interested in exploring strengths
When I did this test, I found that since I am not in the business world, I was often reacting to key words rather than may be the meaning of a whole option(s).
Has anyone else had this experience? I am wondering if it skewed my results at all. Though this being said, the report has left me with plenty to think about.
Anyone else also not from the business world - how helpful has this test been?
Interesting observation. Questions. What are your top two roles? When you say that you are "not from the business world." What do you mean? Do you not work? If not in the traditional sense, do you not "work" with others?
Thanks for your reply.
Top roles were provider-creator.
In terms of not being from the business world, I meant that in the context of the scenarios that many of the questions were worded. Not that all of it was irrelevant to my circumstances but as a church pastor working with a voluntary group of people some of it did not seem to fit and so difficult to answer. It is 12 years since being a school teacher.
In fact in a number of cases, my answer would have been different from any of the four options!
This said, I still see value in doing the test. I am just curious to see how others from 'non-profit' organisations felt about the Standout report they had.
The congregation I serve and the wider expat community is highly professional based and many are in business. I have a passion to support them. So as an aside doing the test was valuable from that point of view too. Thinking(even if only for 35 seconds!!) about some of their challenges but also reviewing a resource that may be a help to some of them.
Got it. Thanks.
Not being from a non-profit, I can't answer you. I look forward to someone who is from a non-profit answering though.
Your Provider role sure seems to fit your work as a church pastor. Sensing other people's feelings, being nonjudgmental, listening well and gaining people's trust seem like successful traits.
Thanks for your encouragement - appreciate it. The test has certainly given extra food for thought both for life application as well as for an essay on self leadership that I have to write. Have a good weekend.
You're not alone. As another local pastor, I share some of your experience. I was rather surprised by some of the results from the tests. I would have liked to add a fifth choice to some of the questions - probably that is true of everyone who takes it.
But one of the benefits I took from this was the opportunity to consider how my work and skills appear to the people in my church. I am the only person there who does what I do for a living... and I know what I think I do, and how I do it. But how do others see me? How do they interpret the things I say and the leadership style I use? It really helped me to understand better how they understood what I did.
Does that help at all?