The Career Advancement Report is designed to give you a detailed overview of of the specific traits and tendencies that make you who you are and provide the guidance that you need to make the most of those traits throughout your career. This guidance may also help you in school and to pass the bar exam.
Your personalized report contains the following chapters:
Cognitive Super Power: Your dominant Go-to Behavior is your Superpower, one that is fast, easy to use, and you may not even know that you have it or use it.
Distinctive Qualities: These are your most identifying characteristics, or how you're different from the norm as compared to our database of attorneys.
Visual Type & Go-To Behaviors: This is a visual model of Carl Jung’s Psychological Types showing that each person uses all eight behaviors.
Engagement Styles: Describes how you prefer to interact and engage with others you are working with in order to help you visualize how you can make the biggest and most significant contributions.
Four Styles of Working as a Lawyer: A look at your Thinking, Working, Motivational, and Business Development Styles -- all key things to know as a lawyer.
At Work Guidance: Tips to improve interactions with your colleagues, managers and subordinates at work.
Essential Motivator: Your core psychological needs, values, and talents
Essential Motivator Roles: Insight into the kinds of roles you will likely prefer based on what motivates you most.
Work Values: The values you likely seek in a workplace and job role.
Leader Style: Your leadership gifts and challenges.
Meeting Effectiveness: An activity to help you become more effective in meetings.
Building Relationships & Networking: An activity to become a more effective networker and build strong professional relationships.
Evaluating Career Options & Crafting a Career Plan: An activity to help your career search process.
Be sure to also check out your Law Fit report, which will help you discover what practice areas and work settings match your personality and strengths.
Beth understands logic and analyzes or figures out the essential principles. That is what Super Analyzing is all about. Those with this superpower are constantly evaluating, defining, and identifying if something is correct or incorrect based on the sophisticated logical models and complex mental concepts they use.
For Beth it is very frustrating that most other people do not logically analyze or figure out their decisions. She often can't turn off the need to analyze things. Those with Super Analyzing are often dismayed because almost the entire world seems illogical or 'stupid' to them.
Her sophisticated analysis can sometimes result in a fairly biting wit. And when overused this can result in a perfectionist approach and evaluation of both herself and those around her.
It is also this constant mental sharpening that results in amazing progress on any problem that can be analyzed and solved by principles. Beth often thinks all problems can and should be solved by logic and reasoning.
Beth frequently takes initiative to complete tasks without requiring instruction or supervision from others. Lawyers with strengths in this area will recognize a need, develop a plan for completing a task, and work towards the completion of the task, all on their own. Lawyers with above average levels of this trait also generally possess higher emotional intelligence, as they generally express their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a direct, yet constructive way. One caveat, however, is that Beth should remember to check in with managers and team members to be sure that projects are proceeding as expected and that changes to the original plan have not been made in the interim.
Beth frequently sets goals for planning purposes or for measuring personal or organizational success. Her goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about her future, and for turning this vision of the future into reality. Multiple studies have shown that explicit goal-setting has been found to be a shared trait among highly successful people.
Beth finds comfort in predictable, routine patterns. This is a positive characteristic for work areas that are more stable and systematic in nature.
Beth uses an internal, logic-based decision-making process that focuses on what is correct or incorrect. Beth looks inside before making decisions, using her mind to create order, to organize and categorize information, identify anomalies, deduce probabilities and understand how things work.
Beth uses brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. Beth looks to Invent as her go-to behavior for gathering information, she prefers seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. Beth looks outside the box for answers, seeking something new.
Now is very adept at identifying details about something that is happening right now and can be acquired through the five senses. People using NOW tend to be very aware and in the moment, seeking tactics that they can implement right now. Now looks to the present and the immediate moment for solutions.Now is about immediately engaging the world around us. We do this by perceiving information through any of our five senses. We might even be using multiple senses simultaneously. Remember we are talking about concrete information; otherwise, it would not be information we perceived through one of the senses.
Stabilize is abot keeping an internal database of details that have been learned in the past. Stabilize compares today's data with past data to make an informed decision. People using Stabilize tend to check their memory, make comparisons to the past, and in general look to the past to verify information.Stabilize is about checking out the present information by comparing it to previous experiences with similar information. We do this by recalling and reliving the past experiences in our lives. These are concrete experiences that include the emotional experiences or reactions we had to the experience being recalled. The recalled experiences are recalled from start to finish and if they are shared everything from start to finish must be shared.
Invent is about brainstorming, a verbal questioning to identify patterns that provide insight. People using Invent tend to prefer seeking answers through brainstorming, identifying patterns and innovation. Invent looks outside the box for answers, seeking something new.Invent is about identifying possibilities and opportunities related to what is happening in the real world. It is generating new ideas based on old ones. It is creating new ideas based on what someone else has shared. It expands one idea into many possibilities without the need for precision or detail.
Insight is about the process of identifying seemingly disconnected patterns to result in instant insight into a problem or situation. When using Insight people tend to visualize their goal or end result, focus on strategy, synthesize data almost unconsciously and predict results with surprising accuracy. Insight looks to and visualizes the future for answers.Insight identifies the opportunity or possibility that is the "best" without really knowing how it was identified. It is like a receiver getting signals from an unknown TRUSTED source. It tends not to focus on intermediate steps instead focusing on the end goal. One might connect with Covey's "Start with the end in mind" as an introverted intuiting approach.
Execute is about plans, organizing, schedules, and measures. Execute structures the decision-making process by directing and interacting with other people. Execute focuses on measurable goals. When using it, people tend to think out loud, notice quickly when something is out of sequence or order, set objectives and criteria for success, and create step-by-step procedures. Execute looks to influence and organize the world, even when not solicited to do so.Execute uses accepted tools and techniques to evaluate the information much like surveying instruments are used to determine a specific location. This process organizes information in an orderly manner so the information can be analyzed objectively or impersonally.
Analzye is about using an internal, logic-based decision-making process that focuses on what is correct or incorrect. When using Analyze people tend to look inside before making decisions, using their mind to create order, to organize and categorize information, identify anomalies, deduce probabilities and understand how things work.Analyze evaluates information based on how consistently and precisely the information fits within established internal systems or frameworks.
Consideration is about giving the other person's personal needs high importance in making a decision. Consideration gives priority to the feelings of others. When using Consideration people then to be friendly and considerate, try to create harmony between other people, act with kindness and will disconnect with people who do not show that they care. Consideration looks to help others grow.Consideration is about tuning in/noticing/reading the mood or the practical needs of others and then addressing or satisfying those needs.
Value is about aligning personal missions with being understanding. Value decides in a way that promotes win-win solutions with the priority on other people's feelings and their own personal ethics and morals. When using Value people tend to make decisions that focus on what is right or wrong according to their own internal values. They then expresses their internal values through external actions.Value evaluates information based on one's unique values. It is easy for one to apply these values to identify what is right, but it is difficult for one to explain to others what one is using to determine what is right.
Peak Experience: Taking an Appreciative Approach to Performance Improvement
Beth typically loves to be able to share in discussion of the theories and models she is using. It also works well for Beth to have her manager identify the theory or model being used as long as it is a logically accurate fit. Beth's pursuit of perfection, using the right models and holding herself to higher standards means that sometimes it is hard for her to provide deadlines for when tasks will be done.
Beth is typically great with helping colleagues develop their competence and understanding the theories of why they are doing it the way they are. Her focus on abstract theories sometimes misses the emotional support that certain coworkers need.
For Beth, she will often find a creative logical solution to implement rather than have the argument directly. When the argument does come up, then Beth is likely to focus on logical methods to finding a solution. If she has not found a workaround solution and the issue is left to fester, then sometimes it can result in an explosive argument.
Beth is typically very good at taking complex theories and finding ways to display and share them very effectively in her presentations. She typically does her best work on her presentation while alone or with only one or two other experts. If there are too many people involved in building the presentation or lots of emotional issues than Beth is likely to find working on the presentation very taxing.
For Beth, it is typically very important that any goals being set fit into the logical situation at her work. Beth likely prefers focusing on goals that directly relate to her and her projects. If either setting the goals or achieving the goals requires a lot of interaction with others and is dependent on their success then Beth will likely be frustrated.
Beth is typically very good at understanding the correct ideal theoretical arrangement for the team. She is very good at understanding the logical order for the team that allows each person to expand their skills and still get the job done effectively. While Beth is typically patient with people as they learn new skills if a team member continues to make the same mistake repeatedly than Beth can become very frustrated.
Beth is likely to prefer leading by doing her best to help make sure each person is doing their best. She will probably have a focus on leading through a logical and rational approach. Sometimes her preference for logical approaches can leave others feeling disconnected.
Beth is likely to prefer delegating by gathering information and then determining what makes the most logical sense before delegating. Beth is probably most comfortable when everyone keeps things at a logical level. Her approach to gather information and confirm accuracy can sometimes not enough attention is paid to dates and deadlines.
Beth is likely to work well with a high degree of independent time to refine the her projects. All her work towards perfection is likely to mean that when suddenly presented with a deadline she can adapt and produce well.
Beth is likely to really appreciate being given feedback that is logical and relates to process at hand. Beth is probably very good and continually refining her thinking as she gets more data. Beth may sometimes fail to give an appropriate reaction to emotional feedback.
Beth wants knowledge and to be competent, to achieve mastery. Beth seeks expertise to understand how the world and things in it work. She is theory oriented. Beth sees everything as conditional and relative. She is oriented to the infinite. She trusts logic and reason. She wants to have a rationale for everything. She is skeptical. Beth thinks in terms of differences, delineating categories, definitions, structures, and functions. She has hunger for precision, especially in thought and language. Usually Beth is skilled at long-range planning, inventing, designing, and defining. Generally she is calm. Beth fosters individualism. She frequently gravitates toward technology and the sciences. She tends to be well suited for engineering and devising strategy, whether in the social sciences or physical sciences.
Beth's core needs are for mastery of concepts, knowledge, and competence. She wants to understand the operating principles of the universe and to learn or even develop theories for everything. Beth values expertise, logical consistency, concepts, and ideas and seeks progress. She tends toward pragmatic, utilitarian actions with a technology focus. She trusts logic above all else. Beth tends to be skeptical and highly value precision in language. Beth's learning style is conceptual, and she wants to know the underlying principles that generate the details and facts rather than the details alone.
For maximum job satisfaction and success, her job and her work environment should align with her core values. The list below represents common core values for her personality type.
Beth can address her limiting belief by taking a proactive approach. When taking part in a discussion, she can say:
Beth can show interest this way even if she feels out of place making casual conversation. She can also use other peoples’ responses as a basis for her next comments or to spur conversation.
A simple strategy that can help Beth be more confident in networking is for her to be ready to share some of her best qualities. Having prepared a quick, simple statement about what makes her special is a great help to both Beth and the person with whom she is trying to network. It adds clarity to the interaction and helps put people at greater ease.
Three adjectives likely to describe Beth well are:
Analytical, truth seeking and rational
Tell Beth that being able to identify and talk about her unique strengths is more meaningful and powerful than merely reciting from her resume or simply listing her skills. Encourage Beth to use these three words when asked to share something about herself, preparing examples from her own life to illustrate these characteristics.
Because networking is so often misunderstood, it’s important to demystify it. These activities will help Beth become more skillful at, and less intimidated by networking – challenging her assumptions and showing her how to apply what she has learned. Networking, by its very nature, is about doing. The two activities provide a starting place for Beth to develop, and hopefully enjoy, this highly useful practice – giving her a means to tap into resources she might not have realized she has.