040 – I’m a WHAT?!  What’s the point of personality assessments?

040 – I’m a WHAT?! What’s the point of personality assessments?

Many organizations employ personality assessments to help their team members understand their strengths or communication styles. Are these a waste of time? Or do they have value we can leverage as PMs?

Today we are joined by Fai Mo, long time project manager and manager of project managers. Fai will share his experience in leveraging one type of assessment, Strengthfinders, and how he helps his team leverage this tool to improve their management skills.

ABOUT OUR AMAZING GUEST, FAI MO

Fai Mo is an accomplished project management and technology leader with a background in business and technology consulting. Additionally, Fai has led teams and programs in several industries including financial

services, utilities and education. Fai loves to grow and develop project managers using various techniques including the one in today’s podcast. You can find Fai’s professional profile on LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com/in/fai-mo 

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    Kim Essendrup
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    Many organizations employ personality assessments to help their team members understand their strengths or communication styles. Are these a waste of
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    #5498
    Sam Hollenbeck
    Sam Hollenbeck
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    I decided to try CliftonStrengths after listening to this episode. I’m pretty please with the results:

    Futuristic
    Connectedness
    Restorative
    Intellection
    Analytical

    Now to build on them….

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    Sam Hollenbeck
    Sam Hollenbeck
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    The reports They give for the $20 price are pretty nice too.

    #5518
    Aaron Weissner
    Aaron Weissner
    Participant

    Several years ago I worked as a PM for a large organization and they would ask us to take personality profile tests probably twice a year.  They never talked about what they did with the results but I would always take them.  I wish I would have saved them because it would have been cool to compare them and see how I changed over the coarse of several years from getting older and more training, etc.

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    Kim Essendrup
    Keymaster

    HI Aaron,

    Same happened to me, which  was the inspiration behind this episode. I like Fai’s advice on how to get value out of these assessments – ESPECIALLY his recommendation to develop specific goals which take advantage of your strengths.

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