I am The Inquisitive Conqueror With Reluctant Joy. My brothers in the Dragon Clan at Folsom Prison gave me that name in the fall of 2018 during a life changing retreat. It was pretty amazing that two incarcerated men that had only known me for 2 days got to the quick of who I am.
I have amazing life experiences chock-full of stressful and difficult adventures which I have endured. These experiences helped me develop super powers (as they were explained to me in a leadership assessment called the "Leadership Circle Profile"). This assessor had been doing leadership coaching for 20+ years and said my profile was one of, if not the, best she has ever seen. (heck yea! - all that stress was actually valuable). LCP is below for reference.
Back to my dogs from prison (Sangre and Fox). The old underdog and success through suffrage story won't simply go away and I need to be mindful of it cropping up it's nasty head. Those same experiences are what made me who I am, so while they are the source of my greatest pain, they are equally the source of my present and future success. The connection is that for a long time I was convincing myself that taking the hard way was the only way. It was what had delivered me forward progress and frankly all too often was the only option I had; work hard or keep having nothing and being nothing. I can and will choose to use the skills I have to thrive as opposed to relying on them to survive. I am a highly effective, creative and persuasive person who will experience victory in life (man that is hard to say knowing someone can read this).
Apropos to the boys in prison are the results from another assessment I recently did called the Culture Index (CI) assessment on my personality type. The upshot is that I am a persuader or a natural born sales person. The study tells me I am a leader and motivator within organizations. Socially poised and extroverted, I love to make my mark, and won’t shy away from risk. I will rally the team around projects—confidently making decisions and delegating tasks before I move on to their next project. I also learned 1) it takes me 3 times longer than the average person to get mentally fatigued and that 2) I am an idea engine for thinking of creative solutions. No underdog narrative there!
Oh yea, I my enneagram is a 7 and OMG do I live for the joy of the ride and imagining what is over the rainbow!
I have been married to my college sweetheart, Chris, for just over 20 years. We raise kick ass people. Meghan (17), Maddie (15), Patrick (12) and Liam (7). We care deeply, she is a gut thinker and I am a brain thinker, and we do what is right.. although we don't mind "being Irish" to get there. Chris has dedicated her life to our children. She lives and breathes for their success and more importantly for their individual equanimity. I could not be more proud to have her as my life partner.
Finally, as as you will see on the projects tab I am a bit of a craftsman and wanna be artisan. The idea of taking on a project idea and making it real is the spice of life!
Creative (“Greatness" is considered greater than 80% as rated by your evaluators)
This included ALL of the creative competencies except:
Highest Creative Competencies include:
Creative (“Emergent" competencies are greater than 67% as rated by your evaluators)
This included ALL of the creative competencies
Lowest Creative Competencies (areas to develop):
Reactive (considered “gifts” if less than 33% as rated by your evaluators)
ALL of your reactive styles are gifts except:
From the written comments this is what stood out:
Greatest leadership assets:
Areas for development include:
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