A Personal Tale of Growth and Guidance: Charlie’s Transformation with the Team Dynamics Blueprint

A Personal Tale of Growth and Guidance

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Over the course of the last couple of months, I have been sharing with you the journey that our friend Charlie embarked on when he decided to participate in our Team Dynamics Blueprint program since it provided quick reference information and practical tips and techniques for motivating, guiding, and communicating with his team members, boss, and peers.

In previous blogs, I shared with you the results provided by our Team Dynamics Blueprint in Charlie’s relationship with his manager, peers, and team. In this blog, I would like to share some of his personal assessment results and how he used them.

As you may remember, Charlie’s perceptual style is Adjustments. When Charlie first read his Perceptual Style description and his assessment results, he told us he was surprised at how well they described him. He said he felt truly seen and understood, which was a new experience for him.

Here’s an excerpt from Charlie’s from Charlie’s report:

“You are driven by the acquisition of information and the knowledge that comes with it. You enjoy actively refining and honing your knowledge, systems, and processes to increase their elegance and accuracy.

You get great satisfaction from being an information source for others, and you are excellent at explaining and describing complex, detailed, and technical information.

You are at your best when given time to do things carefully and systematically. Time pressure, competition, and a drive for the bottom line violate your view of the world as you believe these conditions lead to a false sense of urgency and impulsive actions based on incomplete understanding. Too many times, you’ve seen people act with only part of the picture because they do not have the patience and faith to wait for the complete picture to emerge.

Because you are often quiet in social settings, those around you mistakenly assume you have nothing to say. The truth is that you experience the world in an extraordinarily rich and complex manner and have much to offer when others are willing to listen.”

A few months after the working sessions we had with Charlie and his team, Charlie and I met for a status update.

He shared that as he focused his attention on claiming more of his natural strengths, he often referred to his assessment results for inspiration and validation. As part of his learning process, he created reference notes for himself. Over time he refined his notes into one page of statements that best reflected how he felt when he was operating from his strengths. He kept the page easy to access and used it to keep himself motivated on a day-to-day basis.

Charlie was quite pleased with how well the reference page worked for him, and he encouraged his team members to do the same thing for themselves. Here are some highlights from the example of Charlie’s page that he shared with us:

  • I thrive in environments that are functioning relatively smoothly but require fine-tuning. I am most productive when the environment allows for careful reflection, judicious thought, and thorough exploration. I find environments filled with time pressures, uncertain expectations, and strong bottom-line orientations distressing and unproductive. In these situations, I contribute objective and rational observations and suggestions to solidify expectations and implement appropriate processes to meet those expectations.

  • I believe that the past is a prologue to the present and provides key knowledge and lessons that allow a greater understanding of current realities. I use that knowledge to focus productively on what is happening in the present.

  • I prefer learning when I have the time to reflect on information that has been presented. I am uncomfortable with learning experientially. In these situations I can enhance my own learning experience by building in time for independent study.

  • I am a careful and competent Communicator who effectively uses nuance, refinement, and precision in language. I am a patient listener who hears accurately what is said and provides minimal immediate response or feedback but grasps both the literal and symbolic meaning of other’s communications.

  • I accept change incrementally. I accept the need for periodic fine-tuning and actively participate in it, but I disagree with the wholesale implementation of large-scale changes, which results in unnecessary disruption. I am a champion for comprehensive analysis and planning prior to embarking on large changes.

  • I am motivated by the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to provide knowledge to others.

  • I am an effective and productive team member as I focus on my assignments and complete them as thoroughly and efficiently as possible. I am a great resource when research is required or when other team members need complex material explained clearly and understandably.

  • As a manager, I design integrated processes that correspond to the tasks at hand. Then, I continuously fine-tune the processes, assignments, and resource distributions to improve workflow and efficiency and bring results into compliance with plans. I provide clear and accurate explanations of expectations and timely feedback to enhance performance towards those expectations.

  • I lead more effectively with objective observation and data. I provide others clarification, explanation, and context in order to lead people to achievement.

According to Charlie, he used these notes when challenges arose at work and, equally as importantly, when new opportunities presented themselves.

Charlie’s journey with our Team Dynamics Blueprint program highlights the profound impact of self-awareness and focusing on natural strengths. He discovered his Perceptual Style and transformed the way he worked. Charlie took his insights and crafted a personal reference page, highlighting his strengths and how to best leverage them daily. This simple tool became a compass for his daily decisions, helping him navigate challenges and seize opportunities with confidence.

Like Charlie, you too can tap into the power of your perception and your natural strengths to not only enhance your own effectiveness but also to significantly contribute to your team's success. Think of it as unlocking your hidden potential, one insight at a time. Are you ready to embark on this journey of self-discovery and achievement?

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About Ricardo Vega

Ricardo Vega is the Director of Operations at Vega Behavioral Consulting, Ltd. and a certified Perceptual Style Guide. He has over 40 years of experience in technology, product and project delivery, disaster recovery, and team coaching. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs and teams with Product Planning & Delivery, Team Building, and Change Administration.  For more information, visit https://thepowerofyourperception.com.

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