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Episode Info: People who are especially talented in the Determination talent pursue their goals with tenacity. They are intensely committed to success and are eager to take quick action. They rely on high motivation to turn adversity into opportunity. They can see beyond roadblocks and visualize a better future. Determination is the stick to it no matter what theme. It can be stubborn at times when it exercises its perseverance and grit. There is a great combination between creativity and work ethic. Individuals with this theme are persistent and tenacious in pursuing their goals. They have a tremendous work ethic and unique ability to overcome obstacles and setbacks. They do whatever it takes to achieve the desired business outcomes. What does Determination look like in action? You can confront obstacles head on. There is also a quick recovery to any setbacks. This leads to a recognition of opportunities that others might miss. This could be in business or relationships. Determination leads to incredible start up creation. This can lead to attainment of business goals, and energizing employees. Some potential blind spots can come from being so committed that you can’t change gears even when you need to. Commitment to following through on a course of action can sometimes be blinding from necessary change to that action. In order to invest in this talent and see it through we advise keeping a close eye on the business outcomes. Adjust the course and strategy as part of the plan. If from the very beginning you can set the expectation on keeping the bigger picture in perspective that certainly will help you make sure that your Determination is in the place to get the best return on your investment. Also consider having multiple business goals. Know that not every goal can be equally attainable or important. Really stay curious and use great partners to help you align that ability to knock down barriers. This needs to be not only because you said you were going to do it, but because it is the right thing to get you to the bigger picture of your business goals. Another blind spot can be that you can take it incredibly personally when something fails. You have a passion to propel you forward to knock down barriers, but it can also mean that you take those barriers that much more personally. This can lead to disappointment, discontentment and regret when you do fail. So think about setting yourself up with that expectation from the very beginning. Consider what you a
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