As one of my readers pointed out there are not enough cross references between the percentages I presented in my previous post. I get the cross references from reading each and every questionnaire filled. But the software doesn’t analyze the connections between choice on question 1 and choice on question 6 for instance.
Sometimes I read a filled questionnaire and I am saying to myself – here is someone I would love to work with. On other cases I can tell here is someone whose path will most likely won’t cross mine.
What I find most exciting are knowledgeable people. They may or may not have formal education, but you can grasp how much they know from the replies they choose. Sometimes the hint is in the experience section. But more often they remind you of Plato’s “This I know – that I know nothing.” Open to learn from anyone, anywhere, anything. These are the most interesting people to work with. Working with such people results in the sum of parts being greater than the whole.
Here is an example to one who I’d like to meet, whether I’d work with him or not.
The young CEO, who has a lot of formal education and extensive experience, who stated he did and will do all strategic planning on his own, and under opinion on consultants chose “didn’t find the answers to my needs”.
I find this choice intriguing. He could have said “I don’t need it”. But his choice stated that there is something missing. I am not sure he had put his finger on it: not sure what might be out there for him, he is still open to the thought that some outsource might pop up with an interesting addition to the self resources this CEO has. Makes me wonder about brainstorming with him. Hmm…