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Finding Strengths

There are a variety of good tools out there to assess individual strengths. One of the most utilized in recent years is the Strengths Finder by Gallup.  It is worthwhile to review results from time to time and create action plans for strengthening each of these characteristics. Today, I will provide a brief overview of my results but over a number of days will show how to create an achievable action plan for each of these strengths.

Competition – People who are especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.

Self-Assurance – People who are especially talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.

Activator – People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

Command – People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

Arranger – People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

Look for each of these to be explored in the coming days.


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Shane Hedges – Educate, Motivate, and Inspire

Mr. Shane M. Hedges is the immediate past president of a leading national educational company. The company aspires to educate, motivate, and inspire students around the world with its innovative and experiential educational curriculums. As President, Mr. Hedges was responsible for the development and growth of the company, in addition to ensuring that the company’s objectives are met. Shane Hedges manages a team of professionals who work to identify new opportunities for both the company and the students it serves.

Shane M. Hedges began his tenure as a Financial Analyst, but he was quickly promoted to Managing Director of Education for his firm. In this role, Shane Hedges was responsible for facilitating the growth and development of exciting new educational programs that meet the standards of the company’s best business practices. Earlier in his professional development, Shane Hedges worked in several industries, including consulting and politics. Mr. Hedges held a position as a Strategic Communications Consultant with Foley & Lardner, and he played a key role as the Chief Policy Director for the Governor of Montana

An alumnus of Washington, D.C.’s prestigious American University, Shane Hedges studied Communications, Economics and Government, and Law, earning his B.A. in 1996. Ten years later, Mr. Hedges received his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Shane Hedges also enjoys helping people outside of his educational capacity and is involved in several charitable endeavors.

Currently residing in Washington, DC, Mr. Shane Hedges enjoys running, traveling, and reading in his spare time.

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