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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Analytical - Taking Information to the Lowest Common Denominator - Theme Thursday Season 2

On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Analytical.

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Analytical seeks the truth by understanding the components of what the rest of the world sees as an assumption. Analytical loves data and numbers, but this love is an affect of Analytical -- not the core of it. The core of Analytical boils things down to their lowest common denominator. People talented in the Analytical theme engage easily with the elements of an idea. They don't take things at face value. Analytical breaks information down into smaller pieces than anyone else might see. It captures facts by understanding the details. Analytical is always searching for reasons and causes. People with Analytical can help others become clear on what excellence is and how it can be obtained.  

A raw talent is in a state of infancy -- it is where we go when we are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. When a talent is in its mature form it is poised, productive and useful. Raw analytical is doubtful or doubting, and in its raw form this can appear angry and intimidating to others. Mature Analytical is patient and curious -- it exhibits a healthy skepticism. Raw Analytical is picky, while Mature analytical is precise. Mature Analytical can help others see the trees in the forest. 

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