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Friday, July 15, 2016

[Input S2] A Tangible Tool to Help Others

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 Input.




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People strong in Input have a craving to know more. They collect and archive all kinds of information. Input is a relevant and tangible tool that can help others. It’s not just collecting, but collecting in order to use the information for yourself or other people when it’s needed in the future. It may not be instantly useful, but could be down the road. People say Learner and Input sound alike. But, Learner is grabbing information to get mastery and then possibly forgetting later, while Input will collect ideas and information for future purpose.

Raw Input is intimidating. It can provide ten different answers when all you really need is one. Like pointing a firehose at someone who just wants a drink of water. Mature Input is intentional. It can be a pathfinder to the solution someone needs. It says “there are a lot of available options, but let me help you sort to what you need.”

The most likely strength to show up with Input is Intellection. This makes people collect and consider, the pair together gives autonomy in how you think. The least common strength to have with Input is Self-Assurance. This could be because Self-Assurance relies on one’s self for a resource, while Input gathers their information from outside sources. 



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