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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Intellection -- Thinking Deeply About the World -- 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 Intellection.

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People exceptionally talented in the Intellectual theme enjoy intellectual activity, being introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Intellection is boundless, infinite and deep. Intellection is about boundless capacity for consideration and enhanced awareness. Intellection loves the process of thinking and considers ideas for 360 degrees. Intellection finds things that would otherwise be missed. Intellection can sometimes be misunderstood as intelligence -- it is not the same thing. It is the capacity to think and consider, and sometimes arrive at wisdom and clarity as a result. The power and edge of Intellection is its particular genius for processing ideas. It is a sounding board for others to solve their problems or enhance the quality of their work.  

Raw Intellection can be closed and private and it says, "it's me and my thoughts." Intellection loves to be alone with its thoughts. Mature Intellection is open and starts the prelude to a great conversation. Mature Intellection says, 'I have been alone with my thoughts and here is what they are." However, according to Maika, Intellection "...doesn't have to be the wise sage on the hill sharing ideas, rather it is a very intentional specialty and provides a depth of understanding." Raw Intellection can be critical, while mature Intellection is collaborative. 

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