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Of the descriptions below, select the circle that best represents the way you problem solve. Do you?
1.My expertise is in evaluating research and information and focusing on the facts.
2.I prefer strategic thinking over analytical thinking. My preferred role in problem solving is developing the plan as opposed to executing it.
3.I am equally good at recognizing game-changing creative concepts and at creating the infrastructure for growth at the business strategy level.
4.In order to assure understanding and acceptance of a big concept of the future, I often create multiple paths for getting there to show that it is doable.
5.As products and services are developed I make sure the creative competitive advantage remains intact.
6.I believe that better ideas come out of a random thinking approach as opposed to the ideas that come out of an outcome-driven thinking approach.
7.I prefer discussions based on rational and objective information rather than on intuitive or subjective ideas.
8.I usually approach a business problem by moving and thinking in smart next steps as opposed to jumping to the future.
9.I am able to take a large amount of information with multiple possibilities for the future and very quickly narrow to the ones that will work best.
10.When creating ideas, I do not start with where we are today, rather I start with the future, and then come back to see if we can get to the future from where we are.
11.My focus is on the creative side but I make sure my creative ideas are related to strategy.
12.I have minimal concern for the riskiness of my ideas. Innovation is risk.
13.My contribution to problem solving is analytical thinking. My preferred role is in executing the plan one step at a time as opposed to developing the plan.
14.My strategic expertise lies in creating competitive advantage through new or improved products and services as opposed to creating competitive advantage through dramatic business model changes.
15.I am equally proficient at and comfortable with using critical and creative thinking skills to solve complex problems.
16.If idea generation is confined to next step improvements as opposed to redefining the future, I am much less interested in it.
17.My greatest contribution to business strategy is that I can take an idea and form and shape it into something that works, once the strategy is determined.
18.Thoughts just occur in my mind like popping corn – an inexhaustible stream of ideas.
19.I think it is in the best interest of the organization to move ahead only when something has been measured, analyzed and/or quantified.
20.I am particularly good at managing innovations that extend or improve upon the original product or service as opposed to managing transformational business model innovations.
21.I am proficient at making good ideas work and prefer it over coming up with original ideas.
22.My forte is putting on the table original and industry-changing ideas that are achievable.
23.I am better at improving ideas that are on the table as opposed to putting the original ideas on the table.
24.When creating ideas with others I almost always generate the largest number of ideas.
25.When new ideas are on the table, I am particularly adept at pinpointing the obstacles on the chosen path to success as opposed to generating multiple paths to success.
26.I prefer assigning logic and filtering individual ideas as they are created, as opposed to trying to apply logic and evaluation to a large number of existing ideas.
27.I enjoy connecting the dots to make bold new ideas work particularly among parts and pieces that do not seem to go together at first glance.
28.I often entertain myself with creating nonsensical ideas, rhymes or puns.
29.My focus is not on creating the operations and infrastructure needed to support an idea; rather I focus on managing the creative integrity of an idea.
30.Creativity is my thing; I find analysis and evaluation exhausting.
31.Analyze and stabilize new ideas; Prefer rational, objective, and concrete ideas and discussions; Identify obstacles in the path of new ideas.
32.Improve and optimize new ideas; Prefer low risk and predictability; Logically think through new ideas and solutions and organize logical progression to the next step.
33.Organize new ideas for transformation; Create and rationalize best infrastructure for game-changing ideas to work in new ways and new places; Sort and narrow to ideas with the highest opportunities.
34.Create new ideas for transformation; Create valid game-changing ideas or solutions that will dramatically change the way things are currently done; Create and offer multiple paths to game-changing ideas and solutions.
35.Create new ideas to distinguish; Improve game-changing ideas and solutions on the table by assuring value proposition and point-of-difference; Create clarity and understanding to improve market acceptance of new ideas.
36.Originate ideas for others; Create ideas at random with few or no structural boundaries; Provide a wide range of ideas as building blocks to engage other thinking profiles in development of ideas.

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