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SWOT Analysis: A new look and Top questions

Appmothers blog: SWOT

Opportunities and threats in SWOT ANALYSIS Template

Here is the template for SWOT Analysis that I use. Do you use a template? Or have you discovered a SWOT Analysis template that you can share with us and our readers? How to find out Opportunities and Threats in SWOT?

How to find out Opportunities and Threats-  These were the top questions I asked: What opportunities to learn are open to me now Or in the near future? Are these new skills or improvements or deepening of skills? Can I learn or gain new knowledge through self study or reading or watching videos or tutorials? Are there experts or contacts that I can leverage for knowledge-sharing or experience sharing? Are there failures or short comings that I can fill the gap ? Are there complaints or feedback that I can find solutions to? Is there an unfulfilled or unexpressed need around me? What top questions come to my mind?

Mindtools recommends asking:

For Opportunities in SWOT Analysis:

  • What good opportunities can you spot?
  • What interesting trends are you aware of?

Useful opportunities can come from such things as:

  • Changes in technology and markets on both a broad and narrow scale.
  • Changes in government policy related to your field.
  • Changes in social patterns, population profiles, lifestyle changes, and so on.
  • Local events.

Goal setting – Social, interpersonal goals

Appmothers blog: Happy New Year e card

Happy New Year

I prefer to make my social goals as the calendar pages turn. Not my work goals or professional goals.

Year end or New Year reminds us about our other roles in life, especially as children, parents, brothers and sister, spouses, friends. Therefore, this a good time to set non-work goals.

Year end reminds me that we are all part of a larger picture. That there is a continuity in this generational journey and we are capable of unconditional love. We are enriched by unconditional love. Psychology tells us – we are who we are because of the unconditional love we have received.

It is time to nurture all the larger community. Thank you, parents. Thank you, brothers and sisters. Thank you, neighbours. This quarter, I took up voluntary teaching assignment with under-served children. This does bring me 4 days a week of happiness. What voluntary work gives you happiness?

Resilience in Leadership

Resilience in Leadership.

More on Multiple Intelligences Quiz

I was struggling to demystify Multiple Intelligences in words, and checked how others have done it.

Thats when I found this video, thank you Mr. Thompson.

Once we have found out what are our strengths or strong Intelligences, we can use certain types of learning and working experiences to strengthen them. There is an insightful MI Immerson SURFAQUARIUM designed by Walter McKenzie:

AppMom MISurfarium

So a Linguistic Smart person like me can develop myself in multiple ways:

I can develop my poet intelligence writing Haiku

OR

As an interpreter or story reteller as in:

http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/childrn/cbhp.html

OR

Use GarageBand on an iPhone or MixCraft for PCs and audioblog.

OR

Engage with the voicethread community

OR

Use WizIQ or YouTube and Podcast

I cannot help sharing this video about someone who knows her strength:

Time for me to explore all of these. So many possibilities!!! To energize myself, Anthony Robbins’ video on Top Right Hand Corner is enough.

How about you? What type of Intelligences are you working on?

More on Multiple Intelligences Quiz

Multiple Intelligences Test that you can use.

Here is a video on MI or Multiple Intelligences for us mere mortals:) I took the MI test and watched this video before I used the MI Surfarium to set my goals and activities towards those goals. You can try the same strategy.

I was struggling to demystify Multiple Intelligences in words, and checked how others have done it.

Thats when I found this video, thank you Mr. Thompson.

Once we have found out what are our strengths or strong Intelligences, we can use certain types of learning and working experiences to strengthen them. There is an insightful MI Immerson SURFAQUARIUM designed by Walter McKenzie:

AppMom MISurfarium

So a Linguistic Smart person like me can develop myself in multiple ways:

I can develop my poet intelligence writing Haiku

OR

As an interpreter or story reteller as in:

http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/childrn/cbhp.html

OR

Use GarageBand on an iPhone or MixCraft for PCs and audioblog.

OR

Engage with the voicethread community

OR

Use WizIQ or YouTube and Podcast

I cannot help sharing this video about someone who knows her strength:

Time for me to explore all of these. So many possibilities!!! To energize myself, Anthony Robbins’ video on Top Right Hand Corner is enough.

How about you? What type of Intelligences are you working on?

Quiz for you Multiple Intelligences- Take the test

personality quiz

Discover your multiple intelligences

Another way to look at developing yourself, and growing is Multiple Intelligences. Each one of us has multiple strengths:

  • Verbal/Linguistic
    People with Linguistic intelligence are naturally good with writing or speaking and memorization.
  • Logical/Mathematical
    People with Logical intelligence are driven by logic and reasoning.
  • Visual/Spatial
    People with Visual intelligence are good at remembering images and are aware of surroundings.
  • Bodily/Kinesthetic
    People with Kinesthetic intelligence love movement, have good motor skills and are aware of their bodies.
  • Musical
    People with musical intelligence are musically gifted and have a “good ear” for rhythm and composition.
  • Intrapersonal
    People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward.
  • Interpersonal
    People with Interpersonal intelligence are good with people and thrive in social interactions.
  • Naturalist
    People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature.

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Quiz to help you discover your strengths- Personality type

personality quiz

Discover your strengths

http://similarminds.com/jung.html

December is a good time to look back, introspect and plan ahead. I like to discover my strengths and work on it. I would say, my strengths are writing, sharing, helping kids and others discover their dreams, their hidden plans and make them come true in a structured, step-by-step manner. I am a great believer in setting goals- both long-term and short-term. Thats how we can build focus and not get distracted.

I know many friends(esp. at- home mothers)  who feel that its no use planning, because it will never come true. Also it takes a lot of reflection, in-depth planning, syching with other family members and so on. No time for that. To them, I’ll say it will all be worth your while because slow and STEADY is the only way we can live our values and make our goals come true. I will not yet say DREAMS. We’ll come to that in a few months.

One way to begin this journey is to take a personality test. Lets take any one of these free tests (no need to take an expensive For Fee test):

http://www.truity.com/test/type-finder-research-edition

http://www.celebritytypes.com/test.php

https://www.123test.com/jung-personality-test/

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

http://similarminds.com/jung.html

http://personality-testing.info/tests/OEJTS/

Top TIPS:

Simplifying the Four dimensions of personality:

  • Extraversion/Introversion: this dimension describes our approach to managing our energy levels
  • Sensing/Intuition: this dimension describes our style of thinking about facts and ideas
  • Thinking/Feeling: this dimension describes our orientation to personal values, biases, beliefs and other subjective inclination.
  • Judging/Perceiving dimension describes our approach to goals and time management or how we make desicions or the big picture of life.

The goal of the personality test is to help us find our personality type, out of sixteen possibilities, which best reflects our attitudes and behavior.

Top questions in my mind:

1. Can a quiz give an objective view of our personality, when we are not consistent from day to day?

2. Can the results help us find ourselves and guide us to remain our authentic self or our true self?

3. Is this a valid way to set our goals? There are so many Personality Tests. Have you taken any?

What are your views? Do respond in the comments box ot write to me at prasannawrites@gmail.com

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