Analyze Strengths and Weaknesses – Eric’s Story

I’m Eric Philippou, and I’m writing this blog as part of my college internship at Metcalf & Associates. I recently completed a series of assessments and now I will analyze the information. Gather what you’ve learned about yourself into the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis tool. This is a great tool that you can use at any time, for many different situations. You can use it n the context of your career plans and some athletes I know use it for their sports also.


Real World Application

It helps to take several different assessments to give me different views of myself.  I recommend taking all of the assessments, especially those that are free. After screen capturing or printing the results, read them very carefully to see how you could apply the results to your daily life. Remember to put 80% of your focus on strengths, and 20% on weaknesses. Perhaps take some time Monday through Thursday to focus on a different strength each day, and on Friday focus on a weakness. For example, Monday I’ll play to my groups strengths based on the vibrancy assessment, Tuesday I’ll focus on how to use my “Peacemaker” abilities from the Enneagram, and so on. On Friday I’ll focus on mitigating the weaknesses and threats from my SWOT assessment. Do that, and you may see yourself becoming more comfortable as a leader.

In the next post, I will answer the reflection questions about what I learned during the assessments and SWOT analysis.

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