THE DREAMER

Friday - - Society -

This per­son is un­con­ven­tional. They think out­side the box and they are very good at bor­row­ing ideas from un­con­ven­tional sources. They’re of­ten struck by in­spi­ra­tion at strange times. They’re hun­gry for new ideas and in­for­ma­tion and they’re great at track­ing them down. They con­tin­u­ally ask them­selves if there’s a bet­ter way to do things. What they do: They make ex­cel­lent coaches and con­sul­tants who help busi­nesses rein­vent them­selves. They’re also found in creative roles such as ad­ver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing cam­paigns. Weak ar­eas: They can miss im­por­tant de­tails and if you give the Dreamer a task they find bor­ing, they will put it off for ever. Be­cause they look only at the big pic­ture, they miss dead­lines and they get cost­ings wrong. They some­times sug­gest im­prac­ti­cal ideas that don’t fit the or­gan­i­sa­tion or agenda. They get bored eas­ily and don’t see jobs through to com­ple­tion – some like be­ing in­volved with a pro­to­type and then they move on to some­thing new. They’re of­ten distracted by their own cre­ativ­ity.

They’re struck by in­spi­ra­tion at strange times

CA­REER TIP:

When you are about to get in­volved in a pro­ject, be hon­est with your­self and oth­ers about how far you want to go in the process and be clear about when you will be leav­ing. Get a han­dle on the hu­man im­pact from the start. That way you will know if you are tread­ing on any­one’s toes and you can also avoid let­ting peo­ple down.

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