Daneen Clendening, Terrance Hamilton, Julian Mona, Cindy Rasmussen
OI361 - Innovation, Design, and Creativity for a Competitive Advantage
September 18, 2014
Dr. Edward Wirth
Team Placement - Inspirational, Innovation, Imaginative, and Intuitive
Team A completed the “Creative Intelligence Profile” with the following results and a personal analysis of the results follow:
Cindy H. Rasmussen
Based on the scope of work documented in Service Request SR-bi-002, Web 2.0 Upgrade, this project requires an inspirational leader, such as myself. Inspirational leaders like to play devil’s advocate by challenging their own experiences and ideas. Inspirational leaders will take the blame for the team and give credit to the team. As an inspirational leader, I could care less about conventional methods and actions. I learn from failures and understand the need for change. I like a diversified team and understand the necessity to surround myself with people who are doers, movers, and shakers to create a successful team. I believe I have promoted myself as a leader and hope that others have learned from me (good or bad) along the way.
As an innovator, Daneen is an excellent fit for being the team lead, keeping other team members on task and resolving problems as they occur. She has the ability to help others come up with creative ideas and solutions when replacing applications across various platforms. She will be able to drive the project home and ensure the team delivers the project in a timely manner. I agree with her creative profile assessment.
Juan and Julian are both very imaginative. With their creativity, I am sure they can help our team succeed in replacing or upgrading the Baderman Island website. With their creative imaginations, I am sure that Juan and Julian can design and develop a more reliable, user friendly website, and provide all of the bells and whistles needed to keep marketing and Baderman Island cliental happy. I agree with Juan’s creative profile assessment, but believe Julian is more of an innovator.
Terrance is an intuitive leader as he uses his experience to resolve issues. He uses his knowledge base to pull out workable options in problem resolution. He is a doer, is aware of the issues and options, and drives toward success. For Terrance, failure is not an option as he does what it takes to get the job done. I agree with Terrance’s creative profile assessment.
As we look at the results from the chart, it appears that we make up the perfect team on paper. Things are not always that simple when working together as a team, even if things look perfect on paper. One of the most important things when working as a team is everyone on the team must be open minded, and willing to listen and trust other team member’s leadership style. Based on the chart my strong point is being intuitive. As an intuitive leader I bring to the team goal setting, the common sense approach, and a problem solver. I am the type of person that feels that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, so when I set goals for myself it gives me a personal challenge to achieve. When I deal with problems I do not like to make them more complicated than they have to be. I believe most problems have simple solutions, but we make them more complicated. Once a problem is presented within a team that I am on, I feel it is more productive to spend 20% of the time discussing what the problem is and 80% of the time fixing the problem. One other thing my leadership style offers is instinct, sometimes it can be very difficult to decide the correct thing to do in a situation.