People exceptionally talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to determine how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.
This week, our guest blogger is Sue Kennedy. Sue is the Regional Coordinator for the northern region of our organization. Sue’s top 5 Strengths are Positivity, Includer, Woo, Arranger, and Futuristic. Here is what Arranger looks like for Sue:
The executing theme of ARRANGER is number four of my top five. Before learning more about ARRANGER I really thought this theme was COMPETITION. At my best when dealing with multiple things , and living in the moment, is when I’m most productive!
As a child growing up on a ranch I worked along side my Dad who had an incredibly GREAT work ethic. There was a driving force when we worked together, call it a relationship, call it ARRANGER…that I couldn’t explain. Being one of six children, we were a mighty work force. On the ranch there were different seasons of work, summer was haying season. It would take from late-June to mid-September to be done with this season. We managed a cow/calf operation, raised quarter horses & thoroughbreds, chickens, goats, milked cows and had horse and calf chores in the morning and at night. Along with that I played all sports, was a good student, showed calves & horses in 4-H, involved in music, church youth group, student council, etc. This was us…this was chaos but wonderful! On the ranch when something unexpected would happen we dealt with it as it came. We did our best to keep everything moving along while being flexible and doing everything possible to get back to task at hand. A juggling act? You betcha! It took a “great team” to make this happen. From what was instilled in me in my youth, I do my best to model this same work ethic and so appreciate it, and look for it in people around me.
I lead with POSITIVITY and use it daily. I can always “find the good” in a person or a given situation. INCLUDER, for me, works well as I’m working with boards and making sure each member knows their role and how we need to serve them to engage them. I recognize WOO AND FUTURISTIC frequently at site visits and strategic planning. With my Futuristic I can see them carrying out the plans made in the meeting. It is the strength of the ARRANGER in me that helps me to figure out the best way to get things done. A quote from a Theme Thursday call: "Arranger has the ability to hold a dozen ping pong balls under water at the same time."
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