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I agree, great topic.
I would say in my case:
- curiosity (putting the pieces in the puzzle together, understanding the "big picture") and
- a true passion for making others grow through dialogue and education (opening the clients' eyes to change, enabling a better way of dealing with change).
Not so much persistence and determination - those helped me throughout my education, but once I entered the CI field it has mainly been curiosity and passion :-)
Thank you both for your comments. Based on what we have so far:
Determination - 2
Persistence - 2
Curiousity - 1
Passion - 1
Will be interesting to see other responses and what ends up as the top 5 Drivers.
Babette, as I hail from the next town over from Calvin Coolidge's home of Plymouth, Vermont, USA - thank you for quoting one of our maple syrup-soaked national heroes!
Vermonters tend to see hard work and persistence as the only option. After all, winter is very cold, starts two months before you are ready and lasts about two months longer than you would like it to. The soil where we come from is rocky and hard to till. We are poor in the easy comforts than make most modern life possible, but rich in things like rocks, trees, mountains and frost heaves. Historically, we have been too dumb and stubborn to move anywhere nicer with better farming conditions, like California or Virginia. It's good that we're into hard work, since we would be dead otherwise.
So yes, hard work and persistence above all other things.
I'm with you and Eric, absolutely. Hard work, persistence, focused determination, passion....
Based on responses so far, we have
Determination - 3
Persistence - 4
Curiousity - 2
Passion - 3
Hard work - 2
I have separated persistence from hard work as they may not necessarily be the same thing! It does depend on how you define both.
Interesting results so far. Hope we get more responses.
Wonder how this list matches so far to standard CI job roles???
For me, it brings me back to my youth, looking under rocks for my next pet salamander!
That and the one to be first saying "look Mommy, look what I found!."
Well maybe TMI.....
G'day Babette: So I guess luck, serendipity, good fortune, silver spoons, being born in the right Zodiac sign or year, winning the lottery, uncontrolled variance, wearing the right colours, good fortune, good karma, waxing lyrically, being fortunate, located in the right place at the right time, over-sized craniums, left-brain dominance, unadulterated genius, having been abducted by ("way smarter than us") aliens, and related items won't be ranking high on these lists?
OK then -- put me down for one round of robust reasoning, a second dash of incessant curiosity, and another pound of persistence, all focused forward. Mix these with fire over the proper energy source, go get your driving license, and voila, you have a recipe for successful CI driving. Tongue firmly in cheek ;)