Assignment 29601

Interview your mentor to gather information about your mentor’s organization, the department your mentor works in, and his or her job description.
My mentor is a manager at the Naval Weapons Center Corona
Naval Weapons Center Corona serves as the Warfare Center’s Readiness Material and Assessment subject matter experts all systems for all Naval Weapons systems.Our Programs Material Readiness Data Base is in high demand and widely used across the Navy Yard and technical communities in general.Corona is a Centralized source for material readiness data and metrics, making it easy for decision makers to gather the necessary data to make “better” informed decisions.
Write a plan that may be applied to your mentor’s department Acquisitions and Readiness Division) and that would increase your Learning Team members’ motivation, satisfaction, and performance based on their personal profiles, as if they were employees of that department.
Required Elements:
No more than 1400 words
Analyze specific differences in attitudes, emotions, personalities, and values among your Learning Team members, and address how each difference might be used to positively influence behavior.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Vance Marshall
The Master-Minder (Cd)
You are predominantly a Cautious Style.
We break each main Style down into four Substyles. Yours is the Cd, which we call The Master-Minder. The Master-
Minder is MORE guarded and LESS indirect than most other Cautious styles. Below is a snapshot of The Master-Minder
Substyle… as such, it’s a closer look at you!
The primary goal that motivates you is to increase opportunities for unique and significant personal accomplishments.
You express yourself more by what you do than what you say. Consequently, you have strong needs to choose your own
goals and to work independently. As primarily an idea-generator and developer, you have little interest in dealing with
implementation details.
Taking some calculated risks when making decisions
Appearing focused and self-controlled with people
Being very alert to conflict and resistance
Preferring to work alone, or at least with people of your choosing
Being focused on the future, especially concerning ideas and opportunities
Fearing losing your autonomy and individuality
Enjoying planning, monitoring, and measuring
Becoming overly analytical and possibly procrastinating when under pressure
With Tasks:
Prone to overanalyze, you sometimes limit your own effectiveness. You can benefit by making quicker
decisions and communicating more directly with your co-workers as you make those decisions.
With People:
One of the most important changes you can make is to give yourself more credit and less grief. This
would affirm yourself and counter your tendency to be overly self-critical. You’ll also want to be more
helpful and understanding of people who need hands-on coaching and counseling.
Work at being less guarded and more direct in your communication with others.
Make sure you commit attitudinally to working closely with others on important tasks, not just menial ones.
Monitor your tendency to be critical of yourself and others, especially when under pressure.
You are predominantly a Cautious Style.
We break each main Style down into four Substyles. Yours is the Ci, which we call The Assessor. The Assessor is LESS
guarded and LESS indirect than most other Cautious styles. Below is a snapshot of The Assessor Substyle… as such, it’s
a closer look at you!
The primary goal that motivates you is accomplishing goals with excellence.
As a quick thinker, you can deal with many inputs simultaneously; however, you may be slow to take action. Your nickname
of “Assessor” is based on your evaluative approach to people and tasks. You tend to have strong opinions about people and
groups with whom you do not identify or agree.
Being tense with yourself and others when under pressure
Having a natural curiosity about people
Being concerned about what people think, feel, and expect
Having strong attachments to your personal interests
Underestimating the time required to complete tasks
Being intuitive and observant about situations and people
Associating your self-worth with your work
Being intrigued by concepts, ideas, and processes
With Tasks:
You’re an idea person who can profit by being more attentive to details and timely follow-through. Your
curiosity sometimes leads to unpredictable digressions while you work. You can benefit by learning to pace
yourself. Taking time-outs during the workday may help allay your natural intensity.
With People:
Because you’re intense by nature, you tend to be impatient with yourself and others, especially when things
aren’t going well. Therefore, focus on remaining positive when dealing with situations and people under
pressure. If you can control your thoughts and emotions in such cases, you can then use your creativity to
discover workable solutions.
Be attentive to what others expect. Deliver that first before digressing into other areas that are likely to be of greater
interest or curiosity to you.
Stay focused on key priorities. Do that by sorting tasks into “immediate,” “shorter-range,” and “long-term” categories.
Indicate those that you alone must do, those for which you share responsibility, and finally, those for which others
have primary responsibility and your involvement is limited.
Treat yourself to free time and recreation
You are predominantlya Dominance Style. We break each main Style down into four Substyles. Yours is the Ds, which we like to call The Producer. The Producer is LESS guarded and LESS direct than most other Dominance styles. Below is a snapshot of The Producer Substyle… as such, it’s a closer look at you! The primary goal that motivates you is accomplishing bigger and better goals according to an internal timetable. You prefer to be involved in your chosen activities from start to finish, and you resist people who are obstacles to your achievements. Your ability to produce makes you highly valued in situations in which an efficient, dependable, or incrementally improving rate of production is desired.
YOUR TENDENCIES INCLUDE Disliking being told what to do, or when or how to do something Being reluctant to change what you think or how you feel Delegating tasks only if absolutely necessary Acting competitively, especially when pushing yourself to new levels or in new directions Making sure that production is completed on schedule Depending on plans for action and follow-up routines Becoming tenacious and focused when under pressure
YOUR GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES With Tasks: You’re so highly focused that you can benefit by broadening your perspective. Learn to be effective outside your comfort zone by considering different points of view and other ways to achieve goals. Because you’re often too “either-or” in your decision-making, practicing flexibility would help you solve problems more creatively. With People: Show confidence in others by delegating and giving people tasks that will be fulfilling for them. You also can benefit by creating more free time and space in your life as well as generally appreciating and tolerating differences among people.
PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT POINTERS Ask others to share their ideas on how to accomplish tasks and on how to satisfy their expectations and yours. When making or implementing decisions, check with at least three to five other knowledgeable people to see if there’s a consensus. If you don’t find a pattern, widen the search. Be more genuinely open with others by revealing your real feelings and addressing theirs.
The Adventurer (Di)
You are predominantly a Dominance Style.
We break each main Style down into four Substyles.Yours is the Di, which we like to call The Adventurer.The Adventurer is LESS guarded and MORE direct than most other Dominance styles.
Below is a snapshot of TheAdventurer Substyle… as such, it’s a closer look at you!
The primary goals that motivate you are dominance and independence.
Consequently, you are wary around people who may take advantage of you or beat you to a goal.Because of your results-oriented nature, you may sometimes sacrifice quality for quantity.Your innate sense of self-importance enables you to make mistakes and still feel favorably about yourself.You do not mind confrontation and are willing to challenge others.
●Being tenacious
●Standing up for yourself
●Seeking to get things done quickly
●Expressing confidence in your ability to achieve and make things happen
●Downplaying your mistakes and weaknesses while focusing on successes and strengths
●Cutting corners to reach your goals more quickly and efficiently
●Becoming forceful and less team-oriented under pressure
With Tasks:
You’re often impatient when dealing with complex situations or long-term projects.When pressured, you have a tendency to force-fit solutions.You can benefit by learning to pay attention to available information as well as people’s feelings.
With People:
You have a fast lifestyle and are driven to achieve.You should relax!It will help fulfill you, restore your energy, and improve the quality not only of your life but of the lives of those around you.
●Take the time to ask others about their expectations, concerns, and efforts.
●Sort tasks into “Critical” and “Less Critical” categories.Then divide “Critical” ones into “Urgent” (requiring immediate action if the task is to be accomplished), “Short-term” (requiring action in the next one-three months), and “Long-term” (requiring action within six-twelve months).
●Focus first on what results you can’t live without. Then take on those tasks where you must see significant improvement, and later those where you would like to see improvements.