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Personal Qualities & career. Dr. Stephen Brady Director, Mental H ealth Counseling & Behavioral Medicine (MHCBM) Boston University School of Medicine ( ) [email protected] Introductions and Questions.
Personal Qualities & career
  • Dr. Stephen Brady
  • Director, Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine (MHCBM)
  • Boston University School of Medicine (
  • [email protected]
  • Introductions and Questions
  • What personality characteristics are associated with career success ?
  • Which of these characteristics do you possess?
  • High and Low?
  • The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)
  • Vigilance
  • Abstractedness
  • Private
  • Apprehension
  • Openness to change
  • Self-Reliance
  • Perfectionism
  • Tension
  • Warmth
  • Reasoning
  • Emotional Stability
  • Dominance
  • Liveliness
  • Rule-Consciousness
  • Social Boldness
  • Sensitivity
  • Personality Factors and Career
  • Global Factors which Impact Career
  • Extraversion/Introversion
  • High Anxiety/Low Anxiety
  • Tough-Mindedness/Receptive
  • Independence/Dependence
  • Self-Control/Impulsiveness How would you describe yourself or peers on some of these dimensions?
  • Interpreting your Results of the 16PF
  • What high and low scores mean for the Global Factors
  • Example: Results of the Instructor and a Basic Scientist
  • Implications for Career
  • Small Group Breakout
  • Case Example
  • Self Described “Basic Science Nerd”
  • Throughout graduate school referred to as “Brilliant if quirky” and “Mr. Future Nobel Prize Winner”
  • High on Introversion, Anxiety and Self Control
  • Low on Independence and tough mindedness
  • Just wants to be “left alone to do interesting experiments”
  • Tends to get lost in details and procrastinates unless deadlines
  • Failed as an academic but surprisingly thrives in industry
  • Why might this be the case?
  • It may be just as important to be aware of your challenges as well as strengths in order to be successful
  • Emotional Intelligence and Career
  • Being aware of emotions
  • Identifying your own emotions
  • Identifying Others emotions
  • Managing your own emotions
  • Managing others emotions
  • Using emotions to problem solve
  • Expressing emotions adaptively
  • What is easy and hard for you? (SB and RJL)
  • Characteristics which Promote Career Success
  • Cognitive complexity
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Social intelligence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Adaptability
  • Openness
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • We would add Self-Reflection (Zacarro, 2007)
  • Career Activity: the Autobiography
  • How did you become who you are?
  • What does your family and others want you to do?
  • How familiar are family/others with your career?
  • Who has been the most influential person in your life regarding career?
  • Trace the development of your likes and interests relevant to career.
  • What are your most troublesome problems related to your career interests?
  • What is your prediction regarding your career?
  • Make a Plan A and Plan B
  • Special Appraisal Skills Cognitive Abilities Problem Solving Skills Expertise/ Tacit Knowledge Personality Motives Values Proximal Attributes Distal Attributes Career Processes A Model of Leader Attributes and Leader Performance 7 Habits- Covey
  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand and Then Be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw
  • Related Search
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