Yes Man or Chief – What’s Your Career Profile? Mar 6, 2015 In her new book, Strategize to Win, Carla identifies five career profiles that fare differently in a variety of workplace climates. Take this quiz to discover your career profile and how to work it in the workplace. How do you work with people of differing viewpoints? I usually debate my colleagues who have a different point of view. I get along with everyone I work with regardless of opinion. I believe it’s healthy and good for an organization to challenge opposing views. I generally try to reconcile differences for the good of the team.Are you able to deal with setbacks in a constructive manner? I tend to seek help. I usually question any delays or impediments to a project. Yes, I work to solve and muscle through our company’s challenges at all costs. I thrive in an environment where I am constantly being challenged.In tough times when organizations make fewer economic, technological, or human investments, which scenario best describes you? I buckle down and execute ideas given to me by my team and boss. I usually play devil’s advocate and challenge ideas that are presented. I am not afraid to make tough decisions, voice my opinion, or be aggressive in pursuing new opportunities.Which of the following describes the manner in which you organize? Time is a limited resource and I use it strategically. I emulate the organizational style of my peers or boss because that’s what they recommend I do. I use time as an unlimited resource and work however many hours it takes to complete a project.Your boss is calling for a risky change in direction. What do you do? Get on board. This is an “all hands on deck” situation. Everything in my power to reduce the risk. Yes, always challenge the status quo. Change is a good thing. Figure out how to use your team to get a leg up on the competition.It’s 6pm and you’re ready to shut down your computer for the evening. But your boss asks you to revise a presentation you delivered 7 days ago that is needed by noon tomorrow. Your response is: Sure, I’ll get you what you need by tomorrow morning. I’ll work on this now because it’s important. (But you address the situation soon after.) Yes, I’ll make edits right away. I gave this to you 7 days ago -- why are you giving this to me now?Are you willing to take personal risks in your career? Sometimes, but I am most comfortable executing on others’ vision rather than creating and delivering on my own. Yes, no doubt. I thrive on taking the lead. I generally prefer to handle tasks that are directed by someone else. Name Email Time is Up!