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Take This Cambridge Test To Check Your Best Team Role In 10 Minutes

Take This Cambridge Test To Check Your Best Team Role In 10 Minutes

Are you considering a change of career, or are you looking for a new role within your current company? Working out what you’re best suited to can be tricky, and you might end up stuck in a job that doesn’t take advantage of your strengths.A new test from the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre[1] takes only 10 minutes to complete and will assign you one of five team roles.

Are you the Perfectionist, Pragmatist, Mediator, Innovator, or Motivator? You might be surprised by your results.

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The ‘Team Roles that Underpin Service Styles Inventory,’ or ‘TRUSS,’ is a quick and easy test that will give you greater insight into your strengths, showing you how you can work best as part of a team.You’ll answer 40 questions, rating statements like “I want every detail taken care of” and “I am not easily distracted” according to how well they apply to you. It’s important to be honest during the test to get the most accurate results. There are no right or wrong answers, and you should go with your first instinct on questions you’re unsure about.At the end of the test, you’ll be assigned a role and given a description of your key qualities. The possible roles are:

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  • Perfectionist – paying close attention to small details.
  • Pragmatist – dealing with things in a sensible, practical way.
  • Mediator – successfully managing conflicts and team relationships.
  • Innovator – solving problems and coming up with exciting new ideas.
  • Motivator – boosting motivation and managing morale.

The best team will include members from each category, so encourage your co-workers to take the test too.

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Spending 10 minutes on this test will give you greater insight into your unique strengths, helping you to choose the perfect job role.

Featured photo credit: Pixabay via pixabay.com

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Reference

[1] University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre: The TRUSS Inventory

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Last Updated on June 25, 2019

5 Books You Must Read if You Want to Be a Millionaire in Your 20’s

5 Books You Must Read if You Want to Be a Millionaire in Your 20’s

Millionaires and billionaires read more than you think. In fact, the likes of Warren Buffet are said to read 1.000 pages a day. As the old saying goes “There’s no smoke without fire”; so, start off with these 5 incredible books!

1. The 48 Laws of Power

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    “If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”

    On your journey to becoming a millionaire in your 20’s, there will be many people trying to manipulate you into doing what they want. This international bestseller by Robert Greene is the widely read by those in the entertainment industry because of its dog-eat-dog environment. This book is a must-read for anybody who wants to claim power and keep it. it’s a fun read that tells the story of some of the most powerful people in history.

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    An example of a law of power is: Always say less than necessary.

    • When trying to impress, the more you say the more common you look and less in control.
    • Be vague.
    • Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less.

    2. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

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      “Often we don’t realize that our attitude toward something has been influenced by the number of times we have been exposed to it in the past.”

      This book explains the core strategies people use to influence others using real world examples. Robert Cialdini’s book goes over human quirks like the need to be consistent, and how you can use that in your marketing strategy to make more money. “People’s ability to understand the factors that affect their behaviour is surprisingly poor,” Cialdini says, “which leads to people making poor decisions without realising why.”

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      Cialdini includes real world examples of why people join cults, buy certain jewellery, or give to charity.

      3. Blue Ocean Strategy

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        “Value innovation is the cornerstone of blue ocean strategy. We call it value innovation because instead of focusing on beating the competition, you focus on making the competition irrelevant by creating a leap in value for buyers and your company, thereby opening up new and uncontested market space. Value innovation places equal emphasis on value.”

        This book argues that leading companies don’t succeed by battling competitors in “Red Oceans”, but by creating “Blue Oceans” where they have uncontested market space to grow. It goes over case studies like “Cirque Du Soleil” who created a blue ocean by creating a circus platform that didn’t include animals or more than one act on at once but instead, decided to focus on talented performers and music who created a mystical storyline.

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        4. The Fountainhead

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          “A man’s spirit is himself. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.”

          The Fountainhead takes place in the United States, mostly in New York City, during the 1920s and 1930s. Billionaire Mark Cuban named his yacht “Fountainhead” after this book. This classic novel is about the struggles of an innovative architect named Howard Roark and his effort to achieve success on his own terms. Many entrepreneurs are inspired by this book because it depicts how you should be uncompromising when it comes to your vision and your goals. If you follow this way of life, you develop the ability to change the world and creating something unique.

          5. The Compound Effect

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            “Do you know how the casinos make so much money in Vegas? Because they track every table, every winner, every hour. Why do Olympic trainers get paid top dollar? Because they track every workout, every calorie, and every micronutrient for their athletes. All winners are trackers.”

            This book is by Darren Hardy the CEO of Success Magazine, he goes over how it’s the small, seemingly insignificant choices that compound to create success or failure over time. No one has a plan to be broke and fat but that’s what happens when you don’t have a plan and go along the path of least resistance. Hardy argues that you cannot improve something until you measure it and to always take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happens to you.

            So, those are five books you must read if you want to give it a try to become a millionaire in your 20’s. What are the best books you have ever read? Leave a comment and share these life-changing books with your friends to help them become successful like you.

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