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Monday, November 1, 2010

Nick Graber

Electrical Engineering and Equipment Co.

953- 73rd St.

Des Moines, IA 50312-1031


A Message to Nick Graber

Behavioral science has proven that the most successful people are those who know themselves, both their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge is important to them as they develop the strategies necessary to meet the demands and challenges of achieving success.

The purpose of this report is to help you to identify and make full use of your strengths, and to help you develop an awareness of any areas that could be limiting your effectiveness. The goal of this report is to help you to achieve greater success for yourself.

The report gives you a Profile of the Total Person

The information in your report can be useful in planning a self improvement program for your professional development and personal growth.

A Profile of the Total Person

Thinking Style

Learning Index (An index of expected learning, reasoning and problem solving potential.)
    o You are generally adaptive in the intellectual sense.

    o Your overall learning capacity is good; you should demonstrate an adequate understanding of the requirements of a new job.

    o Upon completing a new training program, you appear capable of picking up new concepts without direct support.

    o Overall, you can be expected to complete a new training program with at least adequate success.

Verbal Skill (A measure of verbal skill through vocabulary.)
    o You demonstrate a level of verbal skill equivalent to most people in the general population.

    o You should be capable of learning to apply basic communication principles to new, more complex problems as necessary.

    o You should be able to grasp everyday communication principles that apply to the job.

    o You are comfortable with basic written and verbal information.

Verbal Reasoning (Using words as a basis in reasoning and problem solving.)
    o You may not always express thoughts and ideas as effectively as you would like.

    o You probably prefer to take more time and strive for exactness when it comes to verbal information.

    o Analyzing complex oral or written directions may sometimes present a challenge for you.

    o On occasion, you may want more time to assimilate new information of a verbal nature.

Numerical Ability (A measure of numeric calculation ability.)
    o You should be capable of learning to apply everyday mathematical principles to new, more complex problems as necessary.

    o You should be able to grasp common mathematical principles that apply to the job.

    o You may need assistance with complex mathematics or technical calculations.

    o You should be comfortable computing basic numerical problems.

Numeric Reasoning (Using numbers as a basis in reasoning and problem solving.)
    o You grasp numerical relationships readily.

    o You complete numerical analyses with comparable success to the general population.

    o You work well with numbers and numerical concepts.

    o You demonstrate a relatively strong ability to analyze numerical information.

Behavioral Traits

Energy Level (Tendency to display endurance and capacity for a fast pace.)
    o You express a low energy level; your work style is compatible with a more relaxed, sedentary-level of work.

    o You prefer not to be pressured by critical deadlines. You may prefer time to think things through, to check things out.

    o You may benefit from clearly defined priorities and deadlines as well as some external pacing.

    o You are not inclined to project a high sense of urgency. You might appreciate input from others when beginning a new project.

Assertiveness (Tendency to take charge of people and situations. Leads more than follows.)
    o You tend to wait before making decisions, enforcing company policies and acting with authority. You may defer unpopular decisions when necessary.

    o You tend to be a quiet, personal producer who works hard for a leader and a cause.

    o You express a low need to steer the course of what is happening or the direction of events.

    o You prefer to take action after having the time and opportunity to process information pertaining to the situation. You likely prefer to wait for specific instructions before taking action.

Sociability (Tendency to be outgoing, people-oriented and participate with others.)
    o You prefer a reserved, impersonal and business-like approach to doing business.

    o You prefer independent work, rather than involving a team in the discussion about how things will be done.

    o You express a limited concern for assignments that require a high degree of people contact and the opportunity to socialize with others.

    o You express a low interest in the opportunity to socialize with people, to establish a network of contacts.

Manageability (Tendency to follow policies, accept external controls and supervision and work within the rules.)
    o You typically are willing to accept guidance and suggestions from others.

    o You demonstrate a willingness to conform to company policies without feeling any loss of personal freedom.

    o You are friendly, accommodating and should be fairly easy to work with.

    o You have a moderately positive attitude concerning organizational constraints and restrictions.

Attitude (Tendency to have a positive attitude regarding people and outcomes.)
    o You have a highly positive attitude concerning risk, change and unexpected challenges.

    o Your attitude is highly compatible with confronting interpersonal problems and frustrations.

    o You express a positive attitude regarding supervision and external controls.

    o You demonstrate a highly positive attitude regarding changes in policies and procedures.

Decisiveness (Uses available information to make decisions quickly.)
    o You demonstrate a tendency to pursue problems slowly, taking little risk.

    o You may prefer to think-out and analyze decisions, to hesitate making decisive solutions.

    o You may take longer to make decisions, which arise from day to day.

    o You prefer to make conservative, carefully considered decisions when confronted with a problem.

Accommodating (Tendency to be friendly, cooperative, agreeable. To be a team person.)
    o You share a high commitment to reducing conflict and establishing cooperation. You are comfortable working as part of a team and with sharing ideas and information.

    o You are highly motivated by an informal, positive and relaxed work environment.

    o You may tend to minimize serious problems and negative information. You are quick to seek solutions that are acceptable to everyone.

    o You are quick to accommodate others and to avoid interpersonal conflict.

Independence (Tendency to be self-reliant, self-directed, to take independent action and make own decisions.)
    o You are comfortable with the normal restraints of organizational life.

    o You generally prefer to follow established procedures.

    o You are usually satisfied with the status quo and are comfortable working within the system.

    o You are willing to function in a coordinated, interrelated way, wanting to participate in group decision-making.

Objective Judgment (The ability to think clearly and be objective in decision-making.)
    o Your judgment is compatible with routine problems and decisions.

    o Your conclusions have a tendency to be inconsistent under pressure.

    o Your decisions might not consistently indicate objective judgment and logical deduction.

    o Your judgment is best utilized in concrete situations and with tangible data.

Occupational Interests

Your results are strongly focused in the Technical, Mechanical and People Service themes on the ProfileXT. This is the pattern of an individual who is most at home in an information or data-oriented environment. You are drawn toward technical and industrial work: anything that has to do with technical ideas, product or resource production, public service to some extent or methodology applied to data and information. People Service orientation indicates that you like to work with people in terms of service/consultation or individual development. Together, these interests signify motivation for utilizing technical information in an applied fashion for the betterment of others.