Working Genius Assessment now at Shandel Group


We are so excited to add The WORKING GENIUS productivity assessment to our Leadership Toolkit. We are serious about adding Certifications to our knowledge base and this summer, the Table Group certified us to debrief your individual WG report, create a team map to pinpoint areas where your team may lack Working Genius. Furthermore, our certification allows us to offer a small discount to anyone who purchases this report from Shandel Group.

Our quick story: Shandel got certified on a Friday and over the weekend was already having huge A-HA’s on not only her working relationship with all of the Shandel Group team members but her home/work life as well. Scott has the Working Genius of Wonder, which is one of Shandel’s Working Frustrations. By Sunday night, the joy and alignment they found by talking this out was nothing short of amazing. By Monday morning, the team was putting the “WONDER boy” to work in his Genius and Shandel was finding joy in getting rid of all the “W and T” work she could muster. You will learn all about this lingo when you take this assessment. It is less than $25, takes way less than 10 minutes, and can be debriefed in just one individual or team coaching session with an immediate return on investment.

If you are a client of Shandel Group you will find us adding this to nearly everything we do. Meeting effectiveness, talent selection, employee performance reviews, delegation training, morale, and conflict resolution are just a few areas where Working Genius will assist you in getting your results. Patrick Lencioni claims this is an 80% productivity assessment with 20% personality.  In fact, here is an article he wrote that explains the Working Genius in his words.

What is Your Working Genius?

Article by Patrick Lencioni and The Table Group

When it comes to work, we all have gifts. Natural, God-given talents that give us energy and allow us to contribute to the success of organizations and teams. We are meant to use those gifts, and it is frustrating, sometimes tragic, when we can't. Of course, if we don't know our gifts, we can't be sure that we are using them.

Now, in addition to our gifts, we all have limitations—natural areas of deficiency that drain us of our energy and frustrate our ability to contribute to work. Though we can’t always avoid those areas, we are meant to minimize the time we have to spend on those tasks, though again, if we don’t know what those deficiencies are, we can’t minimize them.

The Six Types of Working Genius is a model and an assessment tool that allows anyone—CEOs, teachers, factory supervisors, college students—to identify their gifts and limitations so they can maximize their satisfaction and success in any kind of work they do. In thirty minutes, someone can radically alter their day-to-day job fulfillment or even their career direction. What a difference that can make in a person’s life.

As it turns out, those six types of genius—Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanizing, Enablement and Tenacity—make up the six required activities for any work endeavor. Whether you’re engaged in running a company, a department, a project, or even a family, all six are necessary ingredients for success. And no one person can embody them all, which is why teamwork is so important.

And among those six types, everyone has two that we call areas of genius, where we get our joy and energy and have natural ability. We have two that we call areas of frustration, where we get drained of joy and energy and have little natural ability. And then there are two in the middle, areas where we might have some ability, but is not a source of energy and satisfaction.

Imagine if every company, every organization, every team knew the areas of genius, competency and frustration of their people and organized them for success. And imagine if every parent knew those areas of genius for their spouse and children. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there would be more joy and less misery in society. But that has to happen one person at a time. And that person might as well be you. What are your areas of genius?

Shandel Group is honored to partner with The Table Group to offer this to you at a 10% discount. Let this exercise give you language to increase your level of joy at work and increase team effectiveness across your organization. Contact us today and let’s get started.

We look forward to serving you with this incredible new tool!

Your Coach,


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