77. Working Genius for Students

77. Working Genius for Students

Update: 2024-05-30
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This episode of the Working Genius Podcast is dedicated to helping students understand the six types of Working Genius: Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanizing, Enablement, and Tenacity. The hosts explain that each person has two geniuses, two competencies, and two frustrations. They discuss the characteristics of each genius, what each type craves, and what crushes them. The hosts emphasize that having a particular genius is not a character defect, but rather a unique way of contributing to the world. They encourage students to take the Working Genius assessment, which takes only 10 minutes, and share their results with their parents, teachers, coaches, and friends. By understanding their own geniuses and those of others, students can improve their relationships, reduce stress, and achieve greater success in school and life. The hosts also highlight the importance of teamwork and how each genius plays a vital role in achieving common goals.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the Working Genius Podcast and its focus on the six types of Working Genius, particularly for students. The hosts introduce themselves and the topic of the episode, which is to discuss Working Genius in a way that is relatable and understandable for young people.

00:00:25
Working Genius for Students

This Chapter delves into the concept of Working Genius for students, explaining its relevance to their academic and personal lives. The hosts discuss the age range for the assessment (14-20) and the origins of the student-focused approach, stemming from the desire to help teenagers and college students understand themselves better.

00:04:55
The Six Types of Working Genius

This Chapter provides a detailed explanation of the six types of Working Genius: Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanizing, Enablement, and Tenacity. The hosts describe the characteristics of each genius, what each type craves, and what crushes them. They emphasize that having a particular genius is not a character defect, but rather a unique way of contributing to the world.

00:32:11
Taking Action and Sharing Your Results

This Chapter encourages students to take the Working Genius assessment and share their results with important people in their lives. The hosts explain that understanding each other's geniuses can improve relationships, reduce stress, and lead to greater success. They provide examples of how sharing Working Genius profiles can change the way people perceive and interact with each other.

00:37:27
Internal Dialogue and Self-Acceptance

This Chapter emphasizes the importance of internal dialogue and self-acceptance. The hosts encourage students to embrace their unique geniuses and not feel guilty or anxious about their limitations. They reiterate that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and that life is a team sport where everyone can contribute in their own way.

00:38:53
Conclusion

This Chapter concludes the episode by summarizing the key takeaways and encouraging students to take the Working Genius assessment and share their results. The hosts express their hope that this episode will help students understand themselves better and improve their relationships with others.

Keywords

Working Genius
Working Genius is a model that identifies six God-given talents that are essential for getting things done. These talents are called "geniuses" because they represent areas where individuals naturally excel and find joy and energy. The six types of Working Genius are Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanizing, Enablement, and Tenacity.

Wonder
The genius of Wonder is characterized by a deep curiosity and a desire to explore new possibilities. Wonderers are often the ones who ask "why?" and "how can we do this better?" They crave consideration for their ideas and are crushed when their thoughts are dismissed or ignored.

Invention
The genius of Invention is characterized by a love of creating new ideas and solutions. Inventors thrive on freedom and are crushed by limitations. They are often the ones who come up with innovative approaches to problems and enjoy the challenge of starting from scratch.

Discernment
The genius of Discernment is characterized by strong intuition and good judgment. Discerners have a knack for seeing patterns and making sound decisions. They crave trust and are crushed when their judgment is questioned or doubted.

Galvanizing
The genius of Galvanizing is characterized by a passion for inspiring and motivating others. Galvanizers are natural leaders who love to rally the troops and get people moving. They crave confirmation and reaction and are crushed by apathy or disinterest.

Enablement
The genius of Enablement is characterized by a desire to help others and make things happen. Enablers are team players who love to come alongside and support others. They crave appreciation for their efforts and are crushed when their contributions are overlooked or taken for granted.

Tenacity
The genius of Tenacity is characterized by a strong work ethic and a commitment to finishing tasks. Tenacious individuals love to push things across the finish line and meet their goals. They crave clarity and are crushed by ambiguity.

Q&A

  • What are the six types of Working Genius?

    The six types of Working Genius are Wonder, Invention, Discernment, Galvanizing, Enablement, and Tenacity.

  • What is the genius of Wonder?

    The genius of Wonder is characterized by a deep curiosity and a desire to explore new possibilities. Wonderers are often the ones who ask "why?" and "how can we do this better?" They crave consideration for their ideas and are crushed when their thoughts are dismissed or ignored.

  • What is the genius of Invention?

    The genius of Invention is characterized by a love of creating new ideas and solutions. Inventors thrive on freedom and are crushed by limitations. They are often the ones who come up with innovative approaches to problems and enjoy the challenge of starting from scratch.

  • What is the genius of Discernment?

    The genius of Discernment is characterized by strong intuition and good judgment. Discerners have a knack for seeing patterns and making sound decisions. They crave trust and are crushed when their judgment is questioned or doubted.

  • What is the genius of Galvanizing?

    The genius of Galvanizing is characterized by a passion for inspiring and motivating others. Galvanizers are natural leaders who love to rally the troops and get people moving. They crave confirmation and reaction and are crushed by apathy or disinterest.

  • What is the genius of Enablement?

    The genius of Enablement is characterized by a desire to help others and make things happen. Enablers are team players who love to come alongside and support others. They crave appreciation for their efforts and are crushed when their contributions are overlooked or taken for granted.

  • What is the genius of Tenacity?

    The genius of Tenacity is characterized by a strong work ethic and a commitment to finishing tasks. Tenacious individuals love to push things across the finish line and meet their goals. They crave clarity and are crushed by ambiguity.

  • Why is it important for students to understand their Working Genius?

    Understanding your Working Genius can help students understand themselves better, improve their relationships, reduce stress, and achieve greater success in school and life. It can also help them identify their strengths and weaknesses and find ways to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

  • What should students do after taking the Working Genius assessment?

    After taking the assessment, students should share their results with their parents, teachers, coaches, and friends. This can help them build stronger relationships and create a more supportive environment for their growth and development.

  • What is the takeaway from this episode of the Working Genius Podcast?

    The takeaway is that everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and that life is a team sport where everyone can contribute in their own way. By understanding our own geniuses and those of others, we can create more fulfilling and successful lives.

Show Notes

Young people and students are no strangers to feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood, and anxious.  This week, Pat and the team speak directly to students, parents, teachers and administrators about how the Working Genius model - and the new version of the assessment - can be utilized to set up students for success.  

 

Working Genius for Students Assessment: https://www.workinggenius.com/students

 

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77. Working Genius for Students

77. Working Genius for Students

Patrick Lencioni