T-shape Person Model

27 Jun


 

Recently a client introduced me to the T-shape person model.  It’s certainly worthy of reflection when considering personal and professional development.

T-shaped people have two kinds of characteristics, depth and breadth.

The vertical stroke of the “T” represents the depth of their professional competence.  See the 10,000 hour rule.

The horizontal stroke of the “T” is their ability to work with others in a wide variety of situations.  The focus here is on empathy and enthusiasm.  I would substitute emotional intelligence, a bit more sophisticated and research based view of the same elements, thus more teachable and learnable.

 

 

 

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One Response to “T-shape Person Model”

  1. Jeanette Pilak June 27, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    I appreciate this lesson John. Also, through your blog I am introduced to great resources that allow me to open myself to a wide range of expertise and just darn interesting resources. Mucho Gracias!

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