I WOULD LIKE YOU TO READ A BRIEF DESCRIPTION FROM BOB ANNICK'S "WINNING CIRCLE" ANALYSIS OF MY TRAITS AND TENDENCIES:
MICHAEL'S STYLE IS IDENTIFIED BY THE KEY WORD "CONTEMPLATOR" QUOTING FROM THE ANALYSIS:
“MICHAEL IS DETAIL ORIENTATED AND HAS HIGH STANDARDS. CONTEMPLATORS ARE ANALYTICAL AND LOGICALLY PEOPLE. THEY ARE DRIVEN TO DO THE BEST, AND THEY THINK THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. CONTEMPLATORS TEND TO BE COMPETITIVE AND WANT TO HAVE THE BEST QUALITY JOB DONE. MICHAEL IS SENSITIVE TO PEOPLE, BUT THE LOGICAL, TASK ORIENTATED SIDE CAN TAKE OVER QUITE EASILY. MICHAEL LOVES BEING APPRECIATED FOR THE QUALITY WORK PRODUCED. CONTEMPLATORS ARE ABLE TO MOVE TASKSAHEAD AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. MICHAEL IS VERY CENTERED ON THE TASK AT HAND, AND IS STEADY AND DEPENDABLE.
MICHAEL LIKES WORKING IN SMALL, RATHER THAN LARGE GROUPS. A CONTEMPLATOR IS GOOD AT WORKING THROUGH PROBLEM SITUATIONS AND WILL AGGRESSIVELY AND CAREFULLY WORK WITH PEOPLE TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS. THEY TAKE THEIR TIME AND DON'T JUMP INTO SITUATIONS WHERE THEY OPEN UP TO PEOPLE. THEY MAY BE CAREFUL AND ANALYTICAL IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, THOUGHT PROCESSES AND WORK SITUATIONS. CONTEMPLATORS TAKE TIME IN MAKING DECISIONS AND WANT FACTS AND FIGURES TO STUDY BEFORE COMING TO A DECISION. ACCURACY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THEM. CONTEMPLATORS MAY TAKE OFFENCE TO CRITICISM OF THEIR WORK BECAUSE PRECISION IS THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVE.
BECAUSE OF AGGRESSION; CONTEMPLATORS ARE ABLE TO DRIVE PROJECTS, HOWEVER THEY WILL NOT ALLOW QUALITY TO BE COMPROMISED. WHEN THEY ARE INVOLVED IN A SITUATION, THEY WANT IT DONE CORRECTLY. MICHAEL IS SENSITIVE TO OTHERS AND STRIVES TO DO THE BEST FOR THEM. CONTEMPLATORS CARE ABOUT OTHERS, BUT MAY SEEM UNEMOTIONAL.
A VERY CREATIVE PERSON, MICHAEL IS OFTEN WILLING TO SEEK OUT NEW SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS, IS SELF MOTIVATED AND OFTEN WORKS AT A FAST PACE TO ACCOMPLISH GOALS. MICHAEL LIKES NEW CHALLENGES AND IS USUALLY ABLE TO MAKE DECISIONS EASILY, EVEN UNDER PRESSURE.
MICHAEL PREFERS A RATIONAL AND MODERATE APPROACH WHEN FIRST ENTERING NEW SITUATIONS AND TRIES TO AVOID EXTREMES. MICHAEL LIKES THE COMPANY OF OTHERS, BUT IS EQUALLY COMFORTABLE SPENDING A QUIET EVENING ALONE. A REALIST WHO WILL ALWAYS WEIGHS THE OPTIONS BEFORE MAKING A DECISION TO MOVE AHEAD. MICHAEL THINKS THROUGH ALTERNATIVES AND CHOICES CAREFULLY.
A LOYAL FRIEND, MICHAEL IS PATIENT AND CARING WHEN ATTENDING TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS. THIS IS USUALLY AN EVEN-PACED INDIVIDUAL WHO THRIVES IN A PEACEFUL, HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT. MICHAEL TENDS TO BE QUITE PREDICTABLE, STICKING WITH PROVEN, RELIABLE METHODS OF DEALING WITH SITUATIONS RATHER THAN TAKING CHANCES WITH A NEW, UNPROVEN TOUCH.
SYSTEMATIC AND DETAILED, MICHAEL FOCUSES ON PROCESSES. OTHERS SEE THIS INDIVIDUAL AS PRACTICAL AND LOGICAL. MICHAEL TENDS TO BE SENSITIVE TO CRITICISM, BUT PREFERS TO INTERNALIZE EMOTIONS RATHER THAN EXPOSE THEM. MICHAEL LIKES TO CLARIFY EXPECTATIONS BEFORE UNDERTAKING NEW PROJECTS BECAUSE OF THE HARD WORK HE WILL DO TO MEET THOSE STANDARDS.”
QUALITIES THAT CONTEMPLATORS POSSES ARE AS FOLLOWS: WHAT THAT MEANS AS A GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTOR:
"Working with Michael & his crew was a pleasure. We were kept updated and given ample time to make decisions during the remodel. Our expectations were happily fulfilled. The attention to details and timely advice really showed.
We could not be happier with our home. We will certainly recommend Michael & his crew to any of our friends."
Mary & Tom M.
San Rafael, CA.
"We could not have anticipated the process would be so coordinated. Michael was very helpful working with us thru our design options. Michael’s experience really showed as he explained various stages of the job. His crew and sub contractors were very curious and helpful. Under Michael’s supervision progress was steady and attention to details was first rate.
We have no reservations recommending County Construction of Marin to our friends."
George and Maria F.
Corte Madera, CA.