App Review: LEVO Thinking Talents

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At some point in your career, we’re sure you’ve been asked the questions, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”. Unless you’re an interviewing pro, answering that question can be pretty tricky!

This past month, we discovered the LEVO Thinking Talents app: an app designed to discover your unique set of talents. Whether you’re curious to know your strengths in the workplace, on a team, or in a social setting, Thinking Talents will help you discover them and will provide tips on how to take advantage of them!

At Bloguettes, we used the app to get a better feel of our strengths as a team. It also helped us to see that where one person was often lacking, another was strong — so it might be best for them to pair together on projects to work the most efficiently and effectively. Essentially, the app categorizes talents into five sections: analytical, innovative, procedural, relational, and all. Take a look at some of our talents and how we plan to utilize them in the office!

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Avi – Office Manager

1. How did you feel about the actual procedure/ set up of taking the quiz?
To be really honest, at first I was very confused as to how it worked. After I figured it out, it was easy. I love quizzes, so it was fun to do it! I think it took me more time to read over my answers than to take the whole quiz.

2. What did you learn about yourself?
Most of my talents were in the relational quadrant. It’s funny how these talents: believing, storytelling, connection and particularize are so me. I tend to care how others feel, help and network with them. I hope to explore that side of me a little more now!

3. What are some challenges you need to work on?
One of my stronger talent is “Thinking Alone.” I’m a shy and observant person. I can’t make quick decisions. I need time to think through the pros and cons of everything. The app helped me learn how to work on that and that partnering up with “Big Thinkers” to improve my shyness will help me turn my ideas to actions.

4. How can you apply what you learned from the app towards Bloguettes?
It made me realize that I need to stop being a loner and ask for help! I’m always trying to figure things out by myself. Here at Bloguettes, everyone is so talented and willing to help. As the office manager, I’m doing a lot of things by myself or caring about everyone’s needs instead of mine. I need to find a balance between caring too much about others asking for help and speaking up about my own ideas.

Becca – Editorial Assistant

1. How did you feel about the actual procedure/ set up of taking the quiz?
I thought it was really confusing at first! Some of the questions were double-barreled, and I felt limited when I could only choose “always,” “sometimes,” or “never” as my responses to the questions.

2. What did you learn about yourself?
That I’m a very procedural person. I guess I knew this from the start, but it helped me to realize that I need to capitalize on it to help me in the workplace!

3. What are some challenges you need to work on?
I need to learn to be more innovative. I think that I’m so focused on the “now” that I forget to be forward-thinking. I need to be more confident in pitching new ideas!

4. How can you apply what you learned to what you do for Bloguettes?
As a blogger, I think it’s really important to stay organized, but also to be able to come up new and creative ideas. I need to learn to utilize my procedural strengths to help the blog stay focused, but I also need to try and branch out and look for new ideas.

Lorena – Co-Founder

1. How did you feel about the actual procedure/ set up of taking the quiz?
I thought it was super easy to set up and take the quiz! It didn’t take me more than 15 minutes to go through the whole process.

2. What did you learn about yourself?
Even though we all tend to know what our strengths and weaknesses are, the app helped me put them into concrete words that I can use in conversation. It usually takes me 10 minutes to try & explain my strengths, but now I can do that more easily. I learned that I am not as analytical as I thought and that I am a more relationship-driven person, which makes a lot of sense since I love working with everyone here at Bloguettes!

3. What are some challenges you need to work on?
Personally, I think I need to work more on my analytical side. Even though I am a “facts” person and I love looking at analytics, I need to spend more time turning facts into actions. Also, I love innovation and new ideas and I need to not let these new thoughts and ideas distract me from the things that I need to focus on in the present.

4. How can you apply what you learned from the app towards Bloguettes?
I think the first step to improve at anything is being aware, so by taking the time to take the test I was able to learn a little more about myself and identify the areas that I need to work on. The main application for the test will come when I capitalize on my strengths to be a better leader and make Bloguettes bigger and better.

Rudé – Events Director

1. How did you feel about the actual procedure/ set up of taking the quiz?
I think taking the quiz was pretty quick and easy! It didn’t take me more than 10 minutes to set signed into the app and take the quiz. I liked the way they described each “talent” so you could better understand exactly what it means and how that might apply to you in your work/personal life.

2. What did you learn about yourself?
I don’t think I learned anything new about myself, I think the results were just very true. I got mostly “procedural” results, and after reading all the descriptions I thought it was pretty spot on. I really liked how for each talent it gave things that you are good at as well at things you could work on and how. I thought this was very applicable.

3. What are some challenges you need to work on?
Not coming across as impatient or intimidating when I want to “get to action.” Once I get in the zone I can be very intense and to the point. Making sure I communicate properly and effectively before just sending people off to do what I want done is a challenge, so working on going a little bit slower and not being in a rush to “get to action” is something I’ll be working on. Also to be more patient when communicating and teaching to give the opportunity to learn more, both for me and whomever I’m working with.

4. How can you apply what you learned from the app towards Bloguettes?
I think that we get so busy sometimes we forget the integral things about ourselves. Doing quizzes like this just kind of re-focuses you and helps remind you of what kind of person you are, and that other people aren’t exactly like you. I think being aware of your strengths and weakness at all times results in working better with others.

Download the app and share your strengths with us in the comments below!