by Deanna Poitras
I push, I pull, I dig and I do. I achieve, I change, and I take charge. I can make a diﬀerence and get others to achieve their potential too. I have a solid character and a soft heart. I am a leader and I am not afraid to stand out in front and take risks. I aim to achieve and aim to please.– Deanna Poitras
The significance strength is all about conﬁdence and pride. Those with significance demonstrates professionalism, success, and credibility, as well as, hard work, passion, and independence. THAT’S ME!
I fulﬁll commitments. I maintain high expectations of others and myself. I take risks. I allow myself to feel proud of my strengths and accomplishments while accepting any challenges and defeats that come my way.
I seek out ways to steadily improve, be it, as a leader of an organisation or as a person.
I push to complete tasks that will eventually act as a model for others. I allow others to see that to be signiﬁcant also means allowing others to see that in reaching for further achievements also means learning from potential mistakes. Being an achiever does not equal being infallible. It means not being afraid to step back and learn from my mistakes.
This strength allows me to “stick to my guns” or follow through with what I believe and my passion; I am a product of French Immersion, working in French Immersion and being challenged every day living and working in an Anglophone community. It doesn’t get more challenging than that. When decisions are made, based on research and experience, and changes are required from the decisions made, there is always resistance. This strength keeps me from becoming drawn in by resistance. It allows me to take the time to sit back and see how I might be able to carry on the French traditions and build capacity within our French community.
My strength of signiﬁcance will ensure that those I am called to help and support will get help and support. I will see that through.
This strength does not always allow me to be fully appreciative of eﬀorts that don’t “measure up” and I may push others too hard and lack in compassion. My strength can be intimidating and also let others feel that I would prefer to work or achieve alone…..NOT THE CASE….. I believe in my abilities and I am not afraid to share.
People with this strength are who you want on your team! They make a diﬀerence! I believe that my contributions to our TEAM have been helpful and appreciated and that is what I want.