46: What's Your Pivot Profile? Unpacking Pivotability with Dr. Tom Guarriello

What's your Pivot personality type? Learn more in this week's show, and take the Pivotability Self-assessment at http://www.PivotMethod.com/profile.

What do the most agile pivoters have in common? That's what I unpack in this week's episode with Professor Tom Guariello, founder of RoboPsych and my co-pilot in creating the Pivotability Index self-assessment

Researches often cite the "Big Five" personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (often listed under the acronyms OCEAN or CANOE). But in today's environment, we must all develop ourselves on a sixth dimension: pivotability, or the capacity to weather change, particularly when it comes to our careers. 

More About Tom Guarriello

Tom Guarriello has a Ph.D. in psychology and has spent most of his career helping individuals and organizations to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. Fifteen years ago, he co-founded a consulting firm called TrueTalk, Inc., with Peggy Kelston. In 2009, he was invited to become a Founding Faculty member in the Master’s in Branding program at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. Over the past few years, he became increasingly fascinated with the ways in which modern technologies, especially robots, were changing the psychological landscape, which inspired him to create the RoboPsych podcast and newsletter.

Topics We Cover

  • How pivotable are you?

  • Big 5 personality traits and how they relate to pivotability

  • The distinction between mindset/approach and method

  • How to know what skills to invest in based on future trends

  • Is there a PivotIQ killer app?

Podcast: What's Your Pivot Profile?

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