Recently we were asked to help a vice president, who was new to a role, to identify how to find a second-in-command who (a) had the iWAM patterns that were an asset to success in the role and (b) would serve as a complement to the vice president.

In this case, the VP wanted to increase the strength of the leadership team by finding someone who balanced his iWAM patterns.

We created a chart that had two sets of information. One column listed the VP's iWAM patterns based on the most recent test. The adjoining column had the patterns that one might expect to find in someone who met the two criteria above. The role portion of the iWAM pattern analysis was based on a thorough analysis of the position description and some awareness of what is required and desired in the role by the organization's leadership.

The chart provides a visual and written "talking point(s)" for looking at the role and deciding (a) what motivational and attitudinal patterns really matter and (b) the score range for a high potential candidate for the position.

To view the chart (made anonymous), click here.

This is another example of the versatility of the iWAM in terms of the range of applications for which it can be used.

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