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M. Allen's Core Value Index Summary

I recently had the pleasure of working through an executive recruiter who had me take the CVI (Core Value Index) assessment. In an effort to assist clients and prospects discover more about strengths and more about what makes me tick, sharing a summary within this blog post.

CVI Scores for Matt Slonaker – Taken in February 2023

For the full report on my assessment, please feel free to request a copy and I will forward to you. CVI creates an accurate picture of each person’s core values. The CVI value sets describe how each person aligns with the corresponding core values.

CVI found that I am a builder/merchant – Primary value set is Builder, and my primary core value is Power. Power is the personal energy used to make a difference and create a positive result.

My secondary value set is Merchant, and my secondary core value is Love. Love is the nurturing of core values in oneself and in others.

Intuitive 42 (Builder 22 and Merchant 20) Cognitive 30 (Innovator 19 and Banker 11) Creative 39 Practical 33 My builder values are balanced by my merchant secondary value set. My actions are routinely, almost equally, guided by these two value sets. In times of distress, I will usually rely on the conflict strategies of my dominant value set. In less critical conflicts I may use either strategy given the situation.

My unique dominant builder value set causes me to rely upon the following strategies for success and fulfillment.

My cornerstone core value is Power, the application of pure energy for GOOD. This primary driver is supported by a strong faith in my own ability to know what to do, my faith that my actions are for the GOOD, and my faith that once I create change, I know what to do next. Accomplishing tasks now is a primary drive for me. I am practical and willing to face the truth. I pride myself in knowing what to do. I am driven to get things done. I act as soon as I know what to do. People around me know that I am generally on task. It is important for me to be self-sufficient, without boundaries.

I am strongly self-motivated. I like to work with things that are real and tangible. I value straight talk and frank discussion. Things go best for me when I have responsibility for results. Starting new projects and ventures makes me happy. I like to set things in motion. If I can, I deal with things one at a time.

I want the things I do to make a tangible difference. I like to put things and people to work. Knowing the cost and the gain for all actions is important to me. I like to work, and I admire others who work. I am not afraid to bring things to an end; When I’m done, I’m done. I generally feel that I have enough resources, energy, and drive to achieve my goals. There are few situations in which I feel inadequate.

I use my power, physical and personal, to get what I want. My unique secondary merchant value set supports my dominant builder value set. My cornerstone core value is Love. Building and sustaining relationships is central to my life’s strategy. I am constantly working to know and understand the truth about myself and others.

I have natural enthusiasm and like to be in situations that are fully engaging and energized. I want to receive good rewards and appreciation for time and energy spent. No potential plan, ideal or possibility gets by me. A core strategy for me is to work effectively with others. I like to work, and others enjoy working with me (reference the OOMC 360 leadership study). Share my knowledge and information with others (hence my social and blog, briefs, etc.) I enjoy it and others appreciate it. I am good at getting others to work for and with me (key in this C-level role).

Making presentations puts zest in my life. I like a new charge in my life, and I like to be the charge in the lives of others. I like to trust people and to share myself with them freely. Charm and enthusiasm are part of my arsenal for success. I thrive on new opportunities, especially if I am participating in creating the change process. Motivating others with my visions and ideas is very satisfying. Talking with others is my way to learn and to teach. Something new and inspiring everyday is the spice of my life. I seldom feel defeated; I see good potential in most situations. I like to energize and motivate others to work with me. I have the ability to help people feel hopeful and courageous. My commitment to others and to my own life is an encouragement to others. It is important for me to see people and things as they really are. My third level innovator value set gives me the ability to respond appropriately to a broad spectrum of situations.

My cornerstone core value is WISDOM. Understanding and compassion are central to my life strategy.

My innovator values are strong enough to bring balance into my life. Learning to shift my strategy to this value set in time of high opportunity or during conflicts will contribute significantly to my success.

Strategic thinking is my forte. I see and understand the relative worth of people and things. People see my ingenuity and resourcefulness. I pride myself in seeing and understanding people and situations. Development of effective responses to situations is one of my primary contributions. If different things can be brought together from different resources, I will do it. I strive to cause people and things to function well together. I never ever quit. People look to me for the creation and improvement of workflow and procedures. I have wit and creativity in my thinking. It is important for me to watch, look and listen before I act. Finding the best solution is one of my primary contributions. Rapid and clever exchange of ideas is a personal joy and a method for me. I am able to see the ways things are, and I know what to do about it. Others look to me for my quick and responsive mind. I am seen as a valuable resource for leading people toward the right ideas and the right direction. I like to lead through presentation of intelligent alternatives. I use everything that is available to meet requirements. Understanding others and working with them is a key asset of mine. My fourth level of banker value set gives me the opportunity to live a balanced and successful life.

I do not rely significantly on banker values to create success. A ten percent increase in my focus on my personal values in this quadrant may dramatically increase my performance. I do what I say I will do. The reliability of my words and actions is critical to my sense of self-respect. People and situations should measure up to commitments. When things get messy, I may get testy. I surround myself with facts, figures and data. Once started, I don’t give up easily. Having all of the information is important to me, even the small things. Social structure and appropriate mannerisms are good for the soul. I like to understand the details of situations and issues. I am a constant force in my world. I like to be the one who knows; being right and being able to prove it is important to me.

Builder – My Dominant Value Set If you want something to get done in a business, make sure you give it to a BUILDER. Builders are the “doers” of the world; a significant percentage of entrepreneurs and business leaders are Builders and without them, little would get accomplished. As a BUILDER, I am successful because I get things done. I know how to take action and get results. I take personal responsibility. I don’t usually make excuses, and I am generally impatient with those that do. I make decisions on the fly and like it that way.

It is obvious why BUILDERS make good business leaders. Bankers, Merchants and Innovators who have strong secondary Builder characteristics also succeed very well.

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