Professional Strengths Survey
Tyler Mose, CEO of Indirap Productions shares the strengths that make him most successful.
Name: Tyler Mose
Company: Indirap Productions (http://www.indirapproductions.com/)
Role: Chief Executive Officer
Years in Business: 6
Industry: Advertising / Marketing
What are your TOP 5 themes as identified by the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment?
- Learner: People who have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve.
- Achiever: People who have a great deal of stamina and work hard.
- Responsible: People who take psychological ownership of what they say they will do.
- Self-Assurance: People who feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives.
- Focus: People who can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track.
Which of these strengths do you believe has contributed the most to your professional success? Why?
I’m torn on this as I want to say learner, but I want to say focus at the same time. I don’t think you can learn without focus and I don’t think you can focus without learning how to focus. Both strengths intersect and help achieve other outcomes. It’s very hard to follow through without focus, but you have to LEARN how to focus at the same time to get tasks done and move yourself forward.
How long have you had this strength? When was the first time you recognized / acknowledge it?
I learned at a very young age that focusing on one task and working hard to achieve that is very rewarding and you achieve self-fulfillment. I was in sixth grade when I learned that if I wanted to be a good basketball player that I needed to develop the rest of my game around other areas outside of just a solid jump shot. I was sitting on the bench as a B team sub and wanted to get out there and show my teammates and coaches that I could play. Everyday for the remainder of the off-season I worked on my game and my conditioning. By my 7th grade season I was a reserve on the A team. I followed my approach again going into 8th grade and focused on speeding up the pace of my practice. This led to me becoming a starter on the 8th grade A Team. My basketball career has come and gone, but the lesson I learned from working hard on my own and pushing myself have paid off massively in other areas of my life!
What do you do to develop / maximize your strengths?
- I read a book to two a week that is relevant to my career path and goals that educates me on my strengths and introduces me to new thought.
- I keep a paper schedule with all tasks, meetings and things I need to get done.
- I execute on all tasks and hold myself accountable.
- I do a MASSIVE amount of cardio training (basketball, swimming, running, sprinting: 7+ times a week) along with yoga 4 to 5 times a week. Yoga is medicine for the body and my body is quite beat up from college athletics – I’m aware that I need this! Cardiovascular exercise allows you to breathe more oxygen into your body and gives you more energy which helps with your mental and physical focus. Your body fuels your mind and your mind fuels your body.
Who is the best leader / manager you’ve ever had? Why? How did they engage your strengths?
I honestly can’t say I’ve had just one that is the best. I’ve taken small pieces of information from each that have made me better. Some were super inspiring in certain areas, but very poor in others. I took from them what I liked and developed my own style from there. Collectively I’d say they were all great in individual ways!
My grandfather Terry Mose was incredibly influential to me as a mentor and teaching me how to communicate. At a very young age (5) he talked to me and treated me like an adult. I owe my logical thought process and high level of holding myself accountable of my actions to him. His ability to communicate with me has helped me develop my thought process and follow through.
What is one professional moment that stands out in your mind as your proudest moment?
Honestly I’d say it was the moment when I decided to leave my corporate job and work for INDIRAP Productions full time. Our Founder Julian Tillotson made the offer at a cigar shop and there was nothing I could do to stop myself. I was terrified of the perspective of not having a salary, benefits, etc, but everything in my body / mind was telling me that this was the path to move forward with. Sometimes it’s that first step that’s the most terrifying, but after you take it, focus on your objectives and work hard to get what you want. After that everyday becomes a proud moment because you took control of your future and YOU made it happen!