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Philip MacDonald

A fun fact about me is…

I love dancing! Swing dancing is my thing, but...

I'm starting to pickup salsa, bachata, and I enjoy the Hustle/disco dancing. I'm keen to learn any new dance.

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I like to get feedback when its given…

1:1face to facewith contextwith examples

Something that's helpful to share when giving feedback: "I’m giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them." Be honest and candid. Know that I have high expectations for myself. I'm hard on myself and I'm my own worst critic. But I always want to get better. What are practical things I can do that are backed up by books, data, or history?

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Work to make the 🌎 a better placeBeing my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓Having a good time 🕺Having unique experiences ✨

I want to feel fulfilled and that requires me to feel like I belong, while also making others feel like they belong. I feel like I belong when I feel free to be authentic and pursue responsibility and free will.

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People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

Theodore RooseveltJordan PetersonRick StrassmanSteve RinellaFyodor DostoevskyAleksandr SolzhenitsynFrederick DouglassErich Fromm

These people have made me think a lot about the human condition. What does it all mean? What values am I willing to stand for? How do I become a better person? How do I connect with the world, nature, and others? What am I capable of (in terms of both darkness and potential for good)?

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I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.building stuffsolving problemshelping others succeed

I like solving problems and getting stuff done. How that happens is a healthy balance of personal time for creativity and deep thought, combined with collaborative work with other motivated people. I also get energized by connecting with people, finding common ground, and using my experience to help others in need.

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What I'm like at work

Reliable2
Creative2
Organized2
Hard Working1
Assertive1
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My areas for growth

Stays composed throughout conflict or difficult situations2
Maintains clear long term vision that drives decision making1
Creates warm, caring relationships with teammates1
Manages feelings of self and others during conflict1
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My superpowers

Invests and is interested in personal and professional growth2
Fosters high performance teamwork1
Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertainty1
Mentors and develops teammates for their growth1
Maintains effective work life balance1
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