People from around the world are finding the Success Orientations useful for making life and career decisions. And by understanding how their family members, friends, peers, employees, bosses, teachers, coaches, religious leaders, government leaders, and other important people who affect their life think, they are better able to be discerning, strong, and compassionate...when others do things in different ways than they do.
"I always thought I was relationship oriented. Now I understand that I am really more goal oriented! "
- A real estate agent after one of the Success Orientation workshops.
This insight can help the agent focus more on relationships as a tool for building referrals and long term success!
The success orientations model was developed by Paul Kurucz, who first tried to make sense of why many people struggle in systems that didn't seem to fit them and struggle against other people who don't work to achieve things the same way they do. Patterns emerged in his mind over the years while teaching different types of students. Students seemed to behave in repeatable ways, depending on how they approached learning challenges and finding work after graduation. These patterns became clearer as Paul brought cultural groups, life-stage, and generation factors into the model, resulting in the "process", "relationship" and "goal" orientation success orientations.
"Every parent should learn about success orientations before starting to homeschool their children!"
...said one parent who had been frustrated over her home schooled son's differences from how she herself would go about doing things. She shared this example with Paul:
"I get frustrated when helping him do his newspaper route. I do one side of the road and he does another. After 15 minutes I was done my side and he wasn't even nearly done his. He would stop and chat with people on the way and this would slow him down. I realize now that I am a very goal oriented person and he is very relationship oriented!"
She was very pleased as she related this insight:
"Now I can understand more about why we do things differently!"