7 Key Strengths that Drive Quantum Leaps

Posted on September 26, 2023

Are you curious to know what personal traits will serve you best in making a quantum leap from you to “you squared”?

Based on my decades of experience as a psychologist and consultant to executives in major corporations, a handful of attributes stand out as particularly critical success factors for breakthrough performance. I consider these seven key strengths to be the most valuable personality assets when you’re shooting for you².

Take a couple of minutes and rate yourself on each characteristic.

  1. Can-Do Attitude (A success-minded bias to “go for it” and make things happen; a sense of agency; optimistic in spirit)
  2. Resilience (Ability to take problems in stride; rapid recovery from setbacks or failure; change-adaptive)
  3. Creativity & Innovation (Imaginative in coming up with viable new ideas; open to fresh and original approaches)
  4. Risk Tolerance (Readiness to experiment, explore new territory, or take different chances; venturesome)
  5. Resourcefulness (Ability to craft useful and unique solutions in challenging situations; clever use of whatever means are available)
  6. Tolerance for Ambiguity (Ability to deal with uncertainty and unpredictability)
  7. Staying Power (Emotional stamina; relentless pursuit of the goal at hand; perseverance)

High ratings are no guarantee of success, but low or mediocre scores on several traits signal greater difficulty in making a quantum leap.

The idea here is to give you key behavioral and attitudinal guideposts on how to conduct yourself in executing a breakthrough to you². Hopefully that journey will provide you the opportunity for further growth in all seven of these top-priority strengths.

Rage on!


Price Pritchett is one of the foremost experts on fast-growth strategies and breakthrough performance. His firm—PRITCHETT, LP—is recognized worldwide for its thought leadership on mergers, corporate culture, change management, and accelerated achievement. These writings define the behaviors and individual mindset underlying fast growth and innovation.


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