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Navigating the Resources

  1. Read the information below about the trait to develop a greater understanding of your strength/opportunity.
  2. Consider the Stop, Start, Continue examples to create your own actionable change behaviors.
  3. Explore the trait more fully by taking advantage of the weblinks below.

Problem Anticipation

(Planning, Long Range Thinking)

Problem anticipation measures the extent to which you are able to plan ahead and consider the bigger picture. Use these resources to further explore problem anticipation and how it affects your ability to be successful.


Higher levels of problem anticipation indicate you are able to plan ahead and anticipate needs or potential problems before they occur.


Lower levels of problem anticipation indicate that you may not think long range and may be short-sighted in planning.


Excessive levels of problem anticipation indicate you may get too caught up in future possibilities, which could limit your ability to get things done in the present.

Identify an opportunity area that you would like to change. Then, develop behaviors that you can Stop (unhelpful or limiting behaviors), Start (behaviors that you can begin now), and Continue (behaviors that you already do well) to improve in this area. Use the examples below to help create your own Stop, Start, and Continue behaviors. 

Stop Start Continue
Making decisions without considering the long-term impact. Thinking through the possibilities of your decisions, considering the favorable and unfavorable outcomes. Exploring trends in your work to identify repeated issues.
Focusing only on your daily or short-term goals. Writing out your long-term goals, thinking ahead at least 18-months. Planning your daily priorities.
Being blind-sided by unexpected issues that arise in your projects. Working backward from the anticipated completion date and setting multiple checkpoints along the way. Questioning the future as a way of strategic thinking.