Great teams are able to combine each other’s talent themes/strengths to:
- Build relationships: establish connections with others to build trust, share ideas and get work done.
- Communicate Clearly: Listen, share information succinctly and be receptive to others’ opinions.
- Create Accountability: Identify the consequences of actions and hold everyone responsible for performance.
- Develop People: Help others become more effective using strengths, expectations, encouragement and coaching.
- Inspire others: Encourage others using positivity, foresight, confidence, questioning and recognition.
- Lead Change: Accept that change happens and set goals that align with a plan for how to adapt to it.
- Think Critically: Seek and evaluate information, apply knowledge and solve problems.
This month we are focussing on the talent theme called ACTIVATOR.
A perpetual driving question for Activators is “When can we start?”
People with strong Activator talents are impatient for action.
While they can concede that analysis has its uses or that debate and discussion can occasionally yield some valuable insights, deep down, they know that only action is real.
Once a decision is made, they feel compelled to act.
While others may worry “there are still some things we don’t know,” this isn’t something to slow down Activators. They make decisions, take action, then look at the result to learn.
Activators know that others will judge them not by what they say or think but by what they get done. This does not frighten them. It energizes them.
Activator in Action
People dominant in the Activator theme:
- can make things happen by turning thoughts into action
- are self-starters — once a decision is made, they quickly take action
- are not afraid to take risks
- are often impatient