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Are you a COLLABORATIVE or commanding leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek to share power, recognition, and control while others seek to be recognized and control their own destiny?

What is the COLLABORATIVE Driving Force?

People with Collaborative as their primary Driving Force are driven by being in a supporting role and contributing with little need for individual recognition. They make up 4% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Working on team projects
  • Feeling included
  • Connecting to the team

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being in egotistical environments
  • Recognizing individual achievements
  • Working alone

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Together
  • Cooperative
  • Community

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Status
  • Individual
  • Control

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team? Do...

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Are you an ALTRUISTIC or intentional leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be selective in who they help and serve while others tend to serve, help and eliminate the suffering of others indiscriminately?

What is the ALTRUISTIC Driving Force?

People with Altruistic as their primary Driving Force are driven to assist others for the satisfaction of being helpful or supportive. They make up 6% of the population. 

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Eliminating conflict
  • Supporting humanitarian causes
  • Participating in charitable events

And stressed out by things like:

  • Observing favoritism
  • Ignoring others in need
  • Prioritizing self before others

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Comfort
  • Sacrifice
  • Compassion

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Selective
  • Deliberate
  • Intentional

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these...

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Are you an INTENTIONAL or altruistic leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be selective in who they help and serve while others tend to serve, help and eliminate the suffering of others indiscriminately?

What is the INTENTIONAL Driving Force?

People with Intentional as their primary Driving Force are driven to assist others for a specific purpose, not just for the sake of being helpful or supportive. They make up 14% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Being with purposeful people
  • Relying on self
  • Developing internal advocates

And stressed out by things like:

  • Acting without personal benefit
  • Disregarding contribution
  • Making emotion-based decisions

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Purposeful
  • Selective
  • Benefit

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Kindness
  • Volunteer
  • Donate

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics...

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Are you an objective or HARMONIOUS leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek function in their surroundings while others seek to fully experience their surroundings?

What is the HARMONIOUS Driving Force?

People with Harmonious as their primary Driving Force are driven by the the experience, subjective viewpoints and balance in their surroundings. They make up 4% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Appreciating beauty and harmony
  • Experiencing surroundings
  • Expressing imagination

And stressed out by things like:

  • Having lackluster surroundings
  • Disregarding balance
  • Overemphasizing function

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Expression
  • Atmosphere
  • Balance

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Function
  • Objective
  • Compartmentalize

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team?...

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Are you an OBJECTIVE or harmonious leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek function in their surroundings while others seek to fully experience their surroundings?

What is the OBJECTIVE Driving Force?

People with Objective as their primary Driving Force are driven by the functionality and objectivity of their surroundings. They make up 12% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Compartmentalizing
  • Providing tangible outcomes
  • Deciding based on data

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being subjective
  • Prioritizing appearance over function
  • Pursuing intangible ideas

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Detach
  • Function
  • Reality

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Experience
  • Harmony
  • Subjective

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or missing from your team? Do they or would they benefit the team?...

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Are you a selfless or RESOURCEFUL leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be unrestrained in the application of resources while others tend to utilize and apply their resources to maximize return?

What is the RESOURCEFUL Driving Force?

People with Resourceful as their primary Driving Force are driven by practical results, maximizing both efficiency and returns for their investments of time, talent, energy and resources. They make up 6% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Obtaining practical results
  • Eliminating waste
  • Being compensated based on performance

And stressed out by things like:

  • Being redundant
  • Using resources inefficiently
  • Ignoring the return on investment

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Profitable
  • Efficient
  • Benefit

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Endless
  • Donate
  • Casual

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members...

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Are you a SELFLESS or resourceful leader?

Have you ever noticed some people tend to be unrestrained in the application of resources while others tend to utilize and apply their resources to maximize return?

What is the SELFLESS Driving Force?

People with Selfless as their primary Driving Force are driven by completing tasks for the sake of completion, with little expectation of personal return. They make up 7% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Working on unrestricted projects
  • Fully completing tasks
  • Acting Spontaneously

And stressed out by things like:

  • Focusing on the process
  • Measuring success through efficiency
  • Assessing practical results

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Accomplish
  • Casual
  • Complete

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Efficient
  • Maximize
  • Gain

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or...

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Are you an INTELLECTUAL or instinctive leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek knowledge relevant and useful to their current situation, while others seek to expand their understanding and knowledge in all endeavors?

What is the INTELLECTUAL Driving Force?

People with Intellectual as their primary Driving Force are driven by opportunities to learn, acquire knowledge and the discovery of truth. They make up 16% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Increasing knowledge
  • Learning continuously
  • Objectively analyzing ideas

And stressed out by things like:

  • Rushing through learning
  • Restricting knowledge
  • Approaching ideas subjectively

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Identify
  • Discover
  • Learn

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Guess
  • Relevant
  • Intuitive

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics present or...

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Are you an INSTINCTIVE or intellectual leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek knowledge relevant and useful to their current situation, while others seek to expand their understanding and knowledge in all endeavors?

What is the INSTINCTIVE Driving Force?

People with Instinctive as their primary Driving Force are driven by utilizing past experiences, intuition and seeking specific knowledge when necessary. They make up 3% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Deciding based on intuition
  • Learning on demand
  • Applying past knowledge

And stressed out by things like:

  • Conducting extensive research
  • Discussing hypothetical subjects
  • Justifying intuitive decisions

Some Words that Work for these individuals are:

  • Relevant
  • Specific
  • Apply

And, some Words that Don’t Work for these individuals are:

  • Comprehensive
  • Classify
  • Examine

Is this you? Who do you have on your team who is driven this way? Do you have a clear understanding and appreciation of team members like this? Are these characteristics...

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What Drives Your Team?

Have you ever noticed that different people do the same things but for different reasons? For example, you might observe two people reading a book, but they may have wildly different reasons why. For one, they may love to learn and seek to expand their knowledge in all areas. For the other, there may be a specific purpose, like to pass a test, research how to solve a particular problem, get a raise, or make an important life decision, that is driving that behavior.

It’s difficult to judge the reasons why people do things because they are internal. We can observe what people are doing and even how they are doing it, but understanding a person’s WHY is much more elusive, yet powerful. Once you have an understanding of why people do the things they do, especially people who you lead and are responsible for, aligning them around the objectives of your team will lead to a significant increase in engagement and dramatically improve overall effectiveness!

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