How to work with Believer, Commander, Communicator, Competitor, and Connector1929 2018-11-21 01:15
To work with Believer,
- Discover their passion and help them connect it to the work they have to do.
- Understand their rock-solid commitments to their families and communities. We can express our appreciation, and they will respect us for it.
- If we do not share their belief system, we have to understand and respect it; otherwise, there will be conflicts.
To work with Commander,
- Always ask them for what is happening in the organization and then will often give straight answers. They are not head-nodders so they may raise different ideas from your own.
- Look to them to take charge when people need to be persuaded, and things need to be unblocked.
- Never threaten them unless we are 100% ready.
To work with Communicator,
- They are good at carrying conversations. Ask them to come to social gatherings, and they entertain prospects or customers well.
- Take time to listen to them. They will enjoy talking, and we will enjoy hearing. Also, our relationship will be closer because of it.
- Discuss plans of social events with them. They often have good ideas for both the entertainment and what to be communicated at that event.
To work with Competitor,
- Use competitive language with them. They think it is a win-or-lose world.
- Help them find places where they can win; otherwise, if they lose all the time, they will not play it. They compete to win, not to have fun.
- They feel bad after losing. Let them mourn for a while. Then help them to find another opportunity to win.
To work with Connector,
- They feel strong connections and will defend their social issues strongly. Listen carefully to what inspires their passion.
- Encourage them to build bridges across different organizations. They know how things are connected and they excel at showing people how they rely on each other.
- If we also have the dominant “connector” talents, share articles, writings, and experiences with them, which can reinforce each other’s focus.