If you’re a Builder according to the Core Values Index, you don’t know what it’s like NOT to be in action.  You take the initiative to move forward consistently.  If you’re not a Builder, you tend to be more cautious about choosing your path forward.  This may be due to your need for analysis first, e.g. how are relationships affected by the potential action, what do you need to further assess the situation, or what data needs to be collected before action is defined? These are all very reasonable approaches.

When to take action

So how do you know when to take the initiative to move forward?  You can start by asking these questions:

  • What’s the risk of taking action?
  • If you did nothing, what would you risk?
  • What’s under your control?
  • If you are paralyzed or hitting a brick wall with analysis, ask yourself “what would a Builder do?”.

Background on The Core Values Index

The CVI provides a wonderful basis and common language for effective and productive conversations about behaviors and expectations with team members, even in a very first meeting. Team members see immediately that this is serious work, and know what to expect in both personal and working relationships.

The difference between the CVI and other tools is that the CVI measures innate preference (suitability) rather than ability or adaptability. It helps people focus on identifying what satisfies or fulfills them about the work they do.

The CVI is easy to understand, incredibly memorable and can be applied immediately to your team relationships and communications. That’s why it’s key in my coaching engagements. You’ll quickly discover why people behave the way they do, and why it’s so perplexing to you!

Take the assessment and see if you agree that your results describe you to a T.

As background you may want to look at the other posts related to the other three core values.  They include the Merchant, the Innovator and the Banker.  We all share these core values in some way and they shape who we are and what energy we bring to our work.

Related Posts:

Get to know your team through the Core Values Index

The Core Values Index and the Merchant-when to Talk and Listen

 Core Values Index and the Innovator-Assess and Solve

The Core Values Index and the Banker-Read and Analyze

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