Do you have a team member who is always moving fast, making decisions quickly and not taking the time to gather data or assess the situation properly? Chances are, those team members possess what we call Builder energy according to the Core Values Index™, and they are all about action and results.
If you ARE a Builder, 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, but not for a Builder.
See this short VIDEO on the Builder energy.
When to take action
So how do you know when to take the initiative to move forward and assert some of that Builder energy? 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?”.
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.
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 for free and see if you agree that your results describe you to a T.
For further information about the CVI:
▪Check HERE for the post about getting to know your team with the CVI
▪See the post about Builders
▪Read the post about Merchants
▪Peruse the post about Innovators
▪Check the post about Bankers
Remember, the CVI will give your leaders the understanding and common terminology to enhance their communication and the ability to manage expectations with each other, and their teams.
Share this free Core Values Index™link with your team to discover their Core Values Index™ profile.
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