Do you have a team member who asks endless questions about any situation?  They may be really good at assessing a situation, and they can do so without any emotion whatsoever.  Some also act as if they are the smartest person on the room, and make you feel small if you challenge them in any way.

Congratulations, you are working with someone who has Innovator energy according to the Core Values Index™.  What does that mean?

A person with a lot of Innovator energy tends to:

  • focus on the issue at hand, without any emotional attachment.
  • assess the situation, and then come up with plausible solutions.
  • look for rational explanations..
  • make decisions based on careful analysis.
  • ask many questions so that their assessment can be thorough.
  • learn through assessing and solving.
  • be judgmental of others who may not have the skill and insight of an Innovator.

As you can see, there are always advantages and disadvantages to the Innovator energy. Everyone wants an Innovator on their team because they have the skill to fix problems in a rational way. However, for those people who want to move very quickly, or who need to feel that the Innovator cares about them, , working with an Innovator can feel like they are part of an interrogation.

So what should you do if you are not an Innovator? Try the following:

  • Reassure an Innovator that you are committed to finding the best solutions.
  • Explain the plan to move forward, but reinforce the need for a proper assessment of the whole situation.
  • Value the wisdom of the Innovator.
  • Provide as much information as you can in order to speed up the assessment.

If you are curious about the Core Values Index™, take the free assessment at this link:

Core Values Index™and feel free to share with anyone on your team.

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