HEY, WHAT’S YOUR STYLE? Part 1/4
D – EXPLORING DOMINANCE
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander The Great-
EYES the ball please Josephine, you are not going to find Mr Grey here. Dominance, not a word I am a great fan of, for me, it conjures up an image of overbearing control and I prefer to think of the D style as being direct and decisive rather than dominant, authoritative if you will. D styles are proactive, preferring to be at the helm rather a passenger along for the ride. Troubleshooters, autocratic decision makers and confident in their abilities, D styles are goal oriented, always keeping the big picture in mind…
…even if it is world domination.
MOTIVATED BY… * Goal setting and achievement * Recognition and reward * Appreciation for effort * Challenges * Change and growth * Taking action and seeing tangible results * Personal freedom away from governing control
CHANDELIER STRENGTHS * Natural leaders * Great organisers with good time-management * Determined * Confident * Proactive in a crisis * Works well under pressure * Accepts new challenges without fearing them * Offers innovative ideas * Pragmatic problem solvers
DIMMER SWITCH WEAKNESSES * Can be blunt/seemingly insensitive * Can err on the impatient side, especially if overwhelmed by detail * Can lack compassion or sensitivity * Can often be closed off to detail * Can appear intimidating to some due due their directness * Doesn’t always readily listen to the opinions of others
D’s like their information kept to the bear minimum. They have little time for wiffle-waffle and copious amounts of detail. They are task focused, logical thinkers and prefer to concern themselves with the “what” and “where” as opposed to the details of “how” and “why”. D’s are primarily active business/task focused rather than people focused and have little time for negativity. D’s are not unsocial creatures but they do like you to get to the point!
FAMOUS D STYLES: Simon Cowell, Judge Judy, Buzz Lightyear
D STYLE BLENDS: DI, DS, DC
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