The MBTI suggests that inside my comfort zone I am an ENTJ (archetype “The Commander”), although it’s a very soft-E; I am not a raging extrovert. Outside of my comfort zone I tend to operate more like an INTJ (archetype “The Architect”).
According to the Pioneer, Settler and Town Planner model, I am more naturally a Settler and Town Planner.
I look for patterns that I can repeat and I use them to build systems that don’t require me to operate, so given no other steer I do work to make me redundant.
I excel when the problem is clearly mine to solve and I can connect my work to positive outcomes.
I flounder when the problem is unsolvable or it’s not obviously mine.
I am demoralised when I cannot connect my efforts to some positive outcome.
I can accept patterns at face value and use them in systems inappropriately.
My core beliefs
I believe in:
- putting energy into making the world a better place.
- sharing what I know, freely and without obligation.
- having opinions, but being curious and changing my mind if new information arrives.
- being kind, which sometimes means not being nice.
- Be responsible, take ownership.
- Teach responsibility and ownership.
- Frustration is the antonym of efficiency, so seek it out and remove it
- Clarity and context over control
- Cult of personality and charismatic leader is unsustainable
- Organisations have a responsibility toward those who work with them
- People choose to come to work, and that should be honored with honesty and consistency
- Life is stressful enough without adding to that
- As leaders our job is not to retain people, but to create an environment where people want to stay
- People need time to absorb changes