By Chad T. Ahern
"People exceptionally talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They want to do things now, rather than simply talk about them."
Moments of great change can bring out the best in Activators, with their boundless energy and undying need for action. This same need for action can also drive them toward burnout in moments of change when they:
In each of these scenarios, their impatience can lead them to either burnout by trying to push forward regardless, or disengagement because they give up trying to move the unmovable.
As we look to define and develop our new world of work, one of the most important ways you can engage and enliven those with Activator talents is to give them roles where they can play a dual role of "guinea pig" and "initiator."
As a leader or manager, one of the simplest questions you can ask right now of those with Achiever talents is,
"What can I help you start today with the resources and people we (still) have available?"
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