There are six contributor types in the Core Values System. Do you know what your contributor types are?
While each Contributor Type has positive strategies that lead to success, each also has its blind spots and weaknesses. It is this combination of high benefit and significant challenge that each of us brings to our work team and to our families and friends.
Builders and bankers both value “being right.” These people tend to think that they are never wrong. Builders believe they are never wrong because they are acting from the gut, and who can challenge the validity of a gut instinct? Bankers believe they are never wrong because they have the data to back up their actions and conclusions. They will be happy to prove you wrong anytime you choose to disagree with them.
Contributions to Team
Practical contributors are tough people to get around. Their belief that they are always right makes them self-assured and motivated to achieve successful results and to excel with legal and moral appropriateness. They tend to set a course, hold to it, and do whatever is required to make certain they are able to do so.
When a practical contributor completes a task, it has usually been completed on time, under budget, and with excellent attention to quality. Practical contributors build efficient, practical, durable, and financially solvent operations. They are not willing to do less.
Impositions to Team
Practical contributors are so self-assured and so unwilling to be wrong that they may overpower others around them. These people are more likely to find a way to “run” the business from second and third-level positions than any other value set. Practical contributors can be so certain they are right, that they don’t bother to gain consensus for their actions or check to see whether anyone else is enjoying the business process.