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.
Contributions to Team
Independent contributors conceive appropriate solutions and take immediate action. Implementing a solution to a problem is a rich form of reward for the builder and seeing a system put into effect is the highest praise for an innovator. So in the builder/innovator we have a person who designs a monument and then builds it.
Independent contributors are not intimidated by much of anything except intimate relations and speaking to crowds. Their innovator values make them resourceful, clever, inventive, and able to teach others. Their builder values make them agile, constantly in motion, and powerful in command. They derive their own solutions and put them into action without hesitation.
Independent contributors are the most self-sufficient value type. They know how to derive a good strategy from a challenging situation, and they are willing to immediately effect the right actions. Since proof of personal power and wisdom is their driver, there is little value placed upon teamwork or communication with others.
Impositions to Team
Although these powerful individuals are good in isolation and thrive on independence, they chafe under someone else’s management. If given a general idea of the problem to be solved or the monument to build, they will find a way to get it done; but you must give them their head and stand back a little.