As a Supporter, how much of your time each week is dedicated to your connections and team? How much less value do you deliver when you are working on areas that are not in your flow? Work with your team to redesign your time to increase the amount of time you spend in flow. Base your milestones on who you are working with and how effective your communication is.
LH DynamicsLeadership strategy for Supporters
Focus on your primary profile
Use your secondary profiles
Your secondary profiles are like wings. If you need to slow down because you are ‘over-connecting’ and the team can’t keep up, shift your focus to spend more time in your secondary profiles. Your secondary profiles are Star and Dealmaker. As a Star, focus on shining a light on the mission and the team. As a Dealmaker, focus on connecting with the right people.
Use the 1–2–3 formula to build your team
As a general guide, the most powerful team for a Supporter is to have a Trader (2 steps clockwise along the square) to manage service and relationships and a Mechanic (another 3 steps clockwise along the square) to set up systems and processes. This 1–2–3 formula works for all profiles. If you’re looking to join a team rather than create your own, Supporters are valuable in assembling and leading a team. Stay in your flow by using your strengths within the teams you join.
Tune in to your team members
Each profile has a different natural way to lead, learn, communicate and find flow. Help others to know how best to work with you, and connect with your team members, partners and clients in a way that works best for them. To do this takes an understanding of each of the profiles.
Grow your trust and flow
Supporters create value through their people-focused, extrovert nature. People trust you for your ability to connect and communicate well. Supporters leverage naturally by magnifying through people. As people see you naturally taking an interest in others with respect, they assign you more responsibility and resources.