- Bottom-line organiser
High D’s are results-oriented. If given the authority, they will cut through all the needless steps and get the job done. Many of the paper pushing activities done in organisations add nothing to the value of the product turned out. Give the High D the job, set broad boundaries, and watch it happen.
Given the task, the responsibility and the authority, High D’s will work long hours to show you they can make it happen. No need to push them to get them going.
- Forwards looking
High D’s focus on the possibilities of what can happen. Obstacles represent a challenge to be overcome, not a reason to stop. Expect them to go for the GOLD.
- Places high value on time
High D’s are driven for efficiency, quicker, faster, and better. How much can be accomplished in the least amount of time. They will speed up others and the process but expect other styles to resist the change and fast pace of High D’s.
A challenge is not an option for High D’s. They MUST have a challenge. If there is a challenge High D will take it on. Regardless of how impossible, they will focus all their energies on making it happen. If the High D does not have a challenge they will create one.
Winning is everything. A competitive situation increases the positive energy of the High D. Departmental competition, sales competition, family competition, sports competition all motivate the High D to perform even better.
- Initiates activity
The High D is the running back saying, “Give me the ball.” Not one to sit around and discuss options, the High D wants to (and will) initiate activity to get desired results.
- Challenges the status quo
Unconcerned with the “way we’ve always done it,” the High D will reinvent the old way focusing on one goal – results. High D’s will ” rock the boat” in their quest for results, and will find more efficient ways to get the job done.