- Optimism and enthusiasm
The High I is the people person, possessing a great ability to motivate and get the team excited. When the going gets tough, the optimism and enthusiasm of the High I will keep the team together.
- Creative problem solving
High I’s possess a very creative mind and will, if allowed, be ingenious in their ability to come up with new, creative ideas and solutions to problems.
- Motivates others towards goals
Leadership is the ability to move people toward a common goal. Although all four styles can do this, the High I motivates people through positive interaction and persuasion. This High I’s ability causes others to want to work together as a team.
- A positive sense of humour
The High I adds fun to the team and to the task. Studies have proven that productivity is increased as the team begins to have fun. The High I adds that natural fun, humorous element to the team.
- Team Player
Needing much people interaction, the High I is a very good team player. Working together means having fun while getting the job done.
- Negotiates conflict
A natural mediator (not liking conflict), the High I can verbally persuade both sides to come to an agreement. Part of this due to their ability to focus on the bright side of the issues. Also, if both factions know the High I mediator, both probably like him or her. People buy from people they like.
- Verbalizes articulately
If there is a presentation to be made, an argument to be won, someone who needs to persuaded into something that is good for all, send in the High I’s. In these situations, they will paint an optimistic picture of the possibilities and have a greater chance of achieving the desired results, not to mention the fact that they will enjoy the opportunity of being energized by the chance to verbalize. However, make sure they have the necessary data.
The High I is a tremendous asset. Their warm, friendly, fun demeanour adds an optimistic hope to the team. When the hard times hit, as they always do, the High I can bring light to the dark night.