The Welder motivates, inspires, galvanizes and creates effective teams. They are able to get the best out of individuals by giving them a sense of purpose and belonging while also holding them to a high standard.
Score high in discipline high in love
Has deep relationship with their direct reports
Generates organizational leaders from direct reports
Sustains long-term success/results
There tends to be a 2nd level of “higher welders” - great leaders
Dabbler - Profile Description
The Dabbler does enough to survive, but doesn’t do enough consistently to thrive as a Welder. Although they are good leaders, with good intentions, they stay in their comfort zone and don’t stretch themselves to reach new levels of team performance.
Scores in the middle in both love and discipline
Can be a chameleon – taking on the traits of a Pleaser, Manager, Ruler or Welder depending on the situation or day
They can get comfortable in their position. They aren't likely to get fired or promoted
Overtime their position will become increasingly at risk
Struggles to maintain consistency and follow-through or Grit
Ruler - Profile Description
The Ruler loves process, whether it’s needed or not. They love to feel in control and conflict often arises if their control is threatened. They keep their direct reports at a distance and spend little to no time building relationships.
Score high in discipline low in love
Driven by a set rule-book
Rigid, often believes there’s only one way
Typically gets good/bad results quickly
Difficult time sustaining long-term success (team burnout)
Pleaser - Profile Description
The Pleaser has a difficult time giving constructive feedback and prefers harmony over conflict or discomfort. They often let poor behavior or questionable work go without saying a word in an effort to “protect” the other person’s feelings.
Score high in love, low in discipline
Looks out for the interest of others
Well-loved by their direct reports
Gets taken advantage of by their direct reports
Often passed over for promotions
Manager - Profile Description
The manager creates goals but doesn't inspire their team through their vision. They often push people instead of pull, having people work for them rather than having people follow them.
Score low in love and discipline
Tends to focus solely on strategy and execution
Doesn't always build relationships with their team members