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The Processor

The ProcessorThe Processor is one of four leadership styles which together enable any organization, division, department, project, group or team to get to (and stay in) Predictable Success.

Processors have an innate desire to bring order to any situation – they focus not only on what they’ve been asked to do, but also on the underlying systems and processes that will make doing it more consistent and repeatable – and if those systems and processes don’t yet exist, they’ll begin by designing and implementing them.

Most at home in what are popularly referred to as ‘left brain’ activities, Processors are rational and analytical by nature, and they think in a logical, sequential way, preferring to arrive at an objective assessment of the facts rather than trusting to emotion and judgment.

As with the other styles, you can recognize a Processor by certain behavioral traits:

They value routine.
They trust data – and collect a lot of it.
They dislike risk.
They are wary of intuition and ‘hunch’.
They prefer not to be rushed.
They tend toward the status quo.

Processors bring a crucial skill-set to any group or team – they manage risk, provide consistency and grind out the detail in a way that the Visionary and Operator aren’t pre-disposed to do.

At times, however, their reluctance to embrace change, steady unvarying pace and dogged attachment to data can frustrate their colleagues. In ‘The Synergist‘ you’ll learn how Processors can contribute the very best from their detailed, analytical approach while ensuring the other team members don’t become frustrated or impatient.

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The Synergist

The Synergist

The Synergist is one of four leadership styles which together enable any organization, division, department, project, group or team to get to (and stay in) Predictable Success.

The Synergist brings a primary focus on what is best for the enterprise as a whole, and they choreograph and harmonize team or group interactions to produce high-quality decisions. Adding the Synergist style to a VOP (VisionaryOperatorProcessor) group releases it from the gravitational pull of gridlock and compromise, and transforms it into a high-performance team.

You can recognize a Synergist by certain characteristics:

– They are more comfortable in group environments than elsewhere. In fact, they positively flower when in the company of others.

– They have a high degree of EI (emotional intelligence), and are skilled at relating to people and at building strong relationships.

– They are particularly skilled at understanding and managing the dynamics of group interactions. Not only do they read individuals well, Synergists also read groups well.

– They are persuasive without being manipulative.

– They ask “What’s best for the group or team overall?” rather than “What’s best for me?”.

Unlike the Visionary, Operator and Processor styles, which are natural and innate to all of us, the Synergist style is primarily a learned style – meaning anyone can learn to be a Synergist. In ‘The Synergist‘ you’ll learn how any leader can learn to transcend their natural Visionary, Operator or Processor style to become transcendent Synergist leaders (without losing any of their V, O or P strengths) – and how Synergists can learn to lead any team, anywhere, any time.

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Predictable Success Styles Score Levels

There are four Score Levels that can apply to each of the four Styles in your Predictable Success Styles Profile. Click below to read more about each one:

  1. Trace Score (0-119)
  2. Secondary Score (120-239)
  3. Primary Score (240-480)
  4. Dominant Score (480+)

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Trace Score

Any of the four Predictable Success Styles ( Visionary, Operator, Processor, Synergist) that scores below 120 is termed a Trace Style, which means that it is essentially inactive in your profile.

Note that this does not necessarily mean that you are bad at doing whatever that Style entails – it’s just not how you’d prefer to spend your time. Many attorneys and CPAs, for example, have a Trace Processor Style – even though they’re clearly competent at Processor-type activities (indeed, they’re almost exclusively trained in them) – it’s just not how they wish to spend their energies.

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Secondary Score

A Secondary Styles Score is one between 120 and 239, and indicates that this particular style is one which you are comfortable operating in for short periods of time, but which will weary you and cause frustration if you’re made to operate in that Style for too long.

If you are, for example, primarily a Processor, but your Predictable Success Styles Profile indicated a score of 210 (i.e. Secondary) for the Synergist Style, then while you would be fine in say, a team-building retreat (a typical Synergist-type activity) for a day our so, you will soon begin to become frustrated and want to get back to more Processor-type activities.

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Primary Score

A Primary Styles Score (from 240-479) indicates that this is a Style that you are naturally comfortable in, and one in which you can operate indefinitely.

If your Predictable Success Styles Profile showed a score of 450 for the Visionary Style, for example, then you would be a Primary Visionary, able to engage in Visionary activities (e.g. strategic planning, generating new ideas, creatively solving problems etc.) indefinitely.

Note that it’s possible to have more than one Primary Style.

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Dominant Score

A Dominant Score is any Predictable Success Styles Profile score higher than 480.

The essence of a Dominant Style is that the higher the score above 480 (the maximum is 960) the more difficulty the individual will have in operating in any style other than that style.

An individual with, for example, a Processor score of 570 (a Dominant Score) may find it difficult to operate in other than Processor mode, and could find it painful to accept that there may be a better Visionary, Operator or Synergist solution to a particular issue.

At the extreme, a very high Dominant Score will often mean that the individual is exhibiting dysfunctional behavior but their Dominant Score is causing blind spots so that they have difficulty in self-diagnosing.

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