In a crisis, an Activator® goes into action. It is instinctive. For instance Peter wastes no time in being the first to speak up. When Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter announced He was the Christ. The other disciples were silent.
Ideation + Activator + Input = ?
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Peter was one of the 12 apostles. When something needed to be said, Peter usually spoke up first. When something needed NOT to be said, Peter usually spoke up first! But not only was he the first to SPEAK UP, he was also the first to ACT UP! He was always quick to jump into action!
Activators are movers and shakers. They create momentum, and bring a catalytic sense of urgency. Sometimes Activators can be impulsive. Part of the basement of Activator is it can sometimes be quick in the wrong way. Peter needed to learn to look before leaping- and so do we!
One moment in Peter's life where Activator was in full motion was when he walked on water! Matthew 14:24-33 tells the story of Peter jumping at the chance to walk on water when he saw Jesus.
Are you an Activator? People especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action! They are impatient for action. This need for speed is a recurring pattern of how they think, feel and act. It just happens.
The most likely pair for Activator is Strategic. The least likely pair is... you guessed it... deliberative! Activator is the accelerator, Deliberative is the brakes. We need BOTH!
Activators are in the Influencing Domain. "Let's get started" involves other people. And they are very good at getting groups unstuck and moving in a direction. They are great at launching new ideas and are constantly starting new things. Do you know anyone like that? Someone who starts many projects... but may not finish them.
Activator: Get things started.
Achiever: Get things done.
If you work with a person with high Activator- here is a tip:
* Ask them about what new goals/improvements should be achieved. Give them responsibility to initiate those projects.
I hope you learned a little more about our amazing Activators!