Who or What Are You Conducting?

by | Jun 23, 2019 | Strengths

Have you wondered why you end up doing what you do in business? In other words, who you are as a builder, and what unique talents you bring when building a business?

The BP10™ assessment by Gallup® helps sort that out and is based on interviews with the world’s most successful business builders. In this assessment, you’ll find the ranking of 10 Builder Talents and also the role you bring with you when building a business.

There are three business-building roles: Rainmaker, Conductor, and Expert.

Today I’m going to focus on the Conductor who focuses on operations and management.

If you’re a Conductor, you’re probably a delegator, team builder, self-assured, energetic, driven, fixated on growth, and hardworking.

“You possess great management talent, and you bring order and harmony to the chaos of young venture.” —Gallup®

Now, the interesting thing to me here is that no matter what your “role” is, what it actually means will look different to everyone when you cross-reference it with the ranking of your builder talents and your CliftonStrengths® themes.

For example, I’m a Conductor with Relationship™ as the top talent; my #1 CliftonStrengths® talent is Strategic®. What that means from a business-building perspective is that as a builder, my strategic focus is on people, aka “WHO.”

People standing out that are performing, not performing, how decisions will impact people, how you as a personal brand stand out whether you do something about it or not, etc. Even when I design something, it’s with a people focus (creating user-friendly and as easy as possible documents, databases,…).

What triggers me, if anything, is people-related, people being mistreated or mistreating themselves, others or their work, etc., which to me has been really interesting to connect the dots to. I’ve also spent most of my life in entrepreneurial businesses, which is a natural fit for me.

A friend of mine is also a Conductor with Strategic® as her #1 too. However, her #1 Builder Talent is Risk™, so her strategic lens will primarily be on risk factors in business. She has a natural comfort with ambiguity and external business conditions, which is great as she’s been in sales for many years, and ambiguity is part of that role. She, too, has spent many years in entrepreneurial business endeavors.

Also worth knowing that we both share NINE of the Top 10 CliftonStrengths® talents in a different order, which makes it even more interesting to me. There is no wonder I really click with her after seeing her results, as we get each other intuitively 🙂

So, as you can see just from comparing ONE of the many talent themes, your individuality will still shine through and differentiate you from someone with the same ROLE.

Are you a Conductor? What are you currently building?

Do you find yourself asking WHO in your network that you know or need to talk to get things moving? Then you may be a Conductor.

To find out more about the Gallup® Builders Profile (BP10™) and find out what your primary role and talents are, take the BP10™ assessment by clicking HERE.

Want to learn more about how you can make the most of your conducting skills? Learn how we can work together HERE.



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