One of the core tools that we come back to again and again is an organizational framework called Working Genius, developed by Patrick Lencioni. Working Genius helps business owners and managers to identify their team’s strengths and areas of improvement. Business owners and team leaders can better structure their work environments and ensure that tasks align with individual strengths.
The Six Types of Working Genius
The core of the Working Genius system revolves around six ‘Geniuses,’ or the leading traits that define an individual’s preferred working style and personal strengths.
The Genius of Wonder
These are the people who see the bigger picture. They love finding the ‘why’ and identifying opportunities in any situation.
The Genius of Invention
People with this Genius love finding new and innovative ways to do things by finding novel solutions to difficult problems.
The Genius of Discernment
Those with Discernment can intuitively select between many possible options. They take in lots of information, evaluate it, and make the best decision possible.
The Genius of Galvanizing
These are the people who rally others to a great idea. They know how to get people excited and motivated to take on big challenges.
The Genius of Enablement
Encouragement and assistance come from people with the Genius of Enablement. From providing support to offering assistance, they help make ideas come to life.
The Genius of Tenacity
People with The Genius of Tenacity get things done. They help bring projects to completion and ensure that things are done the right way and on time.
Putting Working Genius in Place
Once a team has taken the Working Genius assessment, and each team member has insight into their working geniuses, business owners and managers have a new tool to ensure each person is working to their strengths.
The best teams have the right people in the right seats. But for many possible reasons, people can end up in a role that doesn’t suit their strengths. Working Genius offers a new way to help people find their strengths and ensure their role within the organization makes the most of their individual genius.