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Personality Types that Support Innovation

A recent Forbes Insight study surveyed more than 1,200 executives in Europe and found that five key personality types play a role in the innovation cycle. Which one do you identify with:

  • Movers and Shakers—These leaders are motivated by goals and rewards, but are ultimately concerned with building their legacy and influencing others.
  • Experimenters—These persistent leaders are open to new ideas, take pride in their accomplishments and tend to be workaholics.
  • Star Pupils—Multi-talented, these executives are most likely to be the CEO of their organizations, can identify talent and put together effective teams.
  • Controllers—Risk-adverse, these leaders tend to shy away from vague or nebulous projects and, instead, thrive on structure and clear-cut objectives.
  • Hangers-On—Although the name sounds unflattering, these leaders who are most likely CFOs or financial executives, play a critical role in harnessing institutional processes.

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