FOCUS PROFILE STYLE: I/S
The I/S Focus style is a friendly outgoing style that is tempered by a warm and genuine personality. This style gets along well with a very wide range of people. The up-tempo encouraging approach wins people quickly. The I/S is articulate and able to verbalize well in front of people. The I/S most desires to work on a team as one with a steady listening ear but is also able to take on individual responsibilities as well. The I/S prefers a systematic or process focused environment. Capable of moving more quickly than others with an S influence, they can rise to the top and into a leadership role with their peers. This style can be lacking in fact and information gathering so they may need some help in decision-making. They do not need to be in control of the environment so, as a non-risk taker and without all the details, making decisions that affect self and others may be an area where working with someone possessing a measure of the C or D styles would be beneficial. Also, the I/S can be taken advantage of by others—especially relationally.
✓ Listening ear
VALUE TO THE TEAM
✓ Able to encourage and support others on the team.
✓ Able to articulate and verbalize well
✓ Leads out of relationship with others on the team.
✓ Warm and friendly as opposed to aggressive or conflictive
✓ Able to interact with others on the team
✓ Opportunities to speak with or in front of others—especially about personable issues
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS
✓ Making decisions based on fact/ information rather than feelings
✓ Be willing to step out or take risks in areas that may feel uncomfortable
✓ Being careful not to be taken advantage of by others—be willing to say no.
✓ Willingness to pay attention to details of various task assignments
✓ Loss of security and/or stability