Style Primer: Power

Market Force has created tools for the purpose of improving communication to coordinate action and build your very own “Market Force.”

We call it, “business coaching for life.”

Intrinsic to our services is the idea of individual Styles, which provide people a basis from which to better understand another person and in turn, more efficiently interact with them, regardless of setting. Using the technology of individual styles is proven effective, fun and also empowering.

In part three of our four-part blog series overviewing Individual Styles, we offer for introduction the Power.

Part 1: Control

Part 2: Influence

Part 3: Power

Part 4: Authority

“Power” people like balancing a lot of plates and having quite a bit on each one, too. They’re structured, stable and agreeable. They make good project managers and operations executives and work hard to make sure others recognize them for that skill set. It’s all about effort for the Power.

The ever-busy Power has a tendency to take on too much at one time, rarely saying no to a request. Again, if you measure yourself by the amount of effort you exert, over-burdening oneself is a common byproduct. Nevertheless, they aim to keep everyone involved and on task even during instances of frustration.

So, if you think you have a Power on your team or in charge of your department, remember to keep your conversations focused on the “dos” and “don’ts,” allow them time to understand the process, their inclusion in it and ensure them of its deadlines. If you flush out questions and ideas, let them go, it’s how they’ll create their role and coordinate action. Powers are valuable team members because of their desire to work diligently and include others.

About the Author / Travis Carson
Travis Carson
Travis Carson is the Founder of Market Force. Having learned the guiding principles behind Market Force at the age of 19, Travis has used the material himself to help run four different companies, before moving into a training and coaching role in 2008 in order to share the material with others. Travis is a former nationally ranked junior tennis player, a seven-time nationally ranked triathlete, a three-time Ironman finisher and the father of four children.