Everything you need to know about an Adapter

3 Lessons 15 minutes completion time

What you'll learn:

This course will cover the strengths and caution areas associated with the Reference Profile known as Adapter, the Team Types that Adapters are associated with, how they balance other teams, and leadership styles associated with Adapters.

Adapters at work

Is your Reference Profile an Adapter—or do you work with someone who is?

This course will cover everything you need to know about who an Adapter is, how they work on a team, and how they lead.

Start by checking out this intro video to understand Adapters at a high level.

Introducing the Adapter

Strengths
  • Flexible
  • Versatile
  • Empathetic
  • Bridge-builder
Working styles
  • Varied
Caution areas
  • May be difficult to “read”
  • Intentions can be misinterpreted

“As an adapter, I feel drawn to help in almost every circumstance. This is very helpful, but I need to prioritize and say no to some work so that I don’t get overloaded by jumping in to help everywhere.”

Jeff Ladino

Understanding the Factors

Although this course won’t require that you understand the science behind what makes these profiles accurate, you should be familiar with the four factors that drive workplace behavior. Use the interactive below to get a definition of each factor and how variations in the factors will affect someone’s personality.

Common pattern of an Adapter

Understanding the factors will allow you to better understand the common drives we see in Adapters. The image to the right is the most common pattern for Adapters, but don’t be surprised if your pattern varies a little bit. That’s OK! Remember, every person is unique.

Now that we have a better understanding about who an Adapter is, the next section will cover where one fits within a team.

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