Everything you need to know about a Captain

Captains at work

Is your Reference Profile a Captain—or do you work with someone who is?

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

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

Introducing the Captain

  • Self-starter
  • Sociable
  • Innovative
  • Driving
Working styles
  • Enjoys working independently
  • Values connection with others
  • Craves variety and change
Caution areas
  • May appear authoritative
  • Struggles to follow structure or direction
  • Can seem brusque
  • Non-conforming

“One of the superpowers of being a Captain is the ability to problem solve. Captains bring an innovative, sociable, and driven mindset to any team, coming up with inventive solutions at a breakneck pace.”

— Rachel Rosenthal

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 a Captain

Understanding the factors will allow you to better understand the common drives we see in Captains. The image to the right is the most common pattern for Captains, 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 a Captain is, the next section will cover where one fits within a team.

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