Everything you need to know about a Specialist

Specialists at work

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

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

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

Introducing the Specialist

  • Precise
  • Accepting of company policies
  • Highly responsive
  • Matter-of-fact
Working styles
  • Enjoys working independently
  • Values consistency
  • Prefers detail-oriented work
Caution areas
  • Can be overly cautious
  • May be pointed in communication
  • Uncomfortable with ambiguity
  • Infrequent communication

“A Specialist is someone who takes pride in knowing their stuff, builds their confidence through gaining mastery, and sweats the details along the way. My Specialist “super powers” helped me gain credibility in my organization through leveraging my analytical skills to drive effective decisions and having strong standards for high quality work.”

— Sofia Morales

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 Specialist

Understanding the factors will allow you to better understand the common drives we see in Specialists. The image to the right is the most common pattern for Specialists, 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 you are as a Specialist, the next section will cover where you fit within a team.

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