Everything you need to know about a Maverick

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 Maverick, the Team Type that Mavericks are associated with, how they balance other teams, and leadership styles associated with Mavericks.

Mavericks at work

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

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

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

Introducing the Maverick

Strengths
  • Innovative
  • Goal-oriented
  • Responds positively to challenges and pressure
Working styles
  • Socially informal and outgoing
  • Makes decisions quickly
  • Desires a work environment with a wide variety
Caution areas
  • May not adhere to structure or direction
  • Often struggles with delays
  • Needs to be reminded of others’ perspectives
Laura Morrison

“I always have opinions about how things should be done. I get energy when my idea becomes the idea. Wanting my voice heard is less about ego, and more about my willingness to fight for it.”

— Laura Morrison

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 Maverick

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

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