Innovating Companion

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Innovating Companion

encouraging, motivating, nurturing

Your superpower:


You are the builder of spaces in which solutions arise.

Dynamics of the Leadership Task:

Autonomy Orientation and Identity
Developing and maintaining a clear identity of who you are is a central struggle for every leader. The degree of achievement will define your level autonomy, influence which roles you choose and shape your relationship with others.

Control Orientation and Intention
Leaders are geared to create impact, but vary on the extent they are guided by an inner calling. The orientation to control indicates how, as a leader, you hold yourself personally responsible to define strategies and drive implementation.

People Orientation and Inclusion
Leaders with a distinct people orientation will recognise that attaining desired outcomes is also the result of collaboration and inclusion. A high orientation will emphasise being part of a community and relying on others to cope with complexity.

About the Innovating Companion


You create opportunities for success and consider your employees to be a crucial part of achieving goals. The well-being of your employees is a high priority for you. You recognise potentials within the team and use your existing skills effectively.

Side Effects

You risk losing sight of your own goals while trying to please everyone. A little selfishness here and there won’t hurt. If you cater too much to your employees needs they will become too dependent on you. Your team has to be able to function without your intervention.


You accompany and support your team on the path to success. Your employees appreciate you and grow through your leadership. The human aspect is not lost on you, even when you are pushing your ideas and employees.


Write a CV for your future self.

Make sure that it is only about you. You can also be more private and write down your personal ambitions. No one will see your CV but you.

What do you notice? Do you perhaps not have many goals that concern yourself? Are you even able to write goals which do not include other people?

When writing your future CV you can work in three stages. Next year, in five years and in ten years. Naturally it is difficult to picture yourself in ten years’ time. It’s not explicitly about what you write down, but rather how you feel about it.

When you are done, take your time and carefully review what you have written down. Are you happy with your path to the future? If you would rather have a different CV you can always revise it. The point of this exercise is to learn to focus on yourself and to help you to become the leader that you are meant to be.

When you think of a collaboration, you think about people being in the same space.

Ali Shirazinia aka Dubfire

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