Risk-Taking team members do not mind taking the path less traveled. They enjoy being the one to push the edges of any situation.
Working with a team, Risk-taking team members are boldly curious. They are willing to shift course and pursue a new direction and would prefer for the team to pioneer the industry. Risk-taking team members speak and act with confidence. They are strong promoters of change.
Risk-taking team members can be so eager to try something groundbreaking that they can tune out important details. They might need to be reminded to think through scenarios and be prepared to communicate with the team or stakeholders if the action does not go as expected. The tendency to promptly move to action might also come across as a disregard of process and rules.
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Teams can rely on Risk-taking team members to be first movers and champions of change. They delight in identifying and trying alternative methods and processes. While they enjoy the “win” of being the first to try a new approach, they quickly recover from and have little fear of failure. Avoid micro-managing Risk-taking team members, as their methods are often unique and flexible. If needed, keep their spontaneity in check by consistently holding them accountable to check-in and progress monitoring processes used across the team.
You are not afraid to try never-before-seen practices in the organization. Grow your awareness of potential setbacks and impact, by role-playing or visualizing your steps before jumping into a new process or project. Be particularly mindful of how the new method will affect other team members and communication needed.