As a Captain, you make things happen by empowering others. You’re a team assembler and a growth catalyst – intent on building the right team structure and culture. You prefer to lead with the “we” rather than the “me.” You’re inspired to create a shared enterprise of value through your three core gifts: strategic vision, values, and empowering others.
You want to build an enterprise of enduring value by unleashing the productive potential of individuals and teams.
You're dispassionate and focused on growth; careful to be consistent with mission, vision, and prior personal commitments.
You're direct, honest and consistent in communication, and in your expectations of individuals and teams.
You're consensus- driven - empowering others after setting clear goals and expectations, while consistently applying deeply held principles of honesty and transparency.
There are four distinct types of highly successful entrepreneurs: The Driver, The Explorer, The Crusader, and The Captain. Each builds differently. You are most like The Captain – with numerous implications for how you’ll best succeed in business.
We discovered these four Builder Types using a patented analytical methodology, supported by extensive quantitative research and hundreds of founder interviews. In chapter 5, you’ll find insights and stories from successful Captains like you—demonstrating how they’ve navigated the five dynamic challenges as Captains to build businesses of enduring value.
Thank you for taking a look. We hope you will find this framework and the supporting materials to be a helpful tool to employ in your own business ventures.
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