Some psychologists might just have found the perfect leader profile

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Rare individuals that are at the boundary of two out of five change maker types seem to be the best people to lead companies through gainful change

This week we discovered the GC (Game Changer) Index, commissioned by Nathan Ott (a big name recruiter in London) and developed by expert psychologist Dr John Mervyn- Smith (pictured), which identifies five types of game-changers: The Strategy, who sees the future, The Game Changer, who transforms the future, The Playmaker, who orchestrates the future, The Implementer, who builds the future, and The Polisher, quo creates a future to be proud of. Here our favourite insights (excerpts from the article). You can find more information about the index here:

  • Game Changers “have the passion – often to the point of obsession – to push through their changes, often in the face of institutional inertia or outright resistance.”
  • A few change-makers fall on the cusp of the game-changer character type and the playmaker character type. These people are radical and passionate – but they are also engaging and easy to work with.
  • While game-changers often struggle to fit into corporate frameworks and loathe business clichés and jargon, game-changers with playmaker characteristics are more pragmatic – and are more willing to do what is necessary to push their changes through.

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