- Gallup Theme Thursday Webcast Series
- Season 2, Developer
- Learn what Developer looks like when you use theme dynamics, and how it combines with and complements your other talent themes.
On this Theme Thursday Season 2 webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant, discussed the theme of Developer.
People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme derive satisfaction from evidence of progress. Developer is the ability to eagerly participate in the growth of other people. Developer has a radar out for potential. People with high Developer are comfortable with what is not there yet which can make them bold, brave and determined. Developer is always about other people and human growth, which sets Developer apart from Restorative and Maximizer, it is definitely about human growth. Developer celebrates incremental progress. Developer is on an infinite adventure because there is no end point as each piece of progress is meaningful; constant development along the way; living in the moment in improving. Developer actively invests in furthering the development of others. Developer helps groups develop "bench strengths," which means there is someone who can take your place on the team.
Discussing "raw" and "mature" strengths is a conceptual way to think about development. Raw Developer is picky, while mature Developer is patient. Mature Developer doesn't focus on what is missing, but rather, on what is coming. Raw Developer can be critical and mature Developer is compassionate. Raw Developer thinks, "You have a long way to go." Mature Developer thinks, "Together we grow."
To learn more about Developer, watch the full video or listen to the audio above.