Phindiwe Maka

Writer

  • Bachelor

Technical skills

communication Photoshop InDesign Soft Skills

Areas of interest

reading traveling writing food

Summary

Personality
How they behave
Motivations
What they want to do
Reasoning
What they are capable of doing

Talent

Personal pitch

I am a self-motivated person who is always eager to learn more and take up new challengers.


Shape

Behavioral style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make her feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilize

Behaviors in the "influence" category are linked to providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilize others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilize
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviors in the "Cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively
Think
Think

Definition

Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviors in the "think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision
Innovate
Act
Act

Definition

Take initiative / Plan and organize / Inspect and Improve

Behaviors in the "act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organize
Inspect and Improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviors in the "feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Development potential
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Undeveloped:
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Initiator

Rarely short of ideas, Phindiwe Maka is quick to take the initiative. She likes instigating change at work and needs constant stimulation to keep boredom at bay. She makes sure collaborators are onboard with the suggestions she puts forward, listening to others carefully and making decisions as a group. She is capable of advancing with determination, but also of questioning her approach based on feedback. What's more, she has the capacity to strengthen ties within teams.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • She is humble and does not impose her authority.
  • She gets straight to the point, avoids overstating.
  • She establishes genuine relationships and shows an interest in people
Work management
    She adapts easily to change, and considers change positive.
    She tackles one task at a time to avoid losing her focus.
    She strives for excellence and is not satisfied with the bare minimum.
Emotional management
    She is responsive, very energetic and has a sense of urgency.
    She shows discernment and makes judgments based on facts.
    She expresses her feelings and finds it easy to communicate with others.

Talents

#modesty #attentive #sincere #focused #change #initiative #responsive

Areas of improvement

    She would benefit from being more assertive in her relationships, getting her points of view across.
    She could concentrate for longer on each subject and avoid, as much as possible, getting distracted from her work.
    She could communicate more effectively by further advocating for her ideas.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Having autonomy
Creating new things
Having clearly defined tasks

What motivates them the least...

Working in a reassuring environment
Having influence
Seeking competition

How they manage their energy

Phindiwe Maka divides her energy equally between dynamism and stability. Some of her main drivers push her towards taking action and seeking stimulation. However, she also needs a certain stability and sound bearings in order to feel comfortable in a professional environment. It is important that she finds this balance in order to fully invest herself in her role.

The activities they prefer

DESIGN
Think

Design is one of the activities that highly interests Phindiwe Maka. She very much enjoys being able to contribute her ideas and imagine things that don't yet exist. She is reluctant, however, to devote time to design in vague contexts or without a clear framework.

ORGANIZE
Act

Organizing work is an activity in which Phindiwe Maka takes particular pleasure. She prefers that projects be structured before any work actually begins. She also wants to produce work that is quantifiable and respects set deadlines.

SUPPORT
Interact

It is important for Phindiwe Maka to have a role that allows her to support those around her. Indeed, she largely prioritizes support over competition. She enjoys creating bonds and fostering cohesion among team members.

The work environment they prefer

#relaxed #respect #friendly #process #hospitable #method #proximity #principle #welcoming

Their management style

EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first
VISIONARY
Come with me

What this means

Phindiwe Maka is a manager with a clear vision who actively listens to others. She's always there for others because - in her view - a leader should be interested first and foremost in the people they manage, before focusing on results. She also positions herself as a guide, a reference point for the future.

The management style they seek

VISIONARY
Come with me
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

Their ideal manager

Phindiwe Maka expects a manager to provide a clear vision and actively listen to the team. She needs to know that her manager is there for her. She believes a leader must be interested first and foremost in the people they manage, before focusing on results. Her manager must also act as a guide, a point of reference for the future.

The culture in which they blossom

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for them

Phindiwe Maka thrives in cultures geared towards relationships and a collective spirit, where human aspects are prioritized, and everyone feels like they belong. This means environments where rules are adapted to ensure everyone's needs are accounted for, and where mutual respect is a top value. She avoids results-driven or data-driven workplaces, preferring cultures centered around collaboration and collective projects. She considers it important that this mindset be shared across the company.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Reasoned

Tendency to dedicate time to ensuring decisions are right.

Learning style Deepen

Ability to progress by putting proven concepts to use.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Phindiwe Maka has a considerable aptitude for assimilating new knowledge. She can learn from advice and from information she gathers on her own. Although she can find it helpful, she does not necessarily have to put new skills into practice in order to master them.

Careful in her approach, Phindiwe Maka prefers to rely on proven strategies. She is observant and tends to adopt tried-and-true concepts that she can trust thoroughly. In this sense, she finds it easier to learn from information provided.