Riaan Mostert

Creative Director

  • Professional

Technical skills

Photoshop CC Illustrator CC InDesign CC Cinema 4D Office 365
Photography Production Management Project Management Studio Management

Areas of interest

Design Architecture Photography

Summary

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

Talent

Personal pitch

I’m a Creative artist who mainly works with mixed media. By emphasising aesthetics, I try to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.


Shape

Behavioural style

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

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilise

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

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilise
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviours 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 behaviours 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

Behaviours 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 behaviours 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 organise / Inspect and Improve

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

Take initiative
Plan and organise
Inspect and Improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviours 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 behaviours 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: Partner

Producing high quality work is a priority for Riaan Mostert. Thorough, precise and structured, they strive to avoid mistakes in their work. Their diligent attitude is the result of the importance they place on other people's point of view. They listen to ideas, suggestions, and feedback. They are therefore easy to work with, giving others space, providing support as needed, and performing their tasks meticulously.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • They get straight to the point, avoid overstating.
  • They entertain few relationships and hold back.
  • They establish genuine relationships and show an interest in people.
Work management
    They think things through, tackling problems from a conceptual angle.
    They structure their work, plan it and follow procedures.
    They are tenacious and not easily discouraged.
Emotional management
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.
    They control their emotions and do not let others be affected by them.
    They ensure their decisions are reliable by assessing the outcomes.

Talents

#attentive #observant #sincere #tolerant #conceptual #organised #tenacious #formalistic #factual #self-controlled #reassuring

Areas of improvement

    They could show more liveliness and enthusiasm when interacting with others.
    They could communicate more effectively by further advocating for their ideas.
    They would benefit from being more proactive in their relationships, initiating conversations with those around them.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Helping others
Excelling every day
Meeting new people

What motivates them the least...

Having an attractive salary
Being recognised by others
Having influence

How they manage their energy

Riaan Mostert divides their energy equally between dynamism and stability. Some of their main drivers push them towards taking action and seeking stimulation. However, they also need a certain stability and sound bearings in order to feel comfortable in a professional environment. It is important that they find this balance in order to fully invest themselves in their role.

The activities they prefer

PROPEL
Act

It is essential for Riaan Mostert to be able to invest themselves in an activity where they have to initiate the action process. They are satisfied when pushing projects forward and producing results. They are impatient and seek to instil a dynamic approach to work.

EVALUATE
Reflect

Evaluating is an activity that highly suits Riaan Mostert. They particularly like to be a point of reference when evaluating a subject. They like providing their critical view and their opinions, and comparing them to others'. Evaluating is, therefore, a key source of motivation for them.

PERFECT
Act

Riaan Mostert enjoys dedicating their energy to perfecting their work and polishing its presentation. It is important for them that their work be perfect in terms of accuracy but also aesthetics. They could find it frustrating to have to compromise on these aspects because of time constraints or because of conflicting priorities.

The work environment they prefer

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

Their management style

PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?
EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first

What this means

Riaan Mostert is a manager whose foremost concern is the team's wellbeing. They strive to listen to others and take their individual limitations into account. They are an inspiration for employees who prefer a manager that acknowledges human aspects instead of focusing solely on results. They are motivated by teamwork and by fostering a collective spirit.

The management style they seek

WINNER
Watch and do as I do
DIRECTIVE
Do what I tell you

Their ideal manager

Riaan Mostert expects a manager to challenge them while providing clear directives. They are driven by results and high standards. They need a manager who focuses on results above all else, even if the path to achieving them is difficult and demanding. They thrive on challenges and are motivated by assertive leaders.

The culture in which they blossom

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

The ideal culture for them

Riaan Mostert has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits them better than others. They find advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. Their level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether their role has the potential to make them feel fulfilled. If their main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, they will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Complex

Capacity to comprehend new and strategic subjects.

Decision-making Prudent

Tendency to take the time to make the most of available resources.

Learning style Innovate

Ability to easily assimilate new concepts through analysis.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Brilliant from an intellectual point of view, Riaan Mostert tends to easily assimilate foreign concepts. They are able to understand new or complex subjects without needing to put them into practice. This means they can develop their skills by researching and reading on diverse subjects. They need to be intellectually stimulated by their work, and might get easily bored otherwise.

Riaan Mostert's spontaneous nature leads them to learn by testing out concepts and techniques themselves. They finds that the best way to acquire new knowledge is to first try, develop their understanding through failure, and then try again. They can sometimes lack patience. To assimilate new ideas or new knowledge, they first need to experiment by themselves.