Izak Louw

Product Manager

  • Bachelor

Summary

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

Talent

Personal pitch

Izak Louw, Product and Pricing Analyst


Shape

Behavioral 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

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

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 Izak Louw. 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 are humble and do not impose their authority.
  • They entertain few relationships and hold back.
  • They speak with spontaneity and say what they think.
Work management
    They are meticulous, check their work and make few mistakes.
    They tackle one task at a time to avoid losing their focus.
    They rely on their points of reference and prefer continuity to change.
Emotional management
    They control their emotions and do not let others be affected by them.
    They are self-possessed and keep their cool when dealing with external events.
    They ensure their decisions are reliable by assessing the outcomes.

Talents

#modesty #attentive #observant #straightforward #detached #confident #focused #conservative #analytical #formalistic #calm #self-controlled #reassuring

Areas of improvement

    They would benefit from being more assertive in their relationships, getting their points of view across.
    They would be more efficient if they concentrated on the essentials, rather than trying to account for everything.
    They could forge bonds more easily with others if they shared more of their emotions and feelings.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Working in a reassuring environment
Maintaining personal balance
Having clearly defined tasks

What motivates them the least...

Excelling everyday
Helping others
Working as part of a team

How they manage their energy

Izak Louw's main drivers lead them to prioritize stability. They channel their energy into getting sound bearings and establishing reliable points of reference. They enjoy being able to establish an even rhythm for their daily activity at work. They avoid making decisions that may put them in a position of uncertainty.

The activities they prefer

EVALUATE
Think

Evaluating is an activity that highly suits Izak Louw. 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.

ORGANIZE
Act

Organizing work is an activity in which Izak Louw takes particular pleasure. They prefer that projects be structured before any work actually begins. They also want to produce work that is quantifiable and respects set deadlines.

PERFECT
Act

It is important for them to be able to perfect their work. It is, indeed, a very stimulating activity for them because they put considerable emphasis on the quality of their work. They can be counted on to invest significant energy to this process because it is a source of motivation for them.

The work environment they prefer

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

Their management style

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

What this means

Izak Louw is a manager who challenges others while providing clear directives. They are driven by results and set high standards. They are interested in results above all else, even when they know the path to achieving them is difficult and demanding. They strive to inspire that same spirit in their team.

The management style they seek

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

Their ideal manager

Izak Louw expects a manager to challenge him while providing clear directives. He is 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 thrivea on challenges and are motivated by assertive leaders.

The culture in which they blossom

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

The ideal culture for them

Izak Louw thrives in structured environments that are geared towards results. They are well suited to working with strict principles and guidelines, because they rely on them as points of reference. They appreciate work contexts where the utmost is done to facilitate work and to guarantee the attainment of goals. They prefer cultures where people are evaluated on their accomplishments and their exemplary efforts. In this sense, they will be motivated by a competitive culture which provides clear rules and sets specific objectives.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Quick

Tendency to move quickly from one task to the next, without lingering on obstacles.

Learning style Innovate

Ability to easily assimilate new concepts through analysis.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Izak Louw has a considerable aptitude for assimilating new knowledge. They can learn from advice and from information they gather on their own. Although they can find it helpful, they do not necessarily have to put new skills into practice in order to master them.

Izak Louw'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.