Rodney Govender

Project Manager

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Technical skills

Emotionally Intelligent Influential speaker Coaching

Areas of interest

Mindfulness Football Meditation Project Methodology

Summary

Personality
How he behaves
Motivations
What he wants to do
Reasoning
What he is capable of doing

Talent

Personal pitch

Financial Services Project Manager with 10 years experience across South Africa's Banking and Insurance community.


Shape

Behavioural style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make him 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: Promoter

Rodney Govender comes across as someone determined and strong-minded. He is proactive and always on the lookout for suggestions and initiatives to take his work forward. He has a flexible approach to his job and can easily handle change and unexpected events. The engaging way in which he presents his ideas leaves those he talks to in little doubt - you want to follow his lead. His leadership and passion for continual progress make him an extraordinary driving force in a team.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • He finds it easy to be assertive in his relationships, and sets the agenda.
  • He is a critical thinker and only accepts reasoned ideas.
  • He finds it easy to socialize and is approachable.
Work management
    He has a practical approach, geared towards action.
    He strives for excellence and is not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    He tackles one task at a time to avoid losing his focus.
Emotional management
    He expresses his feelings and finds it easy to communicate with others.
    He is responsive, very energetic and has a sense of urgency.
    He shows discernment and makes judgments based on facts.

Talents

#lead #approachable #direct #detached #confident #critical #focused #practical #change #organised #tenacious #initiative #expressive

Areas of improvement

    He could leave more room for others, avoid intervening in every decision.
    He would benefit from letting others fully express themselves before voicing reservations about their suggestions.
    He could probably be more focused on the job at hand if he limited his interactions.

Drive

What motivates him the most...

Working as part of a team
Having a positive impact on the world
Analyzing data

What motivates him the least...

Working in a disciplined environment
Being recognized by others
Being rewarded

How he manages his energy

Rodney Govender channels most of his energy towards taking action. His main drivers push him to act and take risks. He needs to be stimulated to maintain his interest in his activity or role. For him, stability is synonymous with boredom and weariness. It is better to give him new challenges often.

The activities he prefers

ANALYZE
Think

Analysis is a key source of personal satisfaction for Rodney Govender. He enjoys being able to approach situations in an objective and rational manner. He is particularly invested in ensuring important decisions be made in this way, rather than based on intuition or to satisfy others' expectations.

DESIGN
Think

Rodney Govender is interested in activities that require his creativity. This is particularly true when it comes to planning and organizing his work. He values having the possibility to think and act as he likes.

COORDINATE
Interact

Rodney Govender is particularly motivated and invested when coordinating projects. He especially enjoys being able to work in a team to achieve concrete objectives.

The work environment he prefers

#studious #flexibility #professional #agility #calm #adaptability #concentration #freedom #serious

His management style

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

What this means

Rodney Govender is a manager who challenges people and gives clear instructions. He is driven by results and sets high standards. He's interested in results above all else, even if he knows the path there is difficult and challenging, and this is the spirit he wants to inspire in his teams.

The management style he seeks

VISIONARY
Come with me
PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?

His ideal manager

Rodney Govender expects a manager to actively listen and define group objectives collectively. He is motivated by leaders who involve the whole team in the pursuit of goals. He needs a manager who gives meaning to his work, and who is less attached to intended results, focusing rather on the best way to achieve them.

The culture in which he blossoms

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

The ideal culture for him

Rodney Govender has the capacity to thrive in a wide range of cultures. There is no standard approach or environment that suits him better than others. He finds advantages and drawbacks in every type of work environment. His level of commitment will therefore not be determined by the culture of the company, but rather by whether his role has the potential to make him feel fulfilled. If his main motivational factors are satisfied by the role, he will be capable of adapting and thriving in any environment.


brain

His way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Reasoned

Tendency to dedicate time to ensuring decisions are right.

Learning style Implement

Ability to build on other people's knowledge.

How he learns new skills and concepts

When it comes to learning new skills, Rodney Govender will progress faster through a practical approach. He finds it hard to assimilate information without seeing it applied practically first. He will do best if he is taught how to do something new or complex before he tackles it by himself.

Careful in his approach, Rodney Govender prefers to rely on proven strategies. He is observant and tends to adopt tried-and-true concepts that he can trust thoroughly. In this sense, he finds it easier to learn from information provided.