Christopher Jacobs

Sales

  • Master

Technical skills

Native English Spanish

Areas of interest

Cycling Gym Reading

Summary

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

Talent

Personal pitch

I respectfully ask you to place me into consideration for your European Graduate Program. I unrelenting desire to learn the investment, development, and operational management side of the commercial real estate business. I know that I can be of great value to Unibail-Rodamco as someone who is looking for a company to plant roots and learn quickly coming out of business school. I am an American with experience working in California commercial property management, but also have international experience working inside the European Union. I have no other obligation in my life at this point and I am willing to move and travel in order to gain experience by working hard and dedicating to a company like Unibail-Rodamco. I have just finished my second year of studying an MBA in international business at the Universidad de Alcalá near Madrid, Spain. I am originally from the United States, graduating from university in California. I speak English natively and I am fluent in Spanish. I just finished working for a software company near Madrid that makes supply chain management and ERP software products. I am energetic and a team player, but also can work independently and I am hungry to perform. Respectfully yours, Christopher Jacobs


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 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: Partner

Producing high quality work is a priority for Christopher Jacobs. 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 keep an emotional distance, protecting themselves in relationships.
  • They have a positive view of criticism and tolerate different points of view.
Work management
    They structure their work, plan it and follow procedures.
    They think things through, tackling problems from a conceptual angle.
    They are meticulous, check their work and make few mistakes.
Emotional management
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.
    They are responsive, very energetic and have a sense of urgency.
    They control their emotions and do not let others be affected by them.

Talents

#attentive #approachable #detached #tolerant #conceptual #organized #analytical #initiative #responsive #factual

Areas of improvement

    They could communicate more effectively by further advocating for their ideas.
    They could sometimes show more empathy towards those around them, be less hard on others.
    They would benefit from more often challenging the criticism they are given, rather than accepting it so easily.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Focusing on aesthetics
Working as part of a team
Focusing on quality

What motivates them the least...

Maintaining personal balance
Working in a fun environment
Seeking competition

How they manage their energy

Christopher Jacobs'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

PERFECT
Act

Perfecting is an activity in which Christopher Jacobs finds true satisfaction. They pay utmost attention to the quality of their work, in both substance (accuracy) and form (aesthethics). Being able to dedicate their energy to polishing their work is a major source of motivation for them.

SUPPORT
Interact

It is important for Christopher Jacobs to have a role that allows them to support those around them. Indeed, they largely prioritize support over competition. They enjoy creating bonds and fostering cohesion among team members.

ORGANIZE
Act

Christopher Jacobs likes getting involved in organizing and planning work because they need clear frameworks. It is important to them that the rules be respected. They do not feel a specific need to monitor their progress closely, but rather focus on following the established plan.

The work environment they prefer

#studious #strict #professional #process #demand #method #concentration #hierarchy #serious

Their management style

EMPATHETIC
Collaborators first
DIRECTIVE
Do what I tell you

What this means

Christopher Jacobs is a manager who explains to their employees exactly what they need to do in order to succeed. However, they still allow enough room for each of them to express themselves. As a leader, they are close to their subordinates, and are driven by results while still attaching importance to human aspects.

The management style they seek

PARTICIPATIVE
And you, what do you think?
COACH
Try this

Their ideal manager

Christopher Jacobs expects a manager to facilitate collective work and empower each team member. They need a manager who listens actively and is open to their ideas. They want a leader that sets individual development plans while still promoting teamwork. They place special importance on collective intelligence.

The culture in which they blossom

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

The ideal culture for them

Christopher Jacobs is best suited for highly structured cultures where each person has a clearly defined role. They like working in stable environments, with frameworks they can rely on in the long term. They will find disorganized and improvisational work environments hard to bear. They therefore prefer when everyone has a clear mission and nobody encroaches on other people's scopes. They prefer a culture that values the sense of duty, and where rules apply equally to everyone, facilitating good rapport between colleagues. When these conditions are met, they can commit for the long haul.


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

Christopher Jacobs 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.

Careful in their approach, Christopher Jacobs prefers to rely on proven strategies. They are observant and tend to adopt tried-and-true concepts that they can trust thoroughly. In this sense, they find it easier to learn from information provided.