Reaching the end of our 5 Voices tour, we arrive at the Pioneer Voice.

While the least common Voice -- only 7% of the population -- it won't be hard to find a few Pioneers in your life. They are often in positions of leadership because of these key strengths:

  • Champions of strategic vision, getting results, and problem-solving
  • Effective at aligning people, systems, and resources
  • Use logic and rationality to communicate a compelling vision
  • Motivated to win and believe anything is possible

Like all Voices, the Pioneer Voice also has its challenges:

  • Can quickly dismiss ideas of people whose competence they question
  • Can appear (or be) arrogant and self-focused

Common stress triggers:

  • Time wasting
  • Perceived incompetence
  • Threats to their vision

Want to empower the Pioneers in your life?

  • It's simple: just affirm their competence

Consider this:

  • How much do you relate to the Pioneer Voice?
  • Rate it high/medium/low and keep track of your responses to each Voice. This will help you determine your Voice Order -- the relative strength with which you use each Voice.

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