Action Wheel Leadership

Performance Preferences

 Using the Action Wheel to Optimize
Team Performance

The founder of our company, Dr. Robert Terry, wrote Authentic Leadership: Courage in Action, in which six dimensions of every action were identified. 

Performance Preferences

Just as each of us has physical defaults, like right- vs. left-handedness, we also each have 'performance defaults' that inform how we approach our work.

Have you ever wondered why some projects run smoothly from concept to completion, while other initiatives suddenly go off the rails? 

Do you find that you work well with some co-workers yet find it difficult, or even impossible, to work with others?

Our Performance Preferences Workshop will help you discover your own performance profile and explore how differences that frustrate you can be understood and even become the key to optimizing team performance.

Using Robert Terry's Action Wheel Methodology, we've identified 6 unique performance profiles. Do you recognize yourself in any of the profiles below?


My Personality: expressive, talkative, gregarious

I Like: staying in touch, having personal connection
I Expect From Others: empathy, sharing, openness


My Personality: innovative, imaginative, reflective

I Like: new ideas, creating, setting precedents
I Expect From Others: sincerity, humility, honesty


My Personality: visionary, goal oriented, resolute

I Like: starting things, the journey, "win-wins"
I Expect From Others: camaraderie, enthusiasm, challenge to the status quo


My Personality: inclusive, energizing, engaging

I Like: sharing ownership and responsibilities
I Expect From Others: participation, commitment


My Personality: ordered, planned, structured

I Like: clarity, details, concrete steps, order
I Expect From Others: thoroughness, consistency


My Personality: task oriented, results oriented

I Like: meeting challenges, having the answers
I Expect From Others: competence, contribution

Participants Will:

  • Identify natural performance defaults and under- stand why different aspects of projects appeal to you more than others
  • Understand how the performance styles of others complement your own working style
  • Appreciate everyone’s performance preferences and the contributions they make to a team’s performance

Who is This For?  

Whatever your position, you will gain insights into your natural performance defaults and those of your teammates.

These insights are meaningful for teams at all levels:

  • Divisional leadership teams
  • Executive leadership teams
  • Front-line teams
  • Back office teams
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