Active Visionary

Strati-Pro series: Spotlight on Active Visionaries

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Our blog series on Strati Pro continues with a snapshot of another type: Active Visionary.

We’ve shared how using Strati Pro and understanding your work preferences and the preferences of your team can be powerful knowledge when running large strategic initiatives, but did you realize it can also help executives develop their teams?

The problem with not knowing your and your team’s preferences is that you may make wrong assumptions about what people get energy from, causing people to be working on the wrong things.

Thankfully, there is a solution and it’s relatively easy: discover how you and your team are naturally wired to work.

Many corporate leaders are Active Visionaries

Over the last 15 years, several thousand people (including many corporate leaders) have taken our Strati-Pro survey to discover where they and their colleagues get (and don’t get) their energy when it comes to executing initiatives and almost 15% are Active Visionaries.

Active Visionaries often like to focus on the big picture, are wired for project implementation, and enjoy interacting with others. Active Visionaries tend to jump from ideas to the “how,” without first defining the most important priorities that will make the idea succeed. When this happens, it can result in confusion, churn, and frustration (for everyone).

Active Visionaries can gain a lot by recognizing the things they don’t enjoy and tapping into strengths like setting and communicating visionary destinations and leveraging their natural wiring to work through people, including helping people wired for facts and planning see the big picture. 

They can also recognize that their lack of energy for things like analysis might mean they need to identify and develop a teammate to take on an important role in an initiative, giving them a chance to shine. 

We can help you and your team discover your preferences

When a strategic imitative succeeds, the whole team (and organization) benefits. Yet if teams aren’t aligned and people aren’t utilized for the skills they prefer, initiatives struggle (70% of strategic initiatives fail).

If you’d like to learn more about how we’ve helped clients like Coca-Cola, UPS, CNA Financial, United Airlines, and Elevance Health achieve this advantage, please send me an email at


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