The fifth leg – Champion

This continues our look at the book, The Starfish and the Spider.

A champion is relentless in promotion a new idea.‚  Catalysts are charismatic, but champions take it to the next level.‚  A catalyst’s charisma has a sublety to it.‚  Catalysts inspire and naturally connect people, but there’s nothing subtle about the champion.

Champions are inherently hyperactive.‚  Like catalysts, they operate well in non-hierachical environments, but they tend to be more like salesmen than organizer or connectors.‚  Selling is what they do.

In a decentralized organization, champions take over for the catalysts and make things happen on a much larger scale.

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

He has also pastored 3 churches and loves to think about, write about and podcast about scripture, theology, and leadership.

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