For the above-mentioned reasons then, we believe that Musk would likely be the 12th character- The Judge– if we were able to profile him. His vision, the green element, is clearly dominant.
BOTH MUSK AND BEZOS HAVE THE ‘GREEN’ ELEMENT OF THE PERFECT TEAM COVERED
If we look at how Bezos has had success with Amazon, it’s been methodical and about focusing on the metrics.
He’s a numbers guy, who was great at product development and kept reinvesting. According to some reports, Amazon did not actually make a profit until 2003, nine years after being founded. During that time, Bezos continued to reinvest and focused on improving the customer experience.
It’s Bezos’s approach to metrics that provide an important learning here, and his process-oriented approach leads us to believe, therefore, that he would likely be our 9th character- The Analyst.
The vision, ‘green’, element- the ‘where’ and ‘when’ are both visible, as are the ‘red’ (why and who) and ‘blue’ (what and how) elements, but the blue element dominates.
If we look at Bezos’s space exploration business, Blue Origin, its mission proves this: focusing on a ‘step by step’ approach.
THE KEY LEARNINGS
As we have highlighted then, while both have all the elements needed for the perfect team equation, with Musk the green element dominates where with Bezos it’s the blue element.
Previously we have highlighted the importance of all three elements existing and balancing each other out if you are to build your perfect team.
As an extension of that then, a key learning from our comparison of Musk and Bezos, for all business leaders, CEOs and others, is that it does not matter which element dominates your leader- the important thing is that your team provides the balance of the other two elements.
What would you say your dominant element is? It’s important to remember that while nobody is perfect, your team can
be. Individually we all have strengths and weaknesses- and understanding these is important if you are to make a difference, plug the gaps and build that perfect team within your organisation.
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