Emerging Leaders: The Facilitator, Cori Powers
Recognizing Leadership Style:
Center for Work Life was honored to ask Cori Powers, Marketing Director at The Health Law Firm, some questions about her leadership qualities. She answered an array of questions in different categories, but agreement, enthusiasm, loyal, practical and ethical were terms with which she seemed to most identify. These are strengths of the Facilitator Leadership Style and they have helped Cori to accomplish great things in her career. Cori has a Journalism degree from the College of Mass Communication at Texas Tech University. She is a success driven self-starter who has previously worked at Katy ISD, KWES-TV, and Wellons Communications.
Facilitative leaders like Cori usually have three main values: team spirit, simplicity and loyalty. Additional important values for Facilitators include diversity, ethics, equality, belonging, inclusion, respect and peace. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, Indian-American business executive, is the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, and according to Presentation Trainer, Marion Chapsal, Indra also largely embodies the Facilitator style.
After we helped Cori identify her style, we explained the strengths of this style and also helped her identify qualities of the opposite leadership style. Opposite styles best help each other improve their weaknesses. Looking for leaders of the opposite style as mentors and mentees facilitates growth for both parties. Achievers are the opposite of Facilitators. Achievers bring to their organizations a determination to achieve and an effective, focused and fast-paced working style. Sensitive to concrete results, Achievers are more comfortable with concise and factual information rather than too much detail. Assertive and direct, they can sometimes become blunt and impatient under stress.
Cori is a great example of a strong leader and her thirst for growth enables continued impact. Benjamin Franklin said it well “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
Want to know more about leadership styles? Check out the information below and continue checking-in on Emerging Leaders blog posts.
This is part of the Emerging Leaders Blog series. Center for Work Life put on thinking caps to determine a method for reaching out and assisting leaders in the local Orlando community. The Emerging Leaders blog series is the result. Based on the SPM (Spony Profiling Model), created by Dr. Gilles Spony at Cranfield School of Management, Presentation Trainer Marion Chapsal, developed a model of 12 leadership styles. The purpose of determining one’s fit in the model is to understand their strengths and learn from a mentor with the opposite leadership style. Not only has this series assisted notable female professionals who have participated, but these posts are also designed to help readers assess their own style. Each blog post reveals a leadership style, discusses that style’s characteristics and features a local leader who embodies the style.
The 12 leadership styles include the achiever, analyzer, driver, facilitator, humanist, innovator, maintainer, moderator, monitor, networker, persuader and pioneer.