Belonging to the group according to the team role theory: Fire group

All types from this group are characterized by assertiveness in achieving their goals. Such people are charismatic, self-confident, and have a high work capacity. It's easy for individuals from the fire group to control other people, inspire others and manipulate them both for personal interests and for the good of the team.

It is these people who take responsibility for the overall result, strive to distribute tasks to team members, control the quality and timing of their implementation.

General characteristics

The Director is a person who puts together a team uniting completely different people for a common result. The Director always has a clear vision of the result; it is exactly this person who distributes functions in the team, encourages and punishes employees. It's widely believed that the most experienced employees should become Directors; however, recently, more and more young specialists have been successfully taking on this role.

As a rule, the Director is an excellent psychologist. They can skillfully manipulate other team members to achieve their goals. When necessary, they can be your best friend, but when they need to fine and fire you - they will do it. The Director can morally pressure, manipulate or flatter people so that each member of the team plays their part correctly on their movie set.

A good Director will always be able to find the right words to motivate employees, consider the strengths of each team member and create comfortable conditions for unleashing their potential.

The Director loves predictability and control to guide the team towards the defined goal.

Crisis situations are a great chance for the Director to prove themselves. They quickly take the situation into their hands, start giving clear instructions. Everyone else just needs to fulfill these instructions, and then everything will work out.


  • They're not afraid of responsibility.
  • They see the strengths of other team members and use their talents when assigning tasks.
  • They are not afraid to make important decisions.
  • They always have an action plan for the team.
  • They're good speakers and they have the power of persuasion.


  • They're constantly in a rush, may overlook red flags in the team mood.
  • They may get angry or desperate when things don't go according to their plan.
  • They often view team members only as a tool to achieve a goal, they don't care about their lives and emotions.
  • They expect team members who are not ready for it to take too much responsibility.
  • They tend to manipulate other team members.
  • They're often overconfident that they're right.

Interaction with other types

Most often, the Director interacts with the team through people from their group - the Analyst and the Warrior, preferring to control the process with the help of these people and avoiding implementation of their own solutions.

They are most likely to have conflicts with people demanding freedom of action and avoiding total control - Geniuses, Hermeses, Dreamers.

The Director may be influenced by the Idea Generator and the Soul of the Team. Therefore, it is very important for the Director to have a pragmatically thinking Analyst by their side, who will restrain them from making rash decisions.

Directors can annoy Experts and Blacksmiths with their lack of practical experience and insufficient knowledge of the matter.

Functions within the team

As a rule, the Director understands better than anyone else what kind of people the team needs, therefore it is them who are engaged in the selection of employees and conduct final interviews.

The Director distributes tasks among team members; together with the Analyst, they create plans and bring tasks to fruition, form new goals for Warriors and Experts.

The Director knows how to select Idea Generator's best suggestions, weigh their benefits for the team's work and make decisions on their implementation.

Recommendations for professional development

For professional growth, the Director needs to delve into practical aspects of the work performed by the team as much as possible. This will allow them to earn the respect of employees from the Earth group, who directly solve everyday problems, and, in general, improve their authority in the team.

The individual who has chosen the role of the Director is bound to constantly improve their communication skills, the art of oratory, to sharpen psychological techniques for influencing employees.

Many Directors led the team into crisis due to stubborn confidence in the correctness of their decisions and unwillingness to notice signals and advice indicating danger. A Director who knows how to respond to the team's mood promptly, listen to the advice of their co-workers, and be flexible in making important decisions, can take the team to the next level.