The V9 Profile
During Tim Wade’s speeches, he often refers to and explains the V9 profile. It is an awareness tool and framework around which participants can gain a greater understanding of how they are behaving and thinking. In particular it reveals four mindsets and nine character types that tend to reveal how people are processing and responding to events and information. This is important in business because sometimes when leaders reveal a vision, mission and strategy to a team, communicate and train the requirements effectively, often the execution still fails to deliver what the strategy had designed. Often this is the result of a poor employee mindset, and the conditioning of the corporate culture.
In the above video, Tim Wade is interviewed on the Full Potential Show by talk show host, James Rick in the USA. Titled “FP #162: How to Develop a Victorious Mindset – Tim Wade with James Rick” It is a 40-minute video that explains what V9 is, and how it can help give us a framework from which to reach our full potential.
James Rick writes, “Tim Wade is a professional speaker who is developing and motivating people to produce results. In his 20 years of corporate leadership, consulting, and speaking, he has observed that people would process and filter the same set of information in completely different ways. This prompted him to make a study of different character profiles, and he came up with the V9 profile where people are grouped together and categorized according to their character and perspectives.
“In this interview, Tim talks about how he’s helping individuals and teams develop their ability to achieve greater results by combining psychology with practical business mechanics. He also discusses the V9 profile which helps people increase their awareness, and the psychology of character development for positive results.”
LEARN MORE: click the above image to learn more about the structure of V9…
READ MORE: click above to read Tim Wade’s V9 article that appeared in Walk Your Talk magazine in Singapore in early 2010, titled V9: the 9 characters to Victory
MEET TIM WADE: click on the above image to find out more about Tim Wade and his background, clients and testimonials
ATTEND & DEVELOP: click above to attend the next public workshop presented by Tim Wade, and work through the profile and your roadmap to stepping into your greater potential.
Concepts from the Video
A NEW PLAN OF ACTION…
People can respond in a number of ways when faced with a new plan of action.
Some people would get it straight away and say yes, we can do it!
Others would say, I don’t know; what’s in it for me?
There are those who would say, It’s fine, and then destroy the whole plan upon execution.
A few would work as hard as they can but would achieve little.
WHEN THE PLAN FAILS…
People in the corporate world often explain the failure to successfully execute a good strategy with:
• We didn’t communicate the strategy well enough
• We didn’t train the people well enough
But if it was communicated well enough and trained well enough, then why did the people not get it, learn it and deliver it? Maybe they’re not thinking right…
THE V9 PROFILE
A. V9 MINDSETS
Depending on your default mindset, your psychology and thinking style is different -
1. VICTOR – They have a positive relationship with themselves and with others
• They have positive possibility thinking.
2. VICTIM – They have a poor relationship with themselves and with others.
• They complain a lot and tend to blame everybody else.
3. MERCENARY – They have a fantastic relationship with themselves, but have a poor relationship with other people.
• They think only of themselves and don’t care about others.
4. MARTYR – They have a poor relationship with themselves but have a great relationship with everybody else
• They do everything for everybody else but are suffering inside.
B. V9 CHARACTERS
Each character has their own behaviors and attributes that either help them grow or hold them back.
1. LEADER – He is between the victor and the mercenary.
• He is willing to do things that may be unpopular as long as they’re for the good of others.
• He who lets his ego take the better of him may fall into the level of a MERCENARY.
• The LEADER falls into a LONER when he shifts from we to me.
• The LEADER who starts developing other people becomes a DEVELOPER.
2. DESTROYER – They sabotage everything.
• They blame others and make sure everybody pays
3. FOLLOWER – They don’t have a clear vision-mission to themselves, so they adopt somebody else’s.
• They lose their identity when they’re separated from that particular vision-mission.
• They do things the best they can but don’t have accountability.
4. SUFFERER – They define their identity based on the opinion of others.
• They accept all tasks to be popular but don’t complete anything.
5. GIVER – They give incessantly until they’re exhausted.
6. TAKER – They don’t want to share information or knowledge with others.
7. SEEKER – They always ask questions because they want to learn and grow.
• This is the doorway to the victor mindset.
• Their questions lead to solutions.
• They practice humility by accepting they don’t know everything.
Oscillate between the 4 characters that sit on the mindset of victory
• Be the SEEKER – Start asking better questions that will lead you to the answers.
• Be the LEADER – Have a vision-mission and develop the power to influence others, and communicate effectively to let people help you.
• Be the DEVELOPER of people and all areas of your life.
• Be the GIVER – Give of your time, enthusiasm, resources, and money, and invest.
Your mindset is really just a filtering and processing mechanism that has been conditioned but it can be reconditioned