The 4 Archetypes of Plato: The Maker

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Text comes from: Schlau statt perfekt: Wie Sie der Perfektionismusfalle entgehen und mit weniger Aufwand mehr erreichen (2015) from Dr. Stefan Fourier, published by BusinessVillage Verlag, Reprints by friendly permission of the publisher.
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The creator develops strategies and plans, motivates people to actively engage, supports them at work, in learning and promotes their own development, But is a doer automatically a leader?


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Dr. Stefan Fourier stefan-fourierDr. Stefan Fourier is a German business consultant, scientist and author.


The leader

It is true that the maker controls, realizes goals, goes through. He is the problem-solver, the impulse, and the one who sets the parameters.

And in Company The archetype of the creator fills the management positions on the most different levels. But a doer is far from being a leader.

Where do we find the qualities of the maker?

Of course, managing directors, heads of departments, and masters have a lot of skills, otherwise they would not occupy these positions, at least not long. Many engineers, salespeople, marketing specialists, artists and politicians have a lot to offer.

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They cause something, are active out of themselves, on their own. In families these qualities are found with mother or father. Frequently the great brothers also characterize these qualities very early. They go ahead, lead their siblings and tear them.

The Great Mistake Mistake

Wait a minute, maybe you'll think now, these are guide features! That's a big mistake that has spread in our society.

For our Western understanding, leaders are those who storm in the first place, govern everything and determine it through this activity, through goals and control over others.

Real leadership, the development of meaning, often comes too short

Because we take leadership for that and elevate it to a leadership cliché, the real leadership, meaning development, confidence building, and impact on the social system, is usually too short. We also complain.

We feel this lack of leadership, although or perhaps because the world is full of activities in the sense of the archetypal maker. We have a false idea of ​​what leadership is, believing that it is directly focused on daily activities. But that's the creator's archetype.

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The important doer role

The maker is very important in all our social systems. If it is not occupied or deficient, the development stagnates.

Without a doer there would be no beautiful houses, no modern cars, no full shops, no health system, no functioning schools. The makers ensure that families have a good home, that there is always something to eat on the table, that the TV works and that Facebook grows.

Light and shadow are close together

Their activities also create conflicts. They enforce their goals and their will in any case and even accept wars in extreme cases.

In none of the archetypal roles are light and shadow as close together as the creator's. Here is the comparison with the hammer, with which you can build a house or kill someone in a very clear way.

Beware of the tendency to forced

Individuals who are predominantly in the making of creativity - this can be done by the possession of a certain, responsible position or by a personal inclination to the activity, perhaps even to the exercise of power - most likely in perfectionism.

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Doers also cause conflicts

For them, there is an acute danger of overgrowing their role, of losing their sovereignty and of compulsively acting in all areas.

They are always at least 100 percent and also demand that from their fellow human beings. They have no ear for the 80 percent idea until it collapses on their own. For them, the occasional taking of the archetypal role of the co-maker would be recommended.

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