The Effective Catalyst: An Analysis of the Traits and Competencies of Pioneers who have Catalyzed a Movement
This article reports on the largest-ever empirical research into the personal traits and competencies of an effective movement catalyst. The study compared survey results of 147 pioneers who catalyzed a movement with a control group of 160 pioneers who did not, spanning 38 countries across the globe. The study identifies 15 traits and competencies where effective catalysts rate themselves ≥ 4.5 on a 1-5 Likert scale, as well as where they show significantly higher self-ratings than non-catalyst pioneers in the same six regions. The study further identifies significant inhibiting and contributing (and internal/external) factors and their impact on the catalyzing of movements. Some of the study’s findings challenge the conventional understanding of an effective movement catalyst among movement thinkers.
2022-01-31 — Updated on 2022-01-31