DRIVER

Drivers are effective, organized and goal-oriented. When you think of the responsible, executive-type, that would describe you.

HOW OTHERS SEE YOU

As a Driver, you respect rules and procedures that have been established that bring order and prevent chaos. However, this can lead others to sometimes perceive you as bossy, critical, boring, and stubborn.

BE SELF AWARE

But there is always room for growth in your leadership development! We never graduate from the school of self-awareness.

GROW YOUR STYLE

  • Relax and enjoy the ride. The world’s not perfect. Flex and be ready to change your plan!
  • It takes great people and great planning to succeed. Great planning is not your growth opportunity area. Concentrate on maturing your people skills.
  • Failure is essential to innovation and learning. Understand setbacks are setups for greater triumph!
  • Just because an idea doesn’t have a plan, doesn’t mean it won’t work. Come up with the plan, even if you disagree or it’s not your idea.
  • Don’t be intimidated by the popular or gifted communicator. Seek clarity. Ask your questions (with warmth and sincerity!). There are many ways to succeed and sometimes there is a great third option.
  • Watch your tone and tact. Alienating others is not how you access the help needed to succeed.

CHART YOUR DECA PATH

Through DECA, explore, experience, and learn in DECA’s key focus areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, business management, and entrepreneurship. Get prepared for your future college and career paths through DECA programs, activities, competitions, and recognition opportunities.

YOUR STYLE MAY REALLY ENJOY THESE

DECA COMPETITIVE EVENTS

DECA Competitive Events are industry-validated competitions that provide members with hands-on experiences and an opportunity to demonstrate your industry and career-related skills. Based on your DECA style, these are the recommended competitions that best align with your special talents and interests:

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DECA MISSION-BASED
OFFICER POSITIONS TO EXPLORE

CHAPTER CAMPAIGNS

Consider getting involved or leading one of the following DECA campaigns in with your chapter:

SCHOOL-BASED ENTERPRISE ROLES

Does your DECA chapter have a School-Based Enterprise? These are potential roles where your style can thrive within the business!

  • Manager The manager is in charge of and responsible for the total operations of the school-based enterprise/business. This person shall oversee the divisional managers and all business functions.
  • Operations Manager This teammember is in charge of handling the following activities:
    • Handling and controlling merchandise from receiving through the final sale
    • Handling space utilization, including the layout of merchandise units, maximizing the flexibility necessary to accommodate changes in the business
    • Finding improved ways to present, display, and promote the products carried
    • Controlling pilferage by maintaining a strong security system
    • Handling personnel schedules, training and performance evaluations
    • Developing necessary systems/procedures for “paper” control of merchandise and record keeping
    • Handling upkeep and maintenance of the business equipment and fixtures
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DECA CHALLENGES

DECA members can demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. The following DECA Challenge aligns with the unique strengths and interests for your style:

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