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What Will A Custodian Bring To Your Team?

July 14, 2023

A Custodian is a person who can nurture and support the ideas of others and bring them to life, while guarding and protecting the assets and resources under their care. Their gentle and supportive energy is grounded in their understanding of reality, resources, timing, and practical considerations. They excel in their ability to get tasks done, maintain routines and honour commitments and deadlines, while ensuring that the right activity delivers tangible results.


Buzz words for a job description:

Nurture, be the consistent support in the background, supportive energy, get things done, tick things off, doing things in a timely manner, organised, routine-focused, honour commitments and deadlines, supporting the team, making sure things happen.

What will “land” at interview?

  • Show them that they’ll be connected to the people they work with and the work they do
  • Show them clearly what different they can make in the background
  • Show them what harmony looks like in your business
  • Contentment and rhythm in the team
  • How they can affect control and order
  • That what they will be doing is important and meaningful
  • A sense of routine

What will switch them off at interview?

  • Disharmony in the team or conflict
  • Pressuring them into making decisions
  • Not listening to them
  • Show them plans that are unachievable or unrealistic
  • The feeling that the business/team is out of control
  • Chaos
  • Take care if they will be working in isolation – they will likely find it tough. Constant communication can help to rescue this


Rewarding a Custodian

  • They will respond well when their reward is tied to their ability to care for and look after a team
  • Link their reward to sustainable operational performance
  • Link performance bonuses or commission on account management (rather than sales) to operational metrics, customer retention measures or customer loyalty feedback so that the return is linked directly to the Custodian’s natural energy.

If you have a role coming up in the next few months and you want to talk it through, please get in touch.

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