I'm looking for a clever way to describe someone who likes to be positive and have fun but who is also serious about getting work done. The phrase "work hard, play hard" comes to mind, but I'm not fond of the word "play" in this context. So, is there another term or phrase that embraces this juxtaposition and can ideally be used as a pseudo-title for this person during an upcoming team building activity I'm planning? It doesn't have to be a single-word, but short and sweet is preferred. Nouns or adjectives are acceptable in this case.
A clever way to approach this:
Part 1: Title of respect
Admiral:the commander in chief of a navy; a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard who ranks above a vice admiral and whose insignia is four stars
Captain: a military leader : the commander of a unit or a body of troops
Chief: accorded highest rank or office
Above definitions Merriam Webster
Part 2: Work Hard
Efficient: someone who is efficient works well and quickly and is good at organizing their work in the way that gets the best results
Productivite: working hard and producing or achieving a lot
Diligent: someone who is diligent works very hard and very carefully
Above definitions from Macmillan Dictionary
Part 3- Play Hard
Leisure: freedom provided by the cessation of activities
Entertainment: amusement or diversion provided especially by performers
Recreation: refreshment of strength and spirits after work
Above definitions from Merriam Webster
Admiral Productive Entertainer CELO- Chief Effective and Leisure Officer Captain of Dilligence and Recreation
- (of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas.
a dynamic young advertising executive
This can be said of someone who has the energy to carry on their work as if it is a fun thing to do, while very dedicated and tuned in.
Lighthearted yet dedicated
- (1.1) (of a person or their behavior) cheerful and carefree.
excited, lighthearted chatter
- (of a person) devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.
a team of dedicated doctors
This, to me, would imply someone who is a hard worker with a light personality to enjoy the work.
This sounds to me like a person who can be described as a Type A Personality
Type A and Type B personality hypothesis describes two contrasting personality types. In this hypothesis, personalities that are more competitive, highly organized, ambitious, impatient, highly aware of time management and/or aggressive are labeled Type A, while more relaxed, less 'neurotic', 'frantic', 'explainable', personalities are labeled Type B.
In colloquial use, calling someone a "Type A person" implies they need to "be the best" and achieve excellence at work, or win #1 when playing a game, and they are unsatisfied with just "getting by" in either domain.
While "Type A and B" personality theory has been mostly scientifically discredited and replaced by the five factor personality model in the modern research, the phrase "Type A personality" remains commonly understood in colloquial use to mean someone who has a "work hard, play hard" attitude.