There are four scientifically-based patterns of behavior: pioneers, drivers, guardians and integrators. Knowing which traits emerge more strongly in which people can help employers drive more rewarding collaboration among teams. As for millennials, they can help us better understand our work styles and help us tap into our specific strengths.
Posts Tagged: Personality
Inclusive, creative and innovative workplaces need difficult people.
For at the end of the day it isn’t about living up to our primary personality and temperament preference, it is about recognizing the power of our opposite personality and temperament tendencies as well.
If you don’t share the same circuitry as an introvert, I hope this information helps you to understand a colleague or loved one just a little better.
Learning to navigate and working effectively with persistent waves of change is an essential skill in today’s world.
Joan Sutherland (1926 – 2010) is considered by many to be one of the greatest female opera singers of all time (if not the greatest). She was a true diva – from the Italian for “goddess”; the very embodiment of a prima donna – a “leading lady”. Yet Sutherland “was the most self-effacing of prima… Read more »
People are complex, variable and unpredictable. I like to think that we are more sophisticated than any 9-box grid, True Colors or personality test could ever hope to encompass. I feel violated when a marketer gets lucky and I suddenly “need” something I didn’t know even existed a few minutes earlier. Nonetheless, personality tests… Read more »
Motivation is tricky. Many great blogs like Doris Tirone’s post talk about the dangers of believing a supervisor alone can motivate someone to be more efficient. External (extrinsic) motivators like money or praise are helpful, but internal (intrinsic) motivators are stronger and salient. One of the tools I have found most useful to understanding intrinsic… Read more »
I spent this Saturday in a 5 hour session all about the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and how to translate an understanding about personality types into a tool to help navigate the workplace. If you’re not familiar with the assessment, it’s a quick quiz that determines your personality type along 4 trait dichotomies. In an… Read more »
Definition: A Rainmaker creates a significant amount of new business for a company. The Sales Lab Rainmaker Series is one rainmaker technique for technologists during the first 300 seconds (five minutes) of the monthly Capital Technology Management Hub Meeting. This is the handout for our December meeting. At the beginning of this Rainmaker presentation in… Read more »