Some leaders can be blind to the needs, experiences and expectations of other individuals and of their organization. In contrast, effective leaders increase clarity by understanding and applying the science of personality.
All CEOs face times when consensus just isn’t possible, even with good dialogue. Whatever decision you make, some will be happy and some unhappy. Then what?
Opening Day of baseball season is a day filled with hope, expectation, and a chance for redemption from the past. Wouldn’t it be great if, in the world of work, all of us—leaders, employees, and customers could start fresh and all that really mattered was what happens going forward?
The biological functioning of the brain notices 200 possibilities of difference, which results in a strong tendency to classify others as “them”. Luckily, we can over-ride these impulses with conscious choices.
Developing and aligning around competencies and expectations can help organizations provide leaders with information about norms, culture and values. Skilled coaches and psychologists use assessments to understand the personality characteristics that underlie those competencies.
The work I do with leaders fits that sweet spot where my values, my talents and the needs of the world overlap. I get to see growth and transformation in others that lead from their true self, and that inspires me.