executive Coaching and Workshops
CAN KNOWING YOUR PERSONALITY TRAITS MAKE YOU A BETTER LEADER?
We address the growing need to understand the way we humans wound up being and understanding our strong suites and our limitations. Being able to see our contradictions and our collective human foibles provides excellent clarity and opportunities for increased effectiveness.
There are many different types of personality. Personality affects how people think, feel, and act in every situation, especially in the workplace. So does personality type determine your effectiveness as a leader? Is there one best personality type that makes a good leader?
We encourage people to maintain an awareness that the primary purpose of identifying traits, is to understand that we are all different. Personality traits are a useful starting point for understanding some of these differences. Without some description and explanation of fundamental differences between people, it is widespread for individuals to think that everyone is like them or should be like them. This then can lead to conflict, criticism, and a lack of respect in relationships.
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS OF PERSONALITY TYPES
Research is proving that we are biased towards the world around us and use stereotypes all the time. Our brains are wired towards patterns and similarities, while the difference is harder to accommodate.
Unconscious biases are:
- Attitudes beyond our regular perceptions of ourselves and others
- Reinforced by our environment and experiences
- The basis for many of our patterns of behavior about diversity.
GROUP CULTURE ANALYSIS
Group culture has a significant impact on the behavior, attitudes, and satisfaction of each group member. People who fit into the culture often feel right at home in the group. But for other people, culture leads them to feel like strangers in a strange land. The environment makes them feel uncomfortable. Culture also has implications for the group as a whole. It affects such things as the pace at which work gets done, how outsiders are treated, the attention paid to detail, or risks that the group takes. These, in turn, influence the success of the group in meeting its goals. Where does the group culture come from?