Productivity Coach's Corner: Use Insight to Work Together...Better

Spend an hour this week studying you and the people you work with. And use that awareness to work together…better.

Are you an energetic leader...or do people describe you as reserved? Do you make generalizations or wait until you have as many facts as possible?

As you think of your preferences, you are a little bit different than the folks with whom you work, live, and love. Right?

We call the way we act and respond tendencies. To be productive, address two challenges:

  1. Be aware of your natural tendencies
  2. Understand how others perceive you to be

Take another personality assessment or retake one you’ve already seen. Uncover one more insight about how you might be perceived and why others respond to you the way they do.

Like all of you, I work with people who are different. For example, Jodi is the co-author of the last book I wrote and cofounder of our coaching firm; she is also my wife. We are letter-for letter-opposites according to Jungian typology and the MBTI personality assessment! When we use our strengths to look at projects, they always come out richer, better, and more complete.

Spend an hour this week studying you and the people you work with. And use that awareness to work together…better.

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