Dream Big for 2017!

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Can you believe 2016 is almost over? It has been a whirlwind of a year! This time of year is a great time for reflection, but it is also a time to look forward – to understand how the decisions we’ve made in the past have brought us to where we are now and to determine what kind of life …

Authenticity in the workplace: Can you really be the real you at work?

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When I’m working with a group of people and ask them to self-select personality characteristics that are most natural to them, someone always asks, “Do you mean how I act at work or how I act in my personal life?” Is this a trick question? Not at all. Who we are is who we are – regardless of in what …

Forget Your New Year’s Resolution – Instead, Make a Commitment to Yourself

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We’re already three weeks into 2016. If you made a New Year’s Resolution, how is it going? Nearly 25% of people who make a New Year’s resolution give up on it after the first week, and significantly less than half of the people who made a resolution still follow-through with their resolution after six months. Those aren’t great odds. In …

Structure and Flexibility in Personality Type

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I’ll admit I’m not the most flexible person in the world. I like to plan. Whether I’m working or on vacation, I want a clear schedule for what I’m doing during the day. (And the next day, and the next week…) When I was younger, I was genuinely confused by people who didn’t need this kind of structure in their …

Lead from the Inside Out

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Wouldn’t you agree the leaders who most inspire us are the ones who are truly passionate about what they believe in? Yet so many people try to improve their leadership ability by focusing solely on the skills and competencies that relate to leadership. While these are, of course, important, they aren’t what leadership is really about. The foundation of successful …

Using Personality Type to Reduce Conflict

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My last blog post was about understanding the basics of personality type, with a focus on the differences between extraversion and introversion. (Miss it? You can read it here.) This blog post is going to focus on how you can use your knowledge of extraversion and introversion to work more effectively with others. People generally tend to interact with others …

Understanding Personality Type: Do you know the REAL Difference between Extraversion and Introversion?

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Do you work with someone who is so unlike you that you can’t understand where they’re coming from? Or have you ever experienced frustration in a relationship because your friend or partner does things very differently from how you want to do things? Whether you realize it or not, most conflicts in the workplace and misunderstandings in relationships are the …

Stop Chasing Work-Life Balance

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I work with coaching clients all the time who say they want to have better work-life balance. They talk about work-life balance like it is something tangible that’s just out of their reach. They feel like they’re doing something wrong because they don’t have it. My response? There’s no such thing as work-life balance. But there is such a thing …