Using Personality Type to Reduce Conflict

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you, Personality Type 0 Comments

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?

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you, Personality Type 0 Comments

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 …

Take Control Of Your Annual Performance Review

Jené Kapela Leadership in the workplace

I just read an article with the title, “Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.” The article discussed a study showing that almost all employees – including high performers – dread the annual performance review. While I’m not surprised by this information, I think this article gives performance appraisals a bad rap. The annual review can be …

Stop Chasing Work-Life Balance

Jené Kapela Focus on you

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 …

Beyond You Leadership

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability, Focus on you, General things you should read

This post was originally published on September 3, 2014 in Leadership Broward Foundation’s LeaderBoard E-Newsletter “Human beings are made for goodness. They have a commitment to try and make the world a better place.” –Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership isn’t about what we do for ourselves – it is about what we do for others. I was reminded of this recently …

Let Your Ambition Be Your Motivation

Jené Kapela General things you should read, Women in leadership

I’m sure many of you have seen this amazing video of Kacy Catanzaro on America Ninja Warrior (if you haven’t, it is definitely worth your time – I couldn’t stop watching!). Kacy recently became the first woman to qualify for the final round on the show, demonstrating amazing athleticism, strength, and endurance as she completed the demanding obstacle course. Much has …

Are you a busy person? You should read this.

Jené Kapela Focus on you, General things you should read, Uncategorized

Everyone I know is busy. Busy with work, busy with volunteering, busy with family… busy trying to balance so many different responsibilities with not enough time. Being busy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Busy people are generally much more productive than people who aren’t. But there is danger in falling into a pattern of busyness – people who are busy …