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by Erin Wortham
When we talk about people in terms of personality types, the big two categories are introvert and extrovert. However, according to more than a few studies, our common belief that everyone can be sorted into one of these two boxes is a flawed one.
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- Building teamwork across different personalities 20 Jul 16“We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are,” Anaïs Nin once wrote. One place where it’s apparent that people hold different perspectives of the world and themselves is in the workplace.
- Getting introverts and extroverts connecting, not colliding13 Jul 16Realizing that people see things through unique lenses that make the world appear different to each of us is crucial in navigating’s today’s world. Here are three steps that can help you connect more and collide less.
- Introverts and Extroverts: Can’t we just get along? 18 Jun 16They say that opposites attract. Maybe so, but at the office opposite personalities can make for some challenging situations. In any given work environment, there is a mix of introverts and extroverts, although no one is exclusively one or the other.
- How to tackle your blind spots 2 Jun 16One of the toughest challenges in personal and corporate development is identifying blind spots and figuring out what to do about them. Here are three tips to help identify and develop your own blind spots.
- Light up your learning by leveraging different learning styles2 May 16Have you ever gone through a learning experience feeling really excited and energized, but then felt that excitement fade and even disappear?
- A new take on ‘family run’ business for leaders26 Apr 16There are deeply rooted lessons from family life that leaders can leverage in their work to create safe and nurturing environments for their people to learn and grow.
- leaders stoke employee engagement to ignite worker productivity8 Apr 16“Self-awareness is the cornerstone of everything we do.” Bentley said. Be adjustable. Opposites can get along.
- Special insider report: Further education1 Apr 16Andy Lothian, chief executive of global training and development company Insights based in Dundee, says employers will rarely, if ever, find the “perfect person” who can take on a job at full capacity from day one.
- Coaching: A tool self-aware leaders use to get results 29 Mar 16Of the many ways leaders get results, coaching their employees can often be overlooked as the most efficient way to get from point A to point B.
- Asking for help is a sign of strength and self-awareness 28 Mar 16Motivational speaker, Leslie “Les” Brown has said, “Ask for help not because you’re weak, but because you want to remain strong.”