Thinker vs. Feeler: How People’s Oughts & Shoulds Affect Performance

Thinkers vs. Feelers: Population Distribution While every other preference set comprises a 50/50 ratio of men/women, the Thinker vs. Feeler dynamic is the only preference with a gender skew. In this case, 70% of women have a right-handed preference of Feeling versus 70% of men who have a right-handed preference for Thinking. Due to the […]

Transforming Team Communication Case Study: Diagnosis (Part 3)

The Pipeline Problem In the previous post for our Jayne’s Construction case study series, we looked into some of the pain points that alerted Jayne’s leadership to the need for a closer investigation of organizational health. With multiple offices closing and a severely restricted leadership pipeline, the company realized it’s issues stemmed not from technical […]

Having Trouble Connecting with Others?

Your ability to connect with others directly impacts your level of influence. Period. But when you look around, disconnection happens all the time: The busy CEO who never has time for his or her family. The colleague you try to get to know, but with whom you can never seem to break past the surface-level […]

T vs. F: “Feeling the Love” at Work

Ever wonder why some people just never seem to feel appreciated, despite all your efforts to show them your thoughts to the contrary? Or maybe you yourself keep questioning why your boss continues to throw meaningless “incentives” at you, when what you really want doesn’t seem all that much to ask for, but continues to […]

Why Your Leadership Journey Matters

What makes you who you are today?  What is it about your internal makeup and wiring, the collection of your experiences and mentors, that have brought you to this point in life? Acknowledging Your Journey We all have things in our past that have hammered and shaped us into the person we are in this […]

Applying 5 Voices: Disconnections in Leadership

As a leader, one of the most difficult truths you’ll have to face will be the fact that it’s hard to understand what it’s like to be on the other side of you and your leadership tendencies. That’s natural, of course, because we’re all only human. However, for those leaders who don’t take the time […]

Transforming Team Communication Case Study: Pain Points (Part 2)

A Difficult Task Transforming team communication is a difficult task. Just look around your office and think about how many different thought processes, leadership approaches, and communication styles are represented. Most days, fostering seamless communication between so many different people while working hard to raise up good leaders feels more like herding cats than it […]

6 Ways to Stay Present This July 4th

Independence Day! Over the next week in the United States, we’ll be celebrating July 4th and the birth of American Independence! Unfortunately, despite having time with family and friends over the weekend and on the day of remembrance, many of us will struggle to fully connect with those around us. Work will worm its way […]

3 Ways Leaders Undermine Their Work

Which internal tendencies are inhibiting your life right now? What insecurities or self-imposed sabotage are keeping you from being the healthiest, best version of you? Inhibition: 2 Sides of the Same Coin If you think about it, self-control and self-sabotage are two sides of the same coin we call “inhibition.” A healthy degree of “inhibition” […]

T vs. F: Handling Critique

In our first post about the Thinker vs. Feeler personality preference set, we introduced the fundamental differences in the way Thinkers and Feelers make decisions. Therefore, while all people display elements of the Thinker and Feeler tendencies, the dichotomy breaks down along the lines of the criteria that ultimately determine decisions. For Thinkers, they may […]

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