GiANT Insights

Applying 5 Voices: Rules of Engagement (Part II)

The 5 Voices comprise a powerful system for understanding the unique perspectives, skills, and contributions that we as individuals bring to a team. Learning to appreciate the way we think and work helps us bring our best at work and at home. However, if we fail to incorporate that knowledge into an appreciation of other […]

T vs. F: Understanding “Thinkers” & “Feelers”

Making Decisions: “T vs. F.” For those who have been following our Jungian Type Best Fit series, we are now half-way through the four personality preference sets!  Today we’ll begin the third set, looking at what the “Thinker” (T) vs. “Feeler” (F) preferences actually mean, as well as how we can begin to gain an […]

Why Communication Matters: A Case Study (Part 1)

Communication. One of those “soft science” buzzwords. You can hear it now, can’t you? The impassioned HR director energetically extolling the cure-all virtues of “open dialogue,” “honest communication,” and “high performing teams” who learn how to “understand” their teammates and “bring out the best” in every “unique voice.” Teams Who Communicate Well: Wishful Thinking?  To […]

Applying 5 Voices: Rules of Engagement (Part 1)

The Problem With Meetings: Voices Left Behind  When it comes to getting the most out of your teams and the 5 Voices tool, few practices will take you further than learning the “Rules of Engagement” for leading meetings.  In every team, there’s a certain rhyme and reason to the flow of meetings. For example, think […]

Take Back Control of Your Time

A Word About Time How many of us wish we had more time in our day? Most likely, the majority of people reading this post would jump at the chance to add a few more hours of “cushion time” to get everything done. That’s why time management is so crucial, and yet, as hard as […]

Leadership Insights: Sensors vs. Intuitives

Alas, we come to the final post in our series on Jungian Personality Type for the Sensor vs. Intuitive type preferences. Now that we’ve thoroughly explored what your preference means for the way you process information, let’s take a look at a few descriptors that will help you round out your understanding of S vs. […]

The Dangers of Unintentional Living

Can you imagine a world where people are unintentional with their lives? A world where you don’t aspire to grow or learn or dream? Can you imagine living in a place where your time is dictated by television schedules and your dreams inspired by ads showing a fake world of fantasy? Yes, I actually can. […]

3 Ways Self-Preservation Erodes Influence

Self-preservation occurs when you obsess about protecting the things you are afraid of losing. Your job. Your authority. Your salary. Your bonus. Your title. Your carefully curated image. The Source of Fear, Insecurity, and Selfishness Just a few examples of the things we tend to hold onto with a white knuckle grip that often causes […]

5 Voices Series: The Power of Your Voice

Every Voice Has a Weapon System In our first post about the 5 Voices, we covered the tendencies of each voice and what they bring to the table. Today, we’ll be diving deeper into the voices to identify their “weapon systems.” A voice’s “weapon system” describes what it feels like to be on the other […]

Leadership Landmarks: What Do You Represent?

Landmarks As Symbols Big Ben is a landmark. It’s a powerful symbol of an important city with a storied history.  Whenever we see a landmark, inevitable associations pop into our minds. For example, when we see the Eiffel Tower, our thoughts might wander to French bread, crepes, and the enchanting streets of Paris. The same […]

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