Posts Tagged ‘GiANT’

The Cost of a Hardened Heart

An Important Conversation  These days, there’s a lot of conversation in the workplace around the idea of hard skills vs. soft skills. Various camps adamantly defend the virtues of technical excellence or emotional intelligence, but the truth is, both are incredibly important. In this article, however, we’re going to dive into a topic that, while […]

An Outdated Philosophy: “Us vs. Them”

Have you ever heard someone, maybe even yourself, say this: “If they’re not for us, they’re against us?” Many leaders love to adopt the philosophy of “us vs. them” to help define and solidify a sense of camaraderie and organizational identity. It also serves to reinforce – or coerce – loyalty and competition among employees […]

Is Worry Affecting Your Leadership?

It was an early morning, dark with a glint of frost in the air. John was quietly packing up his briefcase for another week’s trek through the jungle maze of traffic on the way to his downtown office, careful to not wake up his family in the process. The weekend had been more relaxing than […]

The Boomerang Effect: Be Interested Before Interesting

Developing Your “CORE” At GiANT, we develop our tools from a combination of research and our own first hand experience in failure. We’re committed enough to finding better ways of doing things that we’ll gladly highlight our failures in an effort to help others avoid them and at least make different mistakes than we have […]

S vs. N: Past, Present, & Future

S vs. N:  Past, Present, & Future Our last post in the continuing “S vs. N” series on Jungian Typology and the GiANT Best Fit focused on one major question: “What is the biggest pitfall for each preference set?” In the end, we discovered that intuitives’ constant focus on the big picture, future vision often […]

Responsive Leadership Breeds Respect

Responsive Leadership Breeds Respect If you were to ask 100 leaders, “What is the most important quality in a colleague, employee, or boss?” you would probably get 100 different answers. At GiANT, however, we have found the answer to be much simpler. Throughout our work around the world and dealing with all kinds of people, […]

Engagement: How Do I Get My Employees to Care?

These days everyone seems to be preaching about the importance of employee engagement…and they should be. An overwhelming amount of research details the crucial role engagement plays in improving workplace morale, productivity, healthy culture, bottom line, retention, and more. The list goes on and on. What is Engagement? Of course, it’s all fine and good […]

The Key to Every Leadership Journey

The Key to Every Leadership Journey The most important part of any leadership journey is the ongoing, never-ending process of self-awareness. For all the many books, articles, and experts who talk about it, self-awareness can be boiled down to two simple commitments. A commitment to understand how you’re wired, the tendencies that result from such […]

Are You Stuck in 4th Gear? Diagnosing Task Addiction

There’s an old saying I’m sure you’ve heard: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  It’s safe to say all-work Jack is rarely accused of being the “fun” friend or the adventurous, life-of-the-party friend. If he’s not working on a deadline, he’s preparing for the next one as well as the next […]

Greatest Pitfalls for Sensors and Intuitives

In the first post of our new series on Sensor (S) vs. Intuitive (N) Jungian personality preferences, we laid the groundwork for understanding sensors and intuitives, while also highlighting the core of what makes them tick. At the heart of every sensor is a yearning to understand the concrete facts and details of reality as […]

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