Effective leaders draw out the best performance from their employees by understanding personality style and flexing to meet the needs of individual employees—who may or may not share the same personality style. Employees are motivated by different things: recognition, autonomy, close supervision, or social activities. A leader’s ability to first identify these differences and then quickly adapt to address individual needs can be the difference between leadership success and failure.
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Posted by on 6/1/2017 to Communication
What is communication style? When asked many people think of two or more people engaged in conversation. But communication is a multifaceted series of actions and interpretations, simultaneously more complex and simple than conversation. Four different forms of communication are verbal, paraverbal, body language, and the use of personal space. All four forms send messages to other people.
Posted by on 5/9/2017 to Communication
Ask anyone in an organization and it won’t take much for them to identify a coworker they feel they work well with and another they find challenging. The reasoning behind this has a lot to do with personality styles, after all, some combinations are more complementary than others. If your organization wants to make meaningful improvements to their relationships, there’s no better place to start than personality style.
Posted by on 12/7/2015 to Communication
Personality style affects our interactions with others, and it is important in several aspects of organizational and personal life. People with different styles have different priorities and function at different paces. These differences can create problems if they remain under the surface. If Joe is slow and thorough and Jane is fast and decisive, their working relationship will be stressful unless they are aware of each other’s preferences. Knowledge of personality styles prevents misinterpretation and frustration.