Category Archives: Personality

10 Awesome Interview Questions to Really Get to Know Job Candidates

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on hiring a new team member. Although time-consuming and laborious, it’s one of the most important things I do and is one responsibility a leader can’t delegate. I have two main goals when conducting an … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, EQ, Interviewing, Leadership, Performance Management, Personality | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Defensiveness Is Killing Your Relationships – How To Recognize It and What To Do About It

Your defensiveness is killing your relationships and you don’t even realize it. What? Me being defensive? I’m not defensive! YOU’RE the one that’s always defensive! That’s a classic defensive response to a piece of feedback. Throw up a wall, rebut the … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Communication, Emotions, Fear, Personality, Relationships, Trust Busters | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Stop Walking on Eggshells – 4 Tips for Dealing with Temperamental People

Hunting for hidden eggs is one of the great traditions of celebrating Easter. The fun and excitement of finding eggs can be tempered by the prospect of accidentally stepping on and breaking those delicate treasures. As a result, you end up … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Bullying, Challenging Conversations, Communication, Conflict, Emotions, Fear, Personality, Relationships, Self-Control, Stress | 15 Comments

Nine Warning Signs An Employee Needs To Be Let Go

“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.” Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Defining Moments, Emotions, Leadership, Management, Morale, Performance Management, Personality, Relationships | 11 Comments

Managing the Malcontent – Four Leadership Tips

Malcontent Part of speech:  adjective Definition:  dissatisfied Synonyms:  belly aching, complaining, discontented, disgruntled, unhappy, unsatisfied Managing a chronically malcontent staff member can be an exhausting experience for a leader. No matter what you do to address the situation, there always … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Fairness, Integrity, Morale, Personality | 6 Comments