Category Archives: Personality

4 Ways to Limit Leadership OCD (No, not that OCD)

In today’s social media driven world where everyone feels the need to brand themselves in the best light possible, it’s easy to develop leadership OCD – Obsessive Comparison Disorder. Studies have shown the extensive use of Facebook has been linked … Continue reading

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Quit Using Your Personality as an Excuse for Behaving Badly

One of my pet peeves is people who use their personality as an excuse for their behavior. “I can’t help it, that’s just who I am” is the phrase that’s often uttered to rationalize or justify an action, position, or attitude. In some ways … Continue reading

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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 , , | 23 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 | 16 Comments