Without any words whatsoever he caught my attention. The emotion-packed pause in his post-match interview said enough to make me look up from my laptop. I had not been watching the tournament. The TV was on merely to catch the news that followed. But quite unexpectedly I was drawn into the emotion of one man’s […]
We had traded emails for several months; weeks sometimes passing between each. The laborious prospecting for clients of my newly established coaching practice had finally yielded a coffee time with a reasonably interested candidate. Greeting Jim Wakefield and shaking his hand was enough to realize he was no stranger to hard work. His rough […]
I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today. Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines. You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]
The Reason Problems Are Usually Not The Problem
One of the traits that distinguishes effective leaders from their ineffective counterparts is their capacity to see differences and conflicts not as problems but as opportunities. Afterall, those two things are common in every work environment.
It’s how differences and conflicts are managed that really matters.
Knowing the behavioral and motivational patterns of yourself and those you work with is essential for establishing healthy methods of handling conflicts and differences. If you don’t know these things about yourself, you likely don’t understand them about the people you work with. And conflicts and differences could drain the ever loving lifeblood from your team or organization.