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How to Find Meaning in a Career

Based on the Striving Styles Personality System & Myers-Briggs Personality System

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ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

I Think, Therefore I Am: Dealing With An Inflated Self-Concept

The way we think about ourselves and how others perceive us can be well-aligned or light years apart. This is often the case for managers and leaders, who can believe that they know what they are doing simply because they have been given the job. They can have difficulty recognizing that what they believe about themselves is very different than the experience of their direct reports, and can have a lot of trouble receiving feedback about the negative impact of their leadership behavior. This is particularly true for the Leader Striving Style.

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The Power of the Self-Protective System

Understanding the emotions behind passive-aggressive behavior in employees

In the previous blog, understanding the emotions behind passive-aggressive behavior in leaders, I talked about one of the key behavioral strategies of the Self-Protective System — passive-aggressive behavior. This blog is a continuation of that article with a focus on passive-aggressive employees.   

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ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

Understanding Defensive Behavior 3

Strengthening Your Self-Actualizing System

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Understanding Defensive Behavior 2

Living in Survival, Without Knowing It

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Mental Attitude Contributes to Career Success

I think we are going to continue to see those people who use more than their skills and degrees gain traction in the workplace while those who show up with a sense of entitlement and absence of empathy will not achieve what they believe they should. People like Dale Carnegie began writing about the importance of “social intelligence” in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People in the 1950’s. Daniel Goleman has spearheaded the Emotional Intelligence movement and with his colleagues is demonstrating how our brains are wired to connect.

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The Value of Leadership using Your Whole Brain

Every so often, we see a larger-than-life example of what happens when someone is not working from their whole brain and without knowledge of their Striving Style. Such is the case with Oprah’s OWN network and the current challenges the network, as well as Oprah herself as a leader, are experiencing. Rumors about how the network is failing to thrive and speculation about what Oprah hasn’t done and should be doing seem to be everywhere. However, few comments that I have seen have analyzed the impact of her personality and leadership style on her current state of affairs.

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Closing the Knowing Doing Gap

Collectively, we love to learn about how to improve and develop ourselves. We watch shows, read books, and take courses because we want to learn how to change our behavior. There has never been a time in society when we have had more information about what it takes to maintain a healthy body, have effective relationships and be an influential, effective leader.

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The Art of Not Demotivating Your Employees

Featured in the Globe & Mail business section, Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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Building the Health of an Organization and Its People

The Striving Styles Personality System, an evolution of Carl Jung’s Psychological Type, was developed in 2008 by Dr. Anne Dranitsaris, Ph.D. It is an easy, yet profound way of understanding what motivates different personalities and the predominant need that must be satisfied for them to achieve their potential and become who they are meant to be. It differs from other personality typing methods, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, by getting to the heart of what motivates and drives behavior - need satisfaction and the ability to use emotional energy.

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