Category Employee Engagement

What Your Personality Tells You About Working Remotely

Personality

Whether we’re fans of it or not, working from home has become a reality that’s here to stay—with or without a crisis. While some personalities lend themselves well to working from home, others have a more difficult time adjusting to remote conditions. Regardless of all the questions surrounding the work from home trend, such as, “Will this become the new norm,” one fact remains clear—remote work requires increased communication, connection, clarity, and understanding.

Working from home also means flexing outside of our comfort zones. It might, at times, require more empathy towards our colleagues, different ways of interacting, more frequent check-ins, and finding new ways to meet our daily needs.

For some personality types, working from home is probably like winning the jackp...

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Shining a Light on the Unknown

Shining

Thousands of years ago, our ancestors discovered an innovation that changed the course of history—fire. Not only did fire allow people to cook their food (rendering asparagus slightly more palatable), it enabled humans to dispel the darkness and identify threats lurking in the shadows. Fire led to security. And from a place of security, humanity thrived.

Although humans no longer rely solely on open flame to light the night, we still deeply rely on our ability to illuminate the unknown. This ability allows us to collect the information we need to make informed decisions that lead to success, especially in the business world. Now more than ever, we need the illuminating power of talent management assessments to guide the way towards informed decisions.

Why?

Of course, resumes, interviews...

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Managing Rapid Change Through Employee Engagement

Rapid Change

When was there ever a period in history without at least some level of uncertainty? But now more than ever, that uncertainty seems to have spread to almost every aspect of life and work. We’re experiencing times of tremendous change, and that requires us to think differently about how we lead and manage others. These circumstances require us to think about how we can engage our workforce even more and neutralize the impact of uncertainty by including every stakeholder involved in running a successful business – vendors, customers, leadership, and individual employees especially.

So, how can organizations promote individual engagement to meet the extreme challenges and uncertainty of the times? And what can PXT Select™ do to help?

We explore the answers to these questions in the a...

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Mending the Engagement Gap in Turbulent Times | Watch Our Sponsored On Demand Webinar

Turbulence

Employee disengagement can be damaging and expensive especially in turbulent, disruptive times. Creating an environment where employees can remain productive and fully engage with their work while operating under uncertainty and high-pressure requires leaders to know their people on a deeper level.

It also requires a commitment to recognize and meet the individual needs of every employee by understanding there is no “one size fits all” solution. When leaders take action to make these circumstances possible, employees are able to stay connected and engagement and productivity increases.

Join me for your complimentary, personalized PXT Select assessment and demo after watching the On Demand Webinar “Mending the Engagement Gap in Turbulent Times.” Laura A...

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The Secret That Exceptional Influencers Know – Dialogue Skills & DiSC

People-Whispering Tip

“One must not be afraid of a little silence. Some find silence awkward or oppressive. But a relaxed approach to dialogue will include the welcoming of some silence. It is often a devastating question to ask oneself, but it is sometimes important to ask it – “In saying what I have in mind will I really improve the silence?”
~
Robert K. Greenleaf, Servant as Leader

“The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation.”
~ C. Northcote Parkinson

“A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency.”
~ Peter Fenn

“A conversation is a dialogue not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.”

~Truman Capote

“The secret to...

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How to Bridge the “Passion Deficit”

People-Whispering Tip

“I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.”  ~ George Burns

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.  The driving force of a career must come from the individual.  Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!”  ~ Earl Nightingale

“If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well find some way that is going to be interesting.” ~ Katherine Hepburn

“Would I ever leave this company? Look, I’m all about loyalty.  In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty.  But, if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly, I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most.” ~ Dwight Schrute, from the TV show ...

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Changing Habits Changes Culture

People-Whispering Tip: Changing Habits Changes Culture

DiSC Assessment Application: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Product Briefings Across the Country, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Feedback


People Whispering Tips:

“Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” | Mark Twain

“In terms of getting people to experiment more and take more risk, there are three things that immediately come to mind. Number one of course, is role-modeling it yourself. Number two is, when people take intelligent, smart risks and it doesn’t work out, not shooting them. And number three, being honest with yourself.” | John P. Kotter


Ch...

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Patrick Lencioni’s Antidote for a Dysfunctional Team

People-Whispering Tip: Antidotes for the Five Team Dysfunctions

DiSC Assessment Application:  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Product Briefings Across the Country, Everything DiSC Virtual Certification, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Structure


People-Whispering Tip:

“The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, and service.”  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.”  Phaedrus 

Antidotes for the Five Team Dysfunctions

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a magic pill that would make people work together more effectively?  Would that it were so easy to develop a high-performing, happily functioning, fabulous team!

Well, I cannot offer the magic...

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The Key to Culture Change

People-Whispering Tip: Not All Trust is Created Equal

DiSC Assessment Application:  The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Complimentary Discovery Conversations, Everything DiSC Virtual Certification, and The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: Tips for Championing Execution Through Momentum


People-Whispering Tip:

“Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.” James Broughton

“Trust is a great force multiplier.” Tom Ridge

Not All Trust is Created Equal

Most people would agree that trust and teamwork are essential elements for a successful organization.  When trust and teamwork are present, people are happier, more productive and tend to give their best personally and professionally...

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Make a Dent in the Universe and Be Bold! Contains New DiSC Videos for You on Leadership

People-Whispering Tip: Learn to Be Bold and Make a Dent in the Universe

DiSC Assessment Application: Videos for You on the Website re the Work of Leaders Profile (DiSC and Leadership), Emotional Intelligence, and your Primary Leadership Dimension, FREE Strategy Sessions, Free Everything DiSC Comparison Reports, The Work of Leaders Book

Transformational Coaching Tip: How to be Bold

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People-Whispering Tip:

In many organizations, people are sometimes hesitant to speak their minds and to express bold thoughts and ideas. We’ve been taught that we need to be innovative while still being on time and within budget! We’ve been taught (consciously or not) that being too “out there” could be potentially career-limiting.
But consider this quo...

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