The Pitfalls of Labels

The more time you spend in management or HR, the more you will come in contact with tools like DiSC, Forte, Myers Briggs and Insights Discovery Profiles.  These communication style surveys are great tools for inspiring conversation around how different people work and communicate.  But be careful when you use them because they come with […]


Book Review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I’ve taken quite a few communication style surveys over the last 10 years, and every one pegs me as an extrovert.  I’ll confess that I procrastinated reading Quiet for several weeks even though it was strongly recommended to me by a co-worker who had read it (and who self identifies as an introvert) because I […]


The Simple Path to Leadership Bench Strength

We all know about helicopter parents – those nuts who start off doing their kids homework and end up filling out their job applications – but what about helicopter managers?  I don’t mean micro managers who follow their team members around breathing down their necks.  I mean the supervisors who fail to realize that it’s […]

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