Last week, we began the discussion on how to recover from major career setbacks. In some capacity, we each have been impacted by these setbacks. But we often stay stuck in bitterness, shame or disappointment without fully recovering from it. We explored 5 ways to recover from setbacks last week, and today we are going to continue the conversation with 5 more: 6. What Good Can Come From How It Actually Played Out. Turn to what actually happened. Think through it. What good could come from … [Read more...] about How to Recover from Major Setbacks, Part 2
You know us iNtuitives.... We are your big picture, forward-looking, imaginative members of the work team. When a detail-oriented person (S on Myers-Briggs) is going through the facts of a situation, the N is disinterested and unimpressed. We will be among the first to pick up our phones to check for texts and emails. No, we don’t have ADD. It is just that as we iNtuitives hear the facts, we search for the meaning behind them rather than focus on the facts themselves. Then, when as little … [Read more...] about MBTI Bite: 3 Tips for Working With Intuitives (N’s on Myers-Briggs)
Have you ever seen a co-worker implode? That is, really blow up their life? How about the opposite? Have you ever seen a co-worker push through difficulties and succeed in unexpected ways? If you knew what led either to happen, you would know what drives them, and ultimately, you would discover what is at their very core. How about yourself? Do you know what led to your biggest failures and your biggest successes in the workplace and in life? Although beliefs can be found at … [Read more...] about Identifying Your Core Beliefs
We extroverts vary greatly. We can be loud, high energy, interrupt like crazy, and when we speak, we can start in one direction and, by the end of the paragraph, be talking in almost the opposite direction. While many of the traits we possess are viewed as positives for a work environment, we need to understand that our introverted counterparts may, at times, find us overwhelming. If you are an introvert, here are three tips that can help you work better with extroverts: 1. Let them … [Read more...] about MBTI Bite: Three Tips For Working With Extroverts (E’s in Myers-Briggs)
Empathy is a critical component in developing high-performing teams and organizational culture that others want to work in. Empathy–the ability to understand and share the feelings of another is a skill. Some personality types are gifted with strong degrees of empathy (i.e. ENFJ, INFJ, ENFP, INFP), and others are gifted in different areas. If you struggle to be empathetic, here is a tip that has helped my clients to super-charge their ability to empathize. According to the Discrete … [Read more...] about A Tip to Boost Empathy
Repeatedly in research, the same question is being presented: Is intelligence the determinant of achievement and success? The idea was first introduced over a century ago by a man named William James, who asked two questions: “What are the types of human abilities and, second by what diverse means do individuals unleash these abilities?” From these questions, the concept of intellect and ways of measuring it were derived. People wanted to know what makes someone smart and how you could … [Read more...] about Grit: An Indicator of Success?