Style Series

We don’t work in a vacuum. We are surrounded by individuals with individual needs, objectives, and concepts of the best way to get from point A to point B. The HRDQ Style Series will enable those individuals to analyze the reflection they see staring back at them in the mirror in order to help them put their best foot forward – as well as facilitate their colleagues also bringing forth their A games – every time. Individual personalities will often dictate the entire culture in a workplace. However, there needs to be balance. Everyone must feel comfortable sharing their opinions, Read More

Halloween is tomorrow, you guys.   I know.  You’re all going to be Miley Cyrus.  But wouldn’t it be nice if your costume matched your Personality Style?  I think it would.  So let’s figure out which classic movie monster you should be for Halloween! Personality Style is a sum of natural tendencies that can be observed by the people around you.  It’s a disposition to information processing and communication styles that is measured by expressiveness and assertiveness.  By expressiveness, I mean the extent to which you share your emotions, and by assertiveness, I mean the extent to which you try to influence, Read More

On St, Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish.  It’s not really about ethnicity or religion – it’s about finding things that are special and unique in us and in others, and celebrating them.  It’s about being aware and appreciative of differences. But more than that, it’s an acknowledgement that behavior is a choice.  We can shape our interactions and interpersonal relationships by choosing certain behaviors. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone incorporates the good, fun parts of the signifier “Irish” into their own behavior.  In the same regard, we can all flex our Personality Style to incorporate positive aspects of other styles, Read More

Why should you care about your employees’ personalities? If they are fulfilling their job as outlined, and are generally following the organizational culture, you are doing pretty well, right? Although many leaders might agree with that statement, it sets the bar much lower than it needs to. There is likely untapped productivity within the personality of your employees – even the hopelessly under-performing or endlessly average ones. According to Scott Keller, performance improvement expert and co-author of Beyond Performance (2011, Wiley), “…we’ve found that leaders can create and sustain stronger business results if they understand — and manage — how, Read More

The necessity for teams in business is undeniable – and the results they produce can be remarkable.  But without guidance, teams – and their performance – can falter or fail. What does your team need to keep on track? Somewhere to Go. Consistent, periodic training sessions are essential to the maintenance and growth of teams – not only for the information and skill-building they provide, but as a forum for gathering experience in functioning and learning as a team.  As each individual in the team is offered a path for growth, the team as a whole will grow better results, Read More

The way that we interact with others has a direct effect on our personal and professional success. But how do we achieve successful interactions? Why not start with ourselves?  By building an understanding of our own part of an interaction – our own personality style – we can better perceive similar and disparate traits in others, and flex our style to better work with them. The ability and the desire to interact with others are usually characteristics ascribed to extroverts.  But, not all interactions are physical or verbal.  In her new book, Quiet: The Power of the Introvert in a, Read More

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