#Q&AwithJay: Dealing with an Extremely Introverted Supervisor

#Q&AwithJay: Dealing with an Extremely Introverted Supervisor

"How do I deal with an extremely introverted supervisor?  His door is always closed, and when we have questions about work or need his approval for an assignment he makes us feel like we're disturbing him.  He's not really comfortable addressing the group, and sends requests and assignments mostly by email. I've never had a supervisor like this before."

#LeadingIntotheWknd: 3 Tips for Managing People with a Judging Preference

#LeadingIntotheWknd: 3 Tips for Managing People with a Judging Preference

Happy Holidays everyone, in this week’s edition of #LeadingIntotheWknd,  I’d like to provide some tips for managing people with a Judging Preference. For those of you not familiar with Jungian personality theory, people with a Judging preference like order and routine.  They tend to be organized, honor deadlines and commitments once they are made, and are uncomfortable with ambiguity. They like to have things resolved, and prefer working in a structured, predictable environment.

People Hacking 101: Questions to Ask to Help You Guestimate a Person's Personality Type

People Hacking 101: Questions to Ask to Help You Guestimate a Person's Personality Type

Want to know if you and your date are compatible?  Looking to build a rapport with a potential client?  Wouldn’t it be amazing  if you could “hack “ into the personalities of people you meet? Well, this is actually possible.  The secret is having an understanding of  the basics of Jungian personality theory, and recognizing clues in a person’s behaviors,  physical environment, appearance, and communication. 

#LEADINGINTOTHEWKND: Leadership Slide Deck Share

#LEADINGINTOTHEWKND: Leadership Slide Deck Share

Welcome to the first installment of #LEADINGINTOTHEWKND.  For the next few Fridays, I'll be posting content on leadership. For this first edition, I thought I'd share a slide deck I created on leadership.  The slide deck covers how your personality type affects your leadership style, and also provides an introduction to Transformational Leadership theory.

#Q&AwithJay: How to Get Along with My ENTJ Boss?

#Q&AwithJay: How to Get Along with My ENTJ Boss?

Hello all.  I received an email from Joseph T. of New York, asking about how to get along with his ENTJ boss.  Here’s his email:

"Hi Jason.  I’m reaching out because I just started a new job, and want to know how to get along with my boss.  I was told by a co-worker that he’s ENTJ , and that he’s an absolute drill sergeant.   All my co-workers are afraid of  him, and I’ve heard all type of horror stories about how he’s degraded people and their work.   However, there’s one person in the department who he always speaks highly of and whom he respects, and I want to be the second. How do I get on the good side of an ENTJ?

 

Four Tips To Help Perceivers Survive a Judging World

Four Tips To Help Perceivers Survive a Judging World

People with a Perceiving preference live in a world dominated by Judging.   Meetings, calendar invites, and project schedules are a Judger’s play land, but are draining for those who prefer Perceiving.

F%#k Your Title: 3 Reasons Why Positional Power is the Weakest Form of Leadership

F%#k Your Title: 3 Reasons Why Positional Power is the Weakest Form of Leadership

I hate the word boss. Not because I’m an anarchist or rebel employee, but because true leaders rarely use that word. Below is a definition of leadership that is often used in academia...