When Personalities Collide

So many business leaders say to me ‘Our team is so different. We have such different personalities!”

Yes, we’re all very different, however, there are certainly also similarities. And whilst it is never about a cookie cutter one-size fits all, once you get a feel for the similarities and differences, it actually makes life much easier.
Imagine, if you could;

– Recognise who required a little longer to make decisions or time to think things over.
– Know who needs the warm fuzzies more so than others
– Identify distractions before your easily distracted team members get waylaid
– Accept that some people are loyal doers and will go the extra mile, however ‘don’t burn them out’ or they might explode
– Have a firm conversation with those very strong personalities edging on blunt people to help soften their style or shine the rough diamond, when the approach is not always working for everyone

Oh, there are SO many nuances to personality, its impact on behavior, and everyone’s team experience.

However, it’s important not to be ‘BOXED’ or ‘LABELLED’.

It is all about understanding how we need to be responsible for adapting and adjusting our own styles to better communicate, relate and interact with each other.

Instead of collisions, there can hopefully (with some work) be respect, care, understanding, and agility.

To see things from different perspectives, with a different lens and approach when beneficial.

Sadly, I hear the excuses; “that’s just them’ they’re not changing. They’ve always been like that” or “I can’t say that to them, they’re too difficult” or “everyone walks around on eggshells around them.” That’s definitely a common one.

Doesn’t mean the situation or the individual always has to stay that way! It might take some honest and kind conversation to help empower different choices and options. They may need some upskilling, support, and accountability which would be hugely beneficial too.

So rather than watch the collisions happen, avoid them (by hiding under the helm), take the steering wheel in hand instead, and be in charge.

You might be pleasantly surprised by the outcomes.


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