Archive for Personality Type

Authenticism

If I asked you if you live an authentic life, could you say yes? If I followed that up by asking you what that meant could you answer? If I asked you if you lead with character, in any capacity that you find yourself a leader, could you say yes. If I then asked you what that means to you what would your response be? Would you stumble and make something up, or would you actually have an answer for that?

I have written before that everyone leads, in some capacity. You are leading those that work for you. You are leading your family, wife, kids relatives. You are at various times leading your friends. When you are looked upon by those people what do they see in your actions?

A good question came up at a recent conference that I was attending when a speaker (Corey Ciocchetti) asked a group of IT leaders if they could honestly say they never lie.  So when you think about leading with authenticity what does that mean to you as an individual?  It makes you wonder to what degree authenticity plays in leadership.

As kids we can see through to someone authenticity without even thinking about it.  The observations of kids about adults are in many cases the most accurate.  However, somewhere along the way we loose that and from that we loose the idea that we need to build our leadership style on thinks like authenticity, character, morals, integrity, and the core components of our try personality.

No matter what tool you might use to slice up and examine your personality the basic components don’t change.  But when you took your personality and built a leadership style around it did you keep your true self in tact or did you part it out for the sake of being the kind of leader you thought you should be?  Leadership that is not built on a foundation of authenticity will eventually lead to failure.  So as you think about what your leadership style is and what you want it to be make sure you include the components that make up who you really are.

Scarceness of Leadership – Part 2

The second part of the presentation I gave on leadership.  In the first part of the presentation I worked on defining leadership.  In this conclusion of the presentation I provide recommendations on tools that can be used in your journey of discovery about yourself and those you are trying to lead.  The biggest question here is if you don’t understand yourself and those you lead can you be an effective leader? Read more

Personality Type and Leadership

One of the components that makes each of us unique is our personality.  Like snowflakes, no two personalities are a like. There are many tools out there that try to help us understand our personalities, and through this understanding we can gain great insight into who we are.  This is especially important for leaders.

Everyone is a leader in some regard.  I you are a parent you provide leadership to your kids.  If you are a manager at your work you provide leadership for those you manage.  You at different times will provide leadership to your friends if they are in a situation that you have experience with.  There really is no end to the situations where each and every one of us provides leadership of some sort to another individual or group. Read more