The 13 personality traits that either drive or derail your success - and why they matter more than ever before for professionals in the age of InfoTech
Personality matters. The actions and interactions between individuals have a huge impact on outcomes in the workplace, as in life. This impact is played out in every profession, at times with extraordinary and at times disastrous results. And while each of us has good and bad days, something more is in play here, something that in common language, as in the social sciences, we call personality.
Personality at Work integrates the latest research on personality and performance, teamwork and communications and judgment and decision-making. Readers learn how six personality traits drive and seven traits derail leadership effectiveness. Throughout the book, readers recognize their own personality patterns and those of their colleagues.
Drawing on LMAP 360 proprietary research with 20,000 leaders, Personality at Work highlights how pervasively personality drives or derails leadership effectiveness.
Ronald A. Warren is the developer of personality and competency assessments used by organizations worldwide. As the co-founder of LMAP LLC (and previously Acumen), he has provided assessment and coaching services to Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, Yale's CEO College, Bain Capital, British Airways, Clayton Homes, Deloitte, UPS, Underwriter Laboratories, Temasek Holdings and Teach for America. His work has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Adolescence, and Measures of Leadership. Ron is the author of The Achievement Paradox. He lives north of San Francisco, CA.
Introduction: Personality Matters Acknowledgments Part I. Personality in Action / Personality Measures Chapter 1: The Two Steves Chapter 2: Silicon Valley Grit Chapter 3: Personality Traits and Profiles Chapter 4: Team Process and Personality Chapter 5: Personality Profiles and Effectiveness Chapter 6: Flying Lessons-Crew Leadership, Teamwork, and Communications Chapter 7: Personality Is Behavior-Self-Ratings and 360 Feedback Chapter 8: Things are Crazy at Work Part II. Deference: Derailers and Development Chapter 9: Deference-The Right-Sider Chapter 10: Leading with Grit and Assertiveness Part III. Dominance: Derailers and Development Chapter 11: The Dominant Personality of Our Time Chapter 12: The Toll of Hostility Chapter 13: Dominance Is Not Leadership Chapter 14: Leadership EQ and Teamwork Behaviors Part IV. Leadership Drivers and Development Chapter 15: Leadership in Action - Qantas Flight 32 Chapter 16: Your Best Self - The LMAP Method Chapter 17: Red Teams and WRAP Chapter 18: Insight In Action Appendix A. Timothy Leary Appendix B. Example of LMAP Effectiveness Ratings Appendix C. Self-Reflection Exercises Notes Index