Your Guide to Working Well With Someone Who’s (Really) Different From You

Category: Personality At Work You prefer to have some independent time to process information, while your colleague would rather jump right in and spitball some ideas on the spot. Your boss’ desk is so organized that it looks like it belongs in an office supply catalog, but yours is usually a collection of papers and half-full coffee mugs. You thrive in high-pressure situations where you need to think on your feet, and your team member likes to rely on tried and true systems and predictable processes. No two people have the exact same working style, and these types of differences are prevalent in the office. On the surface, they seem innocent enough. But, you likely know that these variation

The Eighth Commandment Of Highly Effective Leadership: Establish A Growth Mindset

Professor Carol Dweck is known for her many years of research on what she calls a mindset versus a fixed mindset. In fact, in his latest book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella shares that his success and the renewed success of Microsoft is due to having a growth mindset. But what is a growth mindset, and why is it so elusive? In a Harvard Business Review article, Dweck explains that "...we all have our own fixed-mindset triggers. When we face challenges, receive criticism, or fare poorly compared with others, we can easily fall into insecurity or defensiveness, a response that inhibits growth." If y

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