A case for diverse behavioral styles:    Self-starters are not the be all, end all

Self-starters are in a lot of job descriptions these days. But if you design a team consisting of all self-starters, your team will fail. While there’s a lot to be said about someone who can start a project without a prod from a supervisor, does this person necessarily have what it takes to finish?...

What are the most common conflicts in the workplace?

Working within a large group of people is bound to create forms of natural conflict. Understanding the potential for conflict and being prepared with the tools to help avoid it are the keys to keeping peace in the workplace. It’s much easier to work with a group of people that share mutual respect,...

How to win your fantasy football league by leveraging your unique behavioral style

Fantasy football has gone from a casual game played by few to a nationwide obsession played by millions. A concept created by “drafting” real professional players onto make-believe teams, and using their real life stats to determine the outcome of these pretend games, fantasy football is all the...

Having enough in the tank to be a top performer

Have you ever started a new job raring to go, just knowing you are going to set the standard for top performers? The question is, how do you sustain top performance? What are some of the keys to keep enough proverbial “gas in the tank” to perform at your best every day? Knowing yourself including...

How to win in your first 90 days in a new job

The competition was steep and the talent immense. Yet, through it all, it was you they chose to fill the highly sought after position. Congratulations!

How to drive your career forward

Driving down the road of life, we often wish we had a crystal ball, especially when it comes to career advice. Wouldn’t it be great to possess the ability to be one step ahead of life’s curves and react to them before they become obstacles? And wouldn’t it be great to know what we wanted to be when...

Five ways you can build credibility in a new job

When you land a new gig, job number one is building credibility in that new job. There will be a lot of other activities you undertake in your first 90 days including cultural acclimation, learning new systems, and 

You Just Might Be Listening Wrong!

We’d all like to think of ourselves as good listeners, but are we really? With a little honest introspection, we may uncover that we are actually quite the opposite. Is it possible that many of us are actually listening wrong?

Deeper Than DISC: Using TTI Success Insights’ tools to find the right career (A First Person Perspective)

For eighteen years, I got up every day and went to work at a job that I didn’t particularly like in an industry that didn’t excite me.  The money was great, the perks and benefits were unmatched and the company was stable, providing long-term job security.  Some might even confuse it with living...