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6 Ways to Stay Present This July 4th

Independence Day! Over the next week in the United States, we’ll be celebrating July 4th and the birth of American Independence! Unfortunately, despite having time with family and friends over the weekend and on the day of remembrance, many of us will struggle to fully connect with those around us. Work will worm its way into our time of 2nd …

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T vs. F: Understanding “Thinkers” & “Feelers”

Making Decisions: “T vs. F.” For those who have been following our Jungian Type Best Fit series, we are now half-way through the four personality preference sets!  Today we’ll begin the third set, looking at what the “Thinker” (T) vs. “Feeler” (F) preferences actually mean, as well as how we can begin to gain an understanding about which one we …

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Applying 5 Voices: Rules of Engagement (Part I)

The Problem With Meetings: Voices Left Behind  When it comes to getting the most out of your teams and the 5 Voices tool, few practices will take you further than learning the “Rules of Engagement” for leading meetings.  In every team, there’s a certain rhyme and reason to the flow of meetings. For example, think about a start-up or quickly …

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Take Back Control of Your Time

A Word About Time How many of us wish we had more time in our day? Most likely, the majority of people reading this post would jump at the chance to add a few more hours of “cushion time” to get everything done. That’s why time management is so crucial, and yet, as hard as we try, we never seem …

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Leadership Insights: Sensors vs. Intuitives

Alas, we come to the final post in our series on Jungian Personality Type for the Sensor vs. Intuitive type preferences. Now that we’ve thoroughly explored what your preference means for the way you process information, let’s take a look at a few descriptors that will help you round out your understanding of S vs. N tendencies. After that, we’ll …

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5 Voices Series: The Power of Your Voice

Every Voice Has a Weapon System In our first post about the 5 Voices, we covered the tendencies of each voice and what they bring to the table. Today, we’ll be diving deeper into the voices to identify their “weapon systems.” A voice’s “weapon system” describes what it feels like to be on the other side of that voice, while …

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Leadership Landmarks: What Do You Represent?

Landmarks As Symbols Big Ben is a landmark. It’s a powerful symbol of an important city with a storied history.  Whenever we see a landmark, inevitable associations pop into our minds. For example, when we see the Eiffel Tower, our thoughts might wander to French bread, crepes, and the enchanting streets of Paris. The same phenomenon of unconsciously evoked ideas, …

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The Effect of Culture and Environment on Preference and Creativity

The “Oughts and Shoulds” of Culture Today’s fifth, and second-to-last, post in the ongoing “S” vs. “N” series will focus on the impact of cultural expectations on Sensors and Intuitives. We’ll also take a quick detour towards the end to explore how physical environment and art affect Sensors and Intuitives differently. For those of you who have studied business or …

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Intro to The 5 Voices of Leadership

The Problem With Personality Tests Have you ever taken a personality test, only to forget what it means a week later?  You might recall whether you thought your results were good or bad, but ask you what your letters were or which color you scored, and you stumble through a response that could generously be called a jumble of alphabet …

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4 Ways to Get Your Team on the Same Page

Anyone out there trying to get a group of people moving in the same direction?  It’s hard, isn’t it? When it comes down to it, there are only a few seasons in the life of a company where an entire team is aligned and moving in the same direction. Few leaders are able to do this consistently, while most leaders …