Your personality at work determines your success and impact as a leader. Is yours helping or hurting your effectiveness and your team’s engagement?

Contrary to what most people think, you can change aspects of your personality and become a more engaging leader. A new book analyzing the behaviors of business leaders explains concrete ways that current and aspiring leaders can improve their personality to boost their effectiveness.

Research shows strong links between a leader’s personality and outcomes. Ordinary behaviors either drive or derail teamwork, communication, decision-making, safety, and innovation — for better or for worse. Jesse and author Ron Warren discuss how you can be your best self more often, and avoid slipping into behaviors that are not you at your best.

This discussion includes:

  • The 4 dimensions of leadership behavior — including the two that help your leadership, and the two that hurt it;
  • The dysfunctional behaviors that leaders need to start, stop, or improve;
  • Evidence-based approaches for “domineering” leaders to become more effective; and
  • Approaches for “deferent” leaders to achieve better results.

Ron Warren, Ph.D. is author of The Achievement Paradox and his newest book, Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership. Ron has been studying the impact of personality on effectiveness at work for 30 years. He is the developer of leadership and competency assessments taught by Harvard and Yale and used by many organizations worldwide. His work has been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Adolescence, and Measures of Leadership.

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