How to Work with Multiple Personality Types

Walking into a new office on the first day of your new job or temporary assignment can be daunting and sometimes intimidating. You may ask yourself what your co-workers will be like and if they will like you. Having multiple personality types in the office is what makes your team set themselves apart. I bet if you stop and think about your office, there are a variety of people working together and it is important to be able to learn how to work effectively with each of them.

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Are You Playing to Your Strengths?

Recently, I have been attending a professional development class, and one of the lessons we just completed was on the topic of “Playing to Your Strengths.”

This philosophy is something Marcus Buckingham has done a significant amount of research on. During this class, we discussed various topics that outlined our current thought process. If you think about it, when was the last time you asked your employees what they felt their strengths were? Odds are that’s not something you discuss. Instead we always focus on where our staff needs to improve. Why do you think that is?

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Won’t you be my Neighbor?

Let’s face it, as much as we would all like to think we are easy to get along with, there will always be someone who thinks different. We are all unique in our own way. We are all human, and despite what Mr. Rogers told you, not everyone is going to like everyone. It’s just the way it is, and it’s okay. We don’t have to like everyone. We don’t all have to be best buds. We don’t have to share the same views and opinions. The only thing we need to keep in mind in the work place is common courtesy and respect.

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No, I Can’t Help You

I recently changed positions with my company and as I continue to gain knowledge and learn my new role, I have come to the realization that I cannot help everyone. Until just recently, I have always been a people pleaser and I have been the person to say “yes” to any request. Over the last few weeks, I have had to say “No, I can’t help you.”

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It’s a Jungle Out There: Tips to Surviving Your First Day of Work

If you’re reading this, congrats on getting ready to start your first day at a new job! The first day at a new job is critical for making the right impression. The last thing the office needs is another train wreck of a co-worker. You know them: the jerk, the know-it-all, the gossip hound, the body odor guy, or lady who wears way too revealing clothing. Instead you want to ooze dependability, politeness, and good grooming.

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