Everyone interacts with the world differently, but there are two broad ends of the spectrum that can help us understand how we see the world and how we can support those that we lead. In this episode, we'll look extensive at the judging-perceiving personality type preference and how appreciating both sides can help you to understand and lead others more effectively.
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- Energized by planning
Tips for leaders who prefer judging:
- Not everyone will have planned things out as well as you have
- Watch out for micromanagement
- You're going to need to be flexible with the real world
How to lead those with a judging preference:
- Get them in the room when doing long-term planning and scheduling
- Coach them if they get too caught up in their planning
- Help people recognize when they need to be flexible
- Energized by deadlines
Tips for leaders who prefer perceiving:
- Be careful not to change directions too many times on people
- There are huge advantages to giving people more time
- Remember that you can (and likely will) drive those with a judging preference nuts
How to lead those with an perceiving preference:
- Coach them if they aren't trending towards making decisions
- Tap into their strengths when things need to change direction quickly
- Let them be flexible in the workplace (workday, schedule, timeline)
We briefly mentioned an upcoming opportunity to get some coaching from me if you'd like to dive further into looking at your personality preferences. We'll have more information coming in the next week or two, but if you think you might want to know more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Personality” as your subject line and I'll get back to you information as soon as we have it.
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