Author Archives: worxjones

Communicating Intent Is A Doer Trait

Doers prefer to tell the truth and expect others to be honest with them in return. More importantly, Doers expect coworkers to communicate bad news graciously and to offer criticism objectively. Timeliness is also a key factor. Waiting for the right moment, or putting it off until the recipient is in a good mood, just […]

Doers Are Open, Honest, And Direct

Whenever contact is made, communication occurs. Every time you open your mouth, roll your eyes, purse your lips, nod your head, cross your arms, or clear your throat, someone is going to assign meaning to it. Hand gestures, voice tone, and body posture can send a signal that you like or dislike someone or are […]

Neutraling Negativity Takes Practice

When your expectations are conveyed clearly those on the receiving end feel good about providing the response you need. Unclear requests typically leave the listener feeling disappointed, discouraged, or disillusioned. Those who hold you responsible for their negative feelings typically walk away and say nothing rather than risk telling you what is really on their […]

Doers Dread Micro-Management

A Doer’s worse nightmare is reporting to an incompetent boss. They dread reporting to someone who lacks the skill, ability, and motivation to do the right things, the right way, for the right reason. Such bosses walk around in a fog unaware of the negative impact they are having on those who report to them. […]

Time For A Doers Checkup

Striving for a better future by changing the way you live and work today can be a difficult undertaking for a Doer. Yes, being honest with yourself regarding the challenges you will face along the way is good for you, but it may also be upsetting to those who love and admire you and thus […]

Doers Are Open, Honest, and Direct

Whenever contact is made, communication occurs. Every time you open your mouth, roll your eyes, purse your lips, nod your head, cross your arms, or clear your throat, someone is going to assign meaning to it. Hand gestures, voice tone, and body posture can send a signal that you like or dislike someone or are […]

Different Folks Need Different Strokes

The Competency Checklist below should make it easier for you to identify which competencies a particular person is missing and be in a position to assist him or her to develop those skills and abilities most needed for the job. You might also find it helpful to put your introspective “hat” on and think about […]