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Doers Are Cautious About Joining Cliques

Workplace cliques are made up of like-minded people who think, feel and act in a similar manner. Thus, joining a clique is tempting for anyone with a need to belong. Cliques can be a source of positive, collective influence. If you belong to a clique that understands and supports the corporate vision, you stand a […]

Doers Are Open To Teachable Moments

Working for an incompetent boss is not without hope. What can I do, you might ask? Well, for a start you can arm yourself with a better understanding of what causes someone in a senior role to be ineffective. That way you’ll know what skills your boss is missing and which ones you’ll need to […]

Doers Are Taught At Home

Our attitudes, beliefs and understanding of authority are largely shaped by our family long before any of us transition from learning to earning. How the elders solve problems and make decisions are natural elements of our “training.” Some families raise trustworthy children who fit in easily. Taught obedience, compliance and loyalty they become the backbone […]

Doers Seek Peace And Harmony

Personality clashes, unmet expectations and resistive coworkers are among the primary causes of behavioral-based conflict in the workplace. Without an effective resolution process, no work unit can continue to function effectively. When evaluating the need for a conflict management program, be aware that unresolved conflict is directly related to job satisfaction – as job satisfaction […]

Doers Work Around Dysfunction

Doers accept that workplace dysfunction is commonplace, so they learn to work within the confines of what is possible. While you consider a specific situation in which to practice your Doer skills think about how you would respond to a boss who displays any of these dysfunctional behaviors: The upwardly focused who don’t care about […]

Doers Are Highly Prized Assets

Doers are the backbone of every successful enterprise, those self-motivated, high achievers who do the right things the right way for the right reasons. Typically few in number these gifted performers protect and advance the organization’s competitive advantage. These result-oriented game-changers provide the initiative for new ideas and the energy that drives productivity. Doers are […]

Valuative Coaching Upgrades Doer Performance

Supervisors sometimes avoid taking corrective action because it feels too much like parenting. Other times they withhold critical feedback because the childhood injunction, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything,” still rings in their ears. It is time to set these socially induced feelings aside and talk about a new approach […]

Accountability Is A Doer Trait

Leaders are running into a growing problem with followers, who will not accept ownership when a job is done poorly, but instead pile on the excuses and float the whole mess back up the chain of command. This phenomenon is called “upward delegation.” One example is when a follower pesters you with questions about how […]

Doers Are Tempted By Cliques

One of the first things a Doer encounters when he or she starts a new job is an intensive recruitment effort by cliques. Coworkers who hold a negative view of the organization will pull the Doer aside to warn him or her about whom can be trusted and whom to watch out for. Cliques provide […]

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 […]