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Good morning and Happy Monday!
I’m Monica Wofford and this is your Monday Moment.

You may not believe me, but not all people are the same OR easy.
You may not believe THIS either, but it IS possible that not everyone you will lead will LIKE you. GASP.

Not all those you lead will be the same… and Not all those who are different, are also difficult.

Even more so, get this… you may not find each of them so terribly likeable, either, but consider it a challenge.

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People have personalities. In fact, no matter the tool, we all have four of them in our head. Which one we’re operating out of may be called something different or may certainly look different, but either way, your job as leader is NOT to like everyone, that’s actually a bonus. Your job is to learn how to adapt your leadership communication to the needs and interpretations of those you have the privilege of leading. We use a tool called the CORE Multi-Dimensional Awareness Profile to make this MUCH easier. Why?

Because if you’re an A let’s say, or a Red, or saucy some assessments will call it, and you’re leading a blue, the modification of HOW and WHAT and WHEN you communicate is essential for avoiding miscommunications, but rarely something A’s know instinctively.

Remember, you do want ALL personalities (maybe we call it EQ, or EQ diversity) to create a high performing team. It just means how you communicate will be received differently by different people.

Remember to first 1) accept they’re different, and 2) then adjust your style based on those differences. It’s bigger than that, and we’ll cover more later. In the meantime, check out a book called Make Difficult People Disappear. You might even recognize the name of the author. hehe.

I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment.
See you next week for more talk on Leadership.

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