Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences

Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences

Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences

Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences


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“…There are few that have made significant strides on making ‘knowing yourself’ operational and real as Lee and Hugh have in this marvelous book. Reading this book is a compelling adventure. If you follow the path, you will change for the better!” - Richard Boyatzis, Co-author of the international best seller, Primal Leadership and the new Helping People Change

“This is the book that I have longed for during my decades in managing talent. Having seen the positive impact of DNA Behavior on my teams, this is a must-read for leaders who desire to build strong teams by accelerating natural talents in an authentic and lasting way.”- Belva White, CPA, MBA, Vice President for Finance & Treasury, Emory University

You may have some awareness of the unique differences in people, but do you know how to harness and manage these differences to create a dynamic people culture? Knowledge of hard-wired behaviors (for self and others) is the distinctive differentiator that opens the door for personal growth, managing differences, and ultimately enables the cohesive trust needed for high-performance teams.

Based on more than 45 years of hands-on human behavioral research and data working with millions of clients, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie reveal in Leadership Behavior DNA®: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences​their personal stories on how they’ve successfully helped organizations achieve their goals by applying practical insights on human design.  

Readers are empowered to:  

• Grow by capitalizing on strengths and managing struggles.
• Improve communication and collaboration with people who are different.
• Develop the full potential of each person by leading them uniquely.
• Unify diverse teams by building trust based on understanding, acceptance and respect.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983879398
Publisher: FreedomStar Media
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 692,271
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lee Ellis, President, Leading with Honor® and FreedomStar Media®

As president of Leadership Freedom® LLC, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company, Lee Ellis consults with Fortune 500 senior executives in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, human performance, and succession planning. His media appearances include interviews on networks such as CNN, CBS This Morning, C-SPAN, ABC World News, and Fox News Channel. A retired Air Force Colonel, his latest award-winning book about his Vietnam POW experience is entitled Engage with Honor™: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability.

Hugh Massie, CEO, DNA Behavior International 

As CEO of DNA Behavior International, Hugh has over 60,000 hours of experience and mentored millions of people, including the leaders of more than 2,500 businesses and 20,0000 advisors in 123 countries to be Behaviorally SMART for achieving greater self-empowerment so they can unlock their human potential and live with meaning.

His last book is entitled Financial DNA® – Discovering Your Unique Financial Personality for a Quality Life. He has also authored numerous other publications on behavioral finance, human behavior, and business-related topics.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Preface xvii

Introduction xxi

Section 1 The Fundamentals of DNA Behavior and Leadership

Chapter 1 The Unique Birth of DNA Behavior 3

Chapter 2 Understanding Strengths-Managing People 11

Chapter 3 Struggles: The Other Side of the Coin 25

Chapter 4 Leadership Fundamentals 35

Section 2 DNA Behavior Factors and Traits

Chapter 5 Measuring Talents 51

The COMMAND Factor (Factor 1) 69

Chapter 6 The Take Charge Trait 71

Chapter 7 The Cooperative Trait 81

The PEOPLE Factor (Factor 2) 91

Chapter 8 The Outgoing Trait 93

Chapter 9 The Reserved Trait 103

The PATIENCE Factor (Factor 3) 113

Chapter 10 The Patient Trait 115

Chapter 11 The Fast-Paced Trait 125

The STRUCTURE Factor (Factor 4) 135

Chapter 12 The Planned Trait 137

Chapter 13 The Spontaneous Trait 147

The TRUST Factor (Factor 5) 157

Chapter 14 The Trusting Trait 159

Chapter 15 The Skeptical Trait 167

The PIONEER Factor (Factor 6) 175

Chapter 16 The Pioneering Trait 177

Chapter 17 The Content Trait 185

The RISK Factor (Factor 7) 195

Chapter 18 The Risk-Taker Trait 199

Chapter 19 The Cautious Trait 207

The CREATIVE Factor (Factor 8) 215

Chapter 20 The Creative Trait 219

Chapter 21 The Anchored Trait 227

Section 3 Managing Team Differences

Chapter 22 Maximizing Differences to Build Trust and Teamwork 237

Chapter 23 Behavior Predicts Team Dynamics 251

Chapter 24 Tying It all Together and Making It Work in Your Life and Organization 261

Acknowledgments 275

Appendix 277

Index 303

About the Authors 315

About the Foreword Author 317

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