An Evidence-Based Approach to Personality and Leadership
A leader’s bullying and constant dismissal of his team’s concerns nearly take down an entire companyand the global financial system. The U.S. Government has to provide a $182 billion bailout. A new CEO transforms a near-bankrupt auto company and its infamously competitive culture becomes more collaborative and thrivesmaking it the only auto manufacturer to not take bailout funds.
These stories share a truth: Each leader’s personality set the course of their company’s future. We all know that IQ, education, knowledge, and technical skills are essential for professionals, but they alone are insufficient for effective leadership. Who you are as a personyour personality and characterdrives leadership performance and determines who thrives and who fails.
In Personality at Work, psychologist Ron Warren lays out the key personality traits that drive high performanceand the common traits that derail it. Warren clusters closely related traits into four dimensions of behavior:
• Teamwork/Social Intelligence
• Grit/Task Mastery.
Each cluster is broken down into personality traits13 in all.
Personality at Work draws from research using the renowned LMAP 360 with 20,000 leaders and 250,000 360-feedback raters. An assessment used at organizations around the world, LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Underwriter Laboratories, BearingPoint, Deloitte, Teach for America, Clayton Homes, and more than 35 hospital systems throughout the United States.
Personality at Work integrates research on personality and performance, teamwork, communications, judgment, and decision-making. You will learn how to …
• Recognize your own personality patterns and those of colleagues
• Understand the links between personality, leadership, and organizational effectiveness
• Turn insights into action, leading with Grit and EQ to drive individual and team performance
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About the Author
Ronald A. Warren, Ph.D., developed the LMAP 360 assessment used by top education institutions, corporations, and healthcare systems worldwide. Ron has worked in clinical and organizational psychology and has been published in American Journal of Psychiatry, Adolescence, and Measures of Leadership.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Personality Matters ix
Part I Personality in Action/Personality Measures
Chapter 1 The Two Steves 3
Chapter 2 Silicon Valley Grit 23
Chapter 3 Personality Traits and Profiles 29
Chapter 4 Team Process and Personality 45
Chapter 5 Personality Profiles and Effectiveness 67
Chapter 6 Flying Lessons-Crew Leadership, Teamwork, and Communications 83
Chapter 7 Personality Is Behavior-Self-Ratings and 360 Feedback 97
Chapter 8 Things Are Crazy at Work 113
Part II Deference: Derailers and Development
Chapter 9 Deference-The Right-Sider 123
Chapter 10 Leading with Grit and Assertiveness 139
Part III Dominance: Derailers and Development
Chapter 11 The Dominant Personality of Our Time 157
Chapter 12 The Toll of Hostility 173
Chapter 13 Dominance Is Not Leadership 181
Chapter 14 Leadership EQ and Teamwork Behaviors 193
Part IV Leadership Drivers and Development
Chapter 15 Leadership in Action-Qantas Flight 32 217
Chapter 16 Your Best Self-the LMAP Method 233
Chapter 17 Red Teams and WRAP 243
Chapter 18 Insight in Action 251
Appendix A Timothy Leary 259
Appendix B Example of LMAP 360 Effectiveness Ratings 265
Appendix C Self-Reflection Exercises 267