Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership
Introduction: Personality Matters
Part I. Personality in Action / Personality Measures
Chapter 1: The Two Steves
Chapter 2: Silicon Valley Grit
Chapter 3: Personality Traits and Profiles
Chapter 4: Team Process and Personality
Chapter 5: Personality Profiles and Effectiveness
Chapter 6: Flying Lessons-Crew Leadership, Teamwork, and Communications
Chapter 7: Personality Is Behavior-Self-Ratings and 360 Feedback
Chapter 8: Things are Crazy at Work
Part II. Deference: Derailers and Development
Chapter 9: Deference-The Right-Sider
Chapter 10: Leading with Grit and Assertiveness
Part III. Dominance: Derailers and Development
Chapter 11: The Dominant Personality of Our Time
Chapter 12: The Toll of Hostility
Chapter 13: Dominance Is Not Leadership
Chapter 14: Leadership EQ and Teamwork Behaviors
Part IV. Leadership Drivers and Development
Chapter 15: Leadership in Action – Qantas Flight 32
Chapter 16: Your Best Self – The LMAP Method
Chapter 17: Red Teams and WRAP
Chapter 18: Insight In Action
Appendix A. Timothy Leary
Appendix B. Example of LMAP Effectiveness Ratings
Appendix C. Self-Reflection Exercises
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 company—and 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 thrives—making 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 person—your personality and character—drives 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 performance—and 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 traits—13 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