P ersonality at Work is written for professionals who want to better understand the impact of personality on leadership, teamwork and communications – that we all experience every day. And for leaders and teams who have completed an LMAP 360 assessment and want more case studies, cutting-edge research and resources to support their leadership development.
At the turn of the century, following the publication of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, came the era of EQ. Some studies touted EQ as more important to success than IQ or achievement drive. EQ was the new thing in schools, parenting and leadership.
Even before Angela Duckworth’s 2016 publication of Grit—the Power of Passion and Perseverance, some have fiercely advocated research that shows determination, persistence, and passion—Grit—“made high achievers special.” Grit became the new, new thing in schools, parenting and leadership.
Credit Duckworth with her incisive observation: “As a psychologist, I can confirm that grit is far from the only—or even the most important aspect— of a person’s character. . . There are many other things a person needs to grow and flourish. Character is plural.”
Plural is the integration of measures of Grit and EQ and Dominance and Deference—the LMAP 360 Profile. Personality at Work explains why and how combinations of personality traits either drive or derail performance.
Personality at Work also explains why Dominance and Deference are so common and rooted in our Stone Age evolution. Personality at Work is built around stories that show the interplay of personalities at work that lead to either outstanding or catastrophic outcomes.
"Want the truth on how to lead? Read Personality at Work, a highly intelligent book. It draws on original research and high-drama real world business cases aptly and deftly. Ron Warren has mastered leadership."
Robert Kaplan, PhD, Co-founder, Kaplan DeVries, Author: Fear Your Strengths, The Versatile Leader, & Beyond Ambition
"Personality at Work succeeds on the basis of its storytelling alone. Mix in some science and data that roll out from it, informed by Ron Warren’s perceptive analyses and you have a thoughtful contribution to the leadership literature."
Whitney Johnson, Thinkers50, World's Most Influential Management Thinkers, author Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
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