Managing a New Team? Here’s How Your Team Sees You

This blog post is part of our Truity at Work series for those who are new to people management. In these posts, we’re creating useful content for managers and teams alike, helping you to understand personality, improve communication, and navigate conflict and change with ease. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here

New Series: How Personality Can Help New Managers Unlock the Power of their Teams

Whatever our career aspirations, the better we do at work, the more responsibility we get. For some, that means taking on the role of a manager, then eventually a leader. And while from an employee's perspective, the right way to manage can seem obvious, once you actually step into that new pair of shoes the view can be much more complicated. 

What to Do When You Hate Your Job But Cannot Leave, Using Powerful Personality Plays

We’ve all been there. The job that involves one or more issues that make you drag your feet in the morning and watch the clock all afternoon. The job that pays the bills but gives dividends in indigestion.

What do you do when the work is monotonous, the meetings never end, the boss is too demanding and your coworkers have a nasty habit of constantly checking your work over your shoulder? How can you cope when the customers aren’t always right?

Your Career Satisfiers: What you Need in a Job for it to be Truly Fulfilling

Since the publication of Do What You Are (DWYA) thirty years ago, career counselors have recognized the critical role Personality Type plays in career satisfaction and success. When my co-author Barbara Barron and I were first doing our research for DWYA way back when, we interviewed hundreds of people of all types representing dozens of careers. Our Eureka! moment came when we discovered that for each of the sixteen personality types, there were certain elements that led to greater career satisfaction. Later on, we realized they also led to career success.

What Is a Coach? (And Why You Probably Need One)

Long gone are the days when working with a coach was only for professional athletes, top executives, or the rich and famous. The coaching industry is growing rapidly, making coaching an affordable option for people in various careers, industries, and walks of life. 

But do you need a coach? Nearly any individual can benefit from working with a coach. Read on to find out what coaching is, how to decide if it’s right for you, and some primary benefits of working with a coach. 

8 Personality Traits that Can Help Your Career

Different personality types have unique personality traits that fit well with particular kinds of jobs and careers. But in a working context, there are some personality traits that are universally applicable and endlessly helpful. Anyone of any personality type can possess them or cultivate them, and if they do, their long-term career prospects will be dramatically enhanced.

THE FINE PRINT: Myers-Briggs® and MBTI® are registered trademarks of the MBTI Trust, Inc., which has no affiliation with this site. Truity offers a free personality test based on Myers and Briggs' types, but does not offer the official MBTI® assessment. For more information on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® assessment, please go here.

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