Working with people that ask so many questions

Do you have a team member who asks endless questions about any situation?  They may be really good at assessing a situation, and they can do so without any emotion whatsoever.  Some also act as if they are the smartest person on the room, and make you feel small if you challenge them in any […]

Working with people that seem too sensitive

Do you have a team member who loves to be in conversation?  They may be really good at listening, so much so, that it can affect their productivity as they listen to the problems of their co-workers. These types of team members can have so many ideas that sometimes they don’t seem to complete one […]

Working with people who move too fast

Do you have a team member who can’t sit still in meetings, seems impatient with long discussions, and takes actions without thinking it through? Congratulations, you are working with someone who has Builder energy according to the Core Values Index™.  What does that mean? A person with a lot of Builder energy tends to: focus […]

When to focus on data and analysis

Do you have a team member who is data driven and insists on having data before any decision is made? Do they tend to see the world as a black and white template without a lot of gray? Is it important to them that things are fair, processes are followed and that there’s very little […]

When to focus on assessing and problem solving

Do you have a team member who is constantly asking questions, even when the answers seem obvious to you? Do they typically remain calm and unemotional while gathering as much information as possible when dealing with a crisis?  Chances are, they are busy problem solving and convey what we call Innovator energy  according to the […]

When to focus on vision and relationships

Do you have a team member who constantly expounds all the possible accomplishments your team or organization could achieve, whether they are practical or not? Are they the first to suggest that you check with individuals that will most likely be impacted by the changes you or your team are trying to implement? Chances are, those […]

When to focus on action and results

Do you have a team member who is always moving fast, making decisions quickly and not taking the time to gather data or assess the situation properly?  Chances are, those team members possess what we call Builder energy according to the  Core Values Index™, and they are all about action and results. If you ARE […]

Know your teams motivations

One of the most important things a leader can do, is know and understand what motivations each of their team members possess. Without that knowledge, leaders can be frustrated with the actions and behaviors of their team. If you have a leadership position, ask yourself if you are tired of: wondering why some people behave […]

Increase Your Teamwork and Communication Using a Team Assessment

Any problem in the workplace can always be traced to a ‘people’ problem. Dealing with people is by far the most dreaded activity of most leaders.  If we had only robots in the workplace, you could ignore the emotional components that come into play at work. But that’s not the case yet, so we need […]