Party on Dude! Are You a Buddy or a Boss?

Party on Dude! Are You a Buddy or a Boss?

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  • Matt Bickford

    I really like the audio!

    Is there a way to subscribe to your podcast updates via iTunes?

  • Monica Wofford

    What a great question and we are investigating. The new website will likely have a subscription base in some shape and that may be included. Thanks so much for asking Matt. You’ve helped me convince our CIO that we sooo need podcasts. It’s been a fun debate in our office 🙂

  • JG

    To me it seems like a bit of the entertainer is a good thing. Doesn’t it map a bit to the “i” in DiSC? I feel the entertainer as you describe it, in moderation, would be a welcome addition to building a functional team (read trust).

    In saying this type of person is rarely promoted to senior levels, it seems as if this personality trait is being looked down upon? I would equate a certain level of the entertainer with a person of high emotional intelligence and charisma, probably a leader I would follow. Full disclosure, I’m a Di and always used my enthusiasm, personality and charisma to help lead and manage so maybe that’s why I feel this way?

    Your thoughts?

    Thanks!

    JG

  • Monica Wofford

    Hello there JG,
    What great insight my friend and I agree. Typically in corporate america, you are correct, this type of personality preference is not promoted into management. My supposition and findings are that this is because the Commanders “get it done” and the Organizers “get it right”. The Entertainers “get appreciated” and this is not always recognized as a trait of value for those who are task focused.

    I agree with you on the emotional intelligence and the charisma and this preference and it is a highly valuable part that teams need and require. In full disclosure, I am a DI or Commander/Entertainer as well who just embraced that a few years ago. Wow, the freedom of being okay with being accused of having had two mountain dews for breakfast. I am good with that!

    How do you find that your enthusiasm is well received at the office? And are you giving yourself permission to really express it?

    I look forward to hearing back from you!
    Monica

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