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Quiz: How My Personality Annoys Co-Workers!

Please share the quiz with this link:  How My Personality Annoys My Co-Workers!

Information is power.  Get “intel” about how others perceive you.  If you are saying, it’s not me, it’s them.  Are you so sure?  The truth is, its probably both of you.   I’ve learned it’s often not what I think how I am annoying others that gets them.  It’s something entirely different.

3 Reasons to take the Quiz:

1- It’s Fun and takes 3.6 minutes.

2- If you are honest, it’s honestly going to tell you something.

3- Includes spot-on SHORT, easy advice to make  your co-worker relationships drama free.

 

How Do You Measure Up?

The verdict is in. I have heard from many of you that the annoying personality type is on target. Some of you didn’t like what it said – including me i am a Kardasian. Truth is when we discuss it it is about the way you show you up. I have to own up to the fact of who I am and how I show up. Its just information that can help you be even better at what you do. However – the problem is you don’t know how you stack up. Here are the  6 personality types.

Find your How I Annoy My Co-Workers Personality:

Emma Stone:  The sweetest actress ever, barely ever annoying

Mary Poppins: So perfect, it’s annoying.  Are you even real?

Painfully Irresistible:  Just like Liam Payne from One Direction, a little pain, a little gain

Next Popping: That’s irritating and everyone can see it!  The picture is me at a photo-shoot saying “take the pic already”

Like A Kardasian:   You are so on top of whats new its both annoying and yet jealous making

Steaming Hot:   It’s Coming out of both your ears and everyone knows it.  Stand back…

 

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Featured in Glamour.com: The Single Most Important Advice for Your Career

Good career advice and career guidance are like a good hairstyle.  You want to know where to get it and how to keep it.   The single most important career advice, after being competent which is a baseline “give-me”  is don’t annoy your boss.  If you learn the common mistakes most workers make, you can fix them and move up the corporate ladder.  If you annoy your boss It all boils down to one solution.   Honesty.  It’s that simple,  You can embellish, subtract and tone-it-down, albeit it all comes down to this.   A good boss can smell the BS cubicles away.  Fool them once, and there will not be a second time.   Honesty about your abilities, efforts, and work status is key to building your reputation and a good relationship with your  boss.  

Follow the logical career advice of why honesty is truly the best policy.  Or, if you must, follow the yellow brick road but, it’s the long way around.  Learn this simple career advice and be honest with your boss:

Your Boss will win the race

The Boss will figure it out, before you do.  Usually the boss has smarts even if you don’t see it.  This means unless you get a crash course on whatever it is you are lacking, a good boss will figure out that you don’t know before you figure out how to know it. 

Ask your Boss for face-time and career guidance. 

If your Boss is fair and not a jerk, he or she will value the opportunity to show you their way, teach a new skill and mentor you.  A good boss intuitively understands that employees value face time with them.   Therefore, they want you to learn from them.  They may not know you need the help.    Ask for what you need.

Learn to ask without being needy

This is a hard one for most.   Keep your voice, your mannerisms and your tone calm, cool and collected.  Don’t give long explanations.   Just ask for what you need.  For example:  “Can you show me how you would like the pivot table?”   If you ask, your boss will make the time to show you what you need or find someone else to help you.  

See the big picture.   

The boss has to see the forest and all the trees in that forest to keep the forest growing.  Know the type of tree you are and where you fit into that forest.  Make sure you keep your tree strong.  If you don’t get this advice, email me.   You need my help…..

This article in Glamour.com covers the 8 Worst MIstakes That Annoy your Boss More than Being Late.  It’s a quick read and worth it. 

Follow Tip #7 from yours truly:   You say you understand – when you really don’t!    It all boils down to simple honesty.  What do you think?  

Empowering the Quiet Team Leader from the Back of the Room

Quiet Team Leader.  Definitely a high point to be featured by Dan McCarthy on his Great Leadership Bog.  This post was inspired by a woman who was on my team for five years.   Rose is the quintessential quiet leader, who sets the tone, raises the bar and urges others to be better and do better.  She models, caring authentic behavior in every situation.   Those were five high growth years!

Read my guest blog on Great Leadership by clicking here.  Do you have a Rose on your team?  Tell me about the qualities you admire in this person.

 

Startup Professionals: 7 Proven Tactics In Managing Annoying Team Members. Go Slow to Go Fast.

Honored to be featured by Marty Zwilling on Startup Professionals, for Entrepreneurs Who are in a Hurry to Succeed.  Go slow to go fast is sound advice. I am kindred spirit when it comes to start-ups.  Having been a DoubleClicker and spent most of my career as a rain maker, I was always in startup mode.  My DNA is hardwired to build a strong foundation for a scalable enterprise in a very short time with strict budget parameters.  My personal mantra is taken from  Cosimo di Giovanni de’ Medici  (take the secret passage tour in Florence) known for unifying Italy.  Cosimo’s words: “Go slow to go fast”.  That means getting it right the first time.  

Marty’s credentials:  CEO & Founder of Startup Professionals, Inc.; Advisory Board Member for multiple startups; ATI Angels Selection Committee; Venture Mentor at ASU. Published on Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post. Feel free to follow Marty on Twitter StartupPro or Circle me on Google+.

In Marty’s own words:

We have all had to work with annoying team members in business. If you are not their manager, it’s tempting to just walk away, tune them out, or react sharply, but these reactions are not appropriate for managers, and are equally ineffective for peers and team mates. Remember that annoying doesn’t mean non-productive – these may be top performers, with critical business skills.

The good news is that you can learn to deal with well-meaning peers and people you manage, by employing a set of proven tactics, as outlined in a new book, “Managing Annoying People,” from veteran business leader and workplace consultant Ilene Marcus. As a long-time business adviser, I fully support her key pragmatic relationship strategies, which I paraphrase here as follows:

 Click here to read Marty’s entire article: 7 Proven Tactics In Managing Annoying Team Members.

Based on Marty’s comments, can you share your start-up challenges that you can’t afford to get wrong?

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