Posts by hannah

Introvert Advantage in Leadership Competency Webinar

Here’s the recording of the April 3, 2014 webinar.  (Apologies for the intermittent sound problems.  It sounds weird in places but you can still hear the content). On April 3rd, I presented a webinar comparing the 25 workplace competencies of the TTI TriMetrix™ HD Assessment and The Complete Leader with the natural strengths of introversion. I gave rationale for my leanings toward introversion or extroversion as having a natural advantage or disadvantage for each. As I explained, you may see things differently. I would love to hear from you if that’s the case. If you’d like to score the 25
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A Thought Revolution

Revolution is a term that evokes a reaction.  Our own revolution that secured our independence from the tyranny of King George is a somewhat distant or even nostalgic memory for most of us.  More likely, when we think of revolution, we see it in terms of the more violent revolutions of the last century.  The Bolshevik revolution in Russia was messy.  Castro’s revolt in Cuba was equally bloody.  Other more recent revolutions that reflected higher ideals than these did not come without a high cost either.  The Civil Rights movement in the U.S., though initially and fundamentally a quiet and
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Devaluing Others in Conflict

Posted previously at Price Associates I’ve written previously in Pushing Back Entropy about my personal contention that devaluation of others always precedes conflict in the form of direct or indirect attack.  Listening to Ron Price explain axiology this morning, that process became a bit clearer for me.  So adding to what I’ve said previously, let me try to explain the process of moving toward conflict through the lens of axiology. Axiology, the brain child of Robert Hartman, forms a significant piece of the TTI TrimetrixHD™ assessment that we use with clients.  Axiology is a way of objectifying value, the goodness
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Why I’m Writing This Blog

The whole subject of introversion is one that I’ve always felt but until recent years had not been able to articulate.  I guess I experienced it, but didn’t have a name for my experience.  One of the typical ways quiet leaders feel this reality is as a vague nagging sense of inadequacy.  It’s not always spoken, though sometimes it is by others and often by us in our own heads.  Whether it’s spoken or not, we feel it.  I have come to understand this as the reality that we feel as a result of being different from the dominant culture
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Well-Intentioned Help from Extroverts

I’m wondering if you’ve had similar experiences.  Throughout my forty-eight years, I’ve had various individuals try to help me improve myself.  The problem?  As I reflect back on their “help,” it had everything to do with me becoming like them, which meant me not being me.  I don’t think they meant me harm, but rather that they were so convinced that the way they were, extroverted, was the way to be a leader, to be healthy, to be a good person.  Why wouldn’t we want to help someone become a better person? We all struggle with this bias, but in
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When Whit Got It

My friend and colleague Whit Mitchell is a wonderful man.  I’m just getting to know him myself but know that if you met him you would immediately like him.  He’s one of those kinds of people.  He is most definitely the life of the party using his high energy and enthusiasm to make any teambuilding session an enjoyable experience.  Whit is an executive coach that works with us as part of our network at Price Associates.  We recently had a retreat for our team.  Whit, as only he could do, adeptly facilitated the “icebreaker” kinds of activities that got people,
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Introverted Leaders

This article was posted previously at Price Associates. “Hi, I’m Andy. I’m an introvert.” “Hi, Andy.” So goes the typical introduction at the local support group for non-extroverts. So many of us have, for far too long, considered this aspect of ourselves to be something we would rather keep private (after all, we are introverts) than let it be known to others and bear the brunt of their attempts to fix us (make us more outgoing and extroverted). We sometimes allow others to treat us as if we have a disease. Perhaps we need to rethink our view of this
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