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5 Behavioral Barriers to Better Leadership Clarity

By Lee Ellis Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial […]

Results vs Relationships Balance – How to Assess Your Team’s Behavior

As a child, riding a seesaw was fun, wasn’t it? Well, except when you didn’t have equal weight on both sides—then it was just out of balance and someone got stuck in mid-air. That bears the question—is your leadership out of balance?  Most likely it is because statistically, more than 85% of the population tilts […]

The 4 Symptoms of Working with Dysfunctional Dominant Personalities

One third of the population has a “Dominant” personality.  I happen to be one of them and many of my friends and clients are also.  We have high confidence in our opinions which like most strengths can be good or bad – strengths taken too far usually become struggles.   A deviant and devious, version of […]

Beyond the Resume: 5 Keys to Behaviorally Smart Hiring

By Guest Author Carol Pocklington, Human Behavior Solutions Analyst, DNA Behavior International Great resumes can be bought. Behaviors can’t be. The only way to effectively hire and retain candidates is to ensure you not only fit the right skills to the right job but that you also find the right cultural and behavioral style fit […]

Narcissistic Leadership Tendencies? 9 Behavioral Warning Signs

By Lee Ellis Typically, narcissism is historically associated with physical beauty. You may recall that in Greek mythology, Narcissus was the handsome young man who became so enchanted with the image of himself in the pool that he could not pull away. Today we hear about a leader who has narcissistic tendencies, but it’s not […]

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A Behavioral Analysis of President Trump’s White House Leadership Team

(Editor’s Note: we frequently get a high interest level on the behavioral styles of famous personalities, celebrities, etc. This article from our partner organization, DNA Behavior, gives great insight on how behavioral assessment is valuable in team-building strategy. It was originally written in late 2016 before President Trump was elected by Carol Pocklington, guest author […]