The Goldilocks Zone (WT665)Blog
I love it when my peeps embody what they have learned.
By embody, I mean they live it; they act it as opposed to having what we call “propositional” knowledge, where we think we “know” something but aren’t yet doing it. They actually do something with the knowledge.
For the sake of privacy, we’ll use the names Jim and Jane.
Jim and Jane work together. Both are leaders and managers.
Jim is an Advisor personality. Jim is a great risk mitigator because he considers all the information and ramifications of different scenarios.
He needs to research and think about things before making a decision.
The root meaning of decide is to “cut off all options”. It’s not until we move or take action that we have actually decided, so Jim can be a little slow to act.
Jane on the other hand is right on the line between Driver and Coach personality. In the REACH profiling system, Drivers and Coaches are on the action side of the matrix.
Jane wants action. “Come on, let’s go. What’s the hold up?”
Their basic differences in personality, which remember, is simply a habit of how we think, feel and act, can cause frustration between them.
One pushes, one pushes back.
Here’s the gold – pardon the pun.
Jim, being aware of his personality style sought Jane’s assistance to help keep him accountable and get into action.
Jim calls it “The Goldilocks Zone”. I love it. He said, “Working together with Jane should produce the sweet spot, in other words the happy medium between Jane pushing too much and me not taking action quick enough.”
Oh, music to my ears.
Someone who gets it.
Someone who embraces the learning.
Someone who can see how different personalities can actually work together for greater results.
We call this “synergy”, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Thank you Jim, for sharing this insight.
Now it’s your turn.
What’s your personality type?
What are the personality types that press your buttons and how can you find a way to use the differences to help you achieve better results?
Let me know. I’d love to see how you are embodying the knowledge you have.
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