The article below was written by the Founder of Redbox, and is a note to his son as the son begins his first corporate internship. Dad offers 18 pieces of advice, but my favorite is #9, “You are responsible for the relationship with your boss.”
One of the areas that we focus on at Ascend Profiles is encouraging employees to gain an understanding of the personalities of those with whom they work, so that they can optimize communication with co-workers. If your boss is an extrovert, what tactics should you use when writing, speaking, or debating with him/her in order to ensure you are heard? How about if your boss has a dominating personality or always appears to be in a hurry? Understanding the keys to effective communication is just one of the many benefits of personality profiling for your company.