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3 Ways to Re-Energize Half-Hearted Employees

Do you have wholehearted people in your life?  Who do you know that is fully in or completely devoted to something? They’re the type of people who, as Thoreau once put it, “suck out all the marrow of life.” They live with passion and purpose. When they dive into something, they attack it with every bit of experience, intelligence, and …

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One Quality Every Great Leader Shares

Leadership. It’s a term you hear all the time. People talk about good leaders and bad leaders, incompetent leaders and absent leaders, but how often do we dive into the specifics of what it means to be a good leader? Not often. Leadership is a common topic, but its core competencies are rarely identified or defined. Note: We discussed Liberating …

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Leadership Tips & Insights for Extroverts and Introverts

This is the final post in a series about Extroverts and Introverts. If you haven’t read the previous posts, make sure you go back and do so. Hopefully by now you are getting a clearer grasp of what it means to be an Introvert or an Extrovert and which one might be your natural tendency. Some of you reading may …

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2018 GiANT Guide to the New Year

“Before you lead others – you must first lead yourself.” We all have the potential to raise our leadership capacity. Being a leader doesn’t just happen at work, but it happens in every circle of influence: ourselves, our families, our teams, our organizations, and our communities. At GiANT, we work tirelessly to help people become leaders others want to follow. …

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How Culture, Work, and Stress Affect Introverts and Extroverts

Societies always have expectations about how people should feel, think, and act. This is a fact across all nations and societies throughout all of history. So, what are the cultural “oughts and shoulds” around Extroverts and Introverts in American culture? Or maybe a better place to start would be, which preference do you think American culture says we should be? …

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5 Questions Extroverts and Introverts Answer Differently

In the previous posts, we’ve looked at the primary differences between Extroverts and Introverts. In this post, we’re going to begin to shine the light on a few different scenarios that Extroverts and Introverts tend to answer differently. Remember, these are just scenarios and don’t guarantee a specific preference, but they can be helpful to at least consider. Here are …

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4 Questions to Better Understand & Lead Your People

When it comes to those you work with or lead it is important to know them well if you want to nurture strong team and individual growth. So how do you help your people grow? First and foremost it’s important to understand how people are living. Every one of us has a personal life that affects our work life, whether …

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Extroverts, Introverts, and the Differences in Communication

In the previous post, we identified the primary differences between Extroverts and Introverts. If you haven’t read it, make sure you go check it out. Today, we’ll take a deep look at the differences in communication between Extroverts and Introverts, and how you can begin to communicate more clearly. Hint: Take notes on all the ways you can get better …

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Toxic Culture: The Need for Healthy Work Environments

If you were suddenly dropped onto a different planet – say Venus or Mars – how long would you live without a spacesuit? Maybe 4-5 minutes? Less if you can’t hold your breath very long or the atmosphere was too toxic? Let’s try another one – how long would you be able to live in Dzerzinsk, Russia – known as …

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What is the Difference Between an Introvert and Extrovert?

Are you an Extrovert? Or Introvert? How would you know? When people think about the terms “Extrovert” and “Introvert” there are, invariably, many assumptions attached to them. But few of the connotations regarding either label are totally accurate when it comes to describing the type of person we call “Extroverted” or “Introverted.” When working through personality assessments, always try to …