Business Personality Style, What's Yours? Is It Effective?
Today’s show reminds me of my grandmothers rule – its nice to be nice! Why you might wonder…sometimes our style can be a problem when it comes to business – think before you speak or act.
Our business personality is definitely guided by our personality. On today’s show we discussed how your style is a combination of characteristics that make up or drive how you act. Your level of confidence, your level of optimism, your risk aversion, your ability to control impulses, and so on, are measured to identify each level of defined characteristics depending on what personality program you subscribe to.
What’s Your Business Personality, Is It Working?
We know that we are a combination of those characteristics and that people “flex” or grow and adapt to situations in order to perform at a different level then they are normally at. This can be seen as their business personality flexing to meet a need. As we heard from Carmela, a speaking engagement is not always what it seems to be on the schedule.
There will always be a level of authenticity in a way a person performs that will show their true self. If you intentionally want to grow or adapt a coach or mentor can provide some much insight. As we discussed sometimes we are so far in the weeds we are missing the trees and a coach or mentor has the ability to weed-whack and help us improve the view.
The important take away from today is that our communication style comes from our personality style and there for impacts our business style. That is important for both the communicator and the listener/receiver to understand. Individuals will read into communication and “hear” what they believe to be the message. Your business style may be seen as loud or blunt and in emails and memos others who are quiet or more emotional may be hurt or offended. Some tips to support “good” communication are:
Be clear in all forms of communication. Anytime you communicate make sure that you give facts and clear directions of expectations.
Determine if all audiences are ready to receive the information. You know there are times of the day, week or year that a team member, client or vendor or more stressed or engaged in projects. Be sure they are ready to receive the information.
Follow up. If you know you have team member, client or vendor that will mis-interpret something you are emailing or mailing be sure to follow up. Take the extra time to be sure you message is clear.
Your ability to communicate will determine your ability to connect and build a positive successful relationship with your team member, client or vendor and this helps you to stay successful in business!