New, It’s Your Business Radio Discusses: Diverse Personality Styles Enhance Your Management Team and Your Productivity

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Learn why understanding personality types is key to creating and managing a successful team on ROI Consulting’s new webcast “It’s Your Business Radio” program at http://richroi.com/resourceCenter/ItsYourBusinessRadio.html.

Many managers often hire the right person for the job and then have a difficult time managing him or her.

Learn why understanding personality types is key to creating and managing a successful team on ROI Consulting’s new webcast “It’s Your Business Radio” program at http://richroi.com/resourceCenter/ItsYourBusinessRadio.html.

Understanding personality types can help one choose the right employees as well as more effectively manage them to increase the productivity of an entire operation. “Many managers often hire the right person for the job and then have a difficult time managing him or her,” explains Richard A. Morris, principal of Resource for Ownership Intelligence (ROI) Consulting based in Evanston, Ill., and host of the webcast It’s Your Business Radio. “Owners and managers frequently assume that the employee is the problem. However it may have more to do with personality styles and a lack of congruent communication.”

Managing employees is a tough job, and it’s a fact that some employees are easier to manage than others. But before deciding to fire a potentially valuable employee who’s a handful to manage, learn a little about personality styles by listening to Morris interview Jeanne Gourgechon, principal of Changepace in Chicago, Ill, on It’s Your Business Radio.

Gourgechon describes several personality types, including “Directive,” “Influential,” “Steady” and “Compliance.” When she points out that managers communicate best with employees who share their own personality style, Morris rhetorically asks, “Then why don’t I just hire people with my personality style – won’t that be easier?” Although the approach seems logical, Gourgechon explains it doesn’t always work, pointing out as an example that two “High Dominant” people can often bump heads.

Plus, managing a successful business requires different personality types who excel at different jobs. The first step in assembling the right team requires owners and managers to identify their own personality type. Then they need to ascertain the personality styles their business needs to perform certain tasks.

“Most importantly, owners and managers need to know how to communicate with each personality style,” explains Morris. “I hope the lively, interactive radio format will allow them to absorb a compelling concept that can help energize their business, build better relationships with their employees and motivate everyone to give their business a competitive edge.” Listen to the complete interview at http://richroi.com/resourceCenter/ItsYourBusinessRadio.html

Richard Morris is principal of Evanston-based ROI (Resource for Ownership Intelligence) Consulting which helps family owners expand and pass down their business to subsequent generations. He also provides family business education, consulting and strategic planning for cooperatives, franchises and associations, and is an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Previously, he managed marketing and acquisitions for his family's 80-year-old privately held company, Fel-Pro Incorporated, and served on its Board of Directors until the sale of the business in 1998. Morris also co-authored the book “Kids, Wealth and Consequences: Ensuring a Responsible Financial Future for the Next Generation” (Bloomberg Press).

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