Posts tagged personality

You gotta have a gimmick if you want to stand out in today’s crowded market. For marketing expert Ted Rubin, his penchant for wearing crazy socks were the key to social media stardom.
Find out how on OPEN Forum.

You gotta have a gimmick if you want to stand out in today’s crowded market. For marketing expert Ted Rubin, his penchant for wearing crazy socks were the key to social media stardom.

Find out how on OPEN Forum.

One Big Reason Why Introverts Make Excellent Employees

Recent studies, articles and books have done away with the age-old myth that introverts were shy and ineffective in social situations. Introverts are actually a great addition to any team because they’re typically great listeners, writes introvert and OPEN Forum contributor Erika Napoletano.

While extroverts might be hopping from conversation to conversation, we’re much more interested in digging into single concepts and details. We’ll hear you out (as you go on and on and on) and are incredibly adept at summing up a whole pile of thoughts and feelings into concise summaries.

Read two more reasons why introverts are excellent employees on OPEN Forum

9 Ways You Can Build a Strong Personal Brand

Branding is not something small-business owners can ignore. “We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You,” wrote management consultant Tom Peters in Fast Company. So where does one start in their goal of promoting Brand You?

  1. Increase awareness of your identity.
  2. Deliver what you promise.
  3. Make quality a non-negotiable.
  4. Develop a brand mantra.
  5. Keep your word.
  6. Drop the mercenary approach.
  7. Purchase your own domain name.
  8. Hire a brand coach or strategist.
  9. Reinvent yourself.

From OPEN Forum’s “How to Build an Unforgettable Brand

When you work in an office, tons of personalities are coming together. And it’s no surprise that sometimes they clash. There’s even evolutionary reasoning behind those flare ups, according to organizational psychologist Ben Dattner:

“As human beings evolved, our survival depended on being able to quickly identify and differentiate friend from foe, which meant making rapid judgments about the character and intentions of other people or tribes. Focusing on people rather than situations is faster and simpler, and focusing on a few attributes of people, rather than on their complicated entirety, is an additional temptation.”

But while personality conflicts make for an easy explanation, they’re not always to blame for office drama: employers are. Learn how you could be to blame for workplace tensions on OPEN Forum.

When you work in an office, tons of personalities are coming together. And it’s no surprise that sometimes they clash. There’s even evolutionary reasoning behind those flare ups, according to organizational psychologist Ben Dattner:

“As human beings evolved, our survival depended on being able to quickly identify and differentiate friend from foe, which meant making rapid judgments about the character and intentions of other people or tribes. Focusing on people rather than situations is faster and simpler, and focusing on a few attributes of people, rather than on their complicated entirety, is an additional temptation.”

But while personality conflicts make for an easy explanation, they’re not always to blame for office drama: employers are. Learn how you could be to blame for workplace tensions on OPEN Forum.

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Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.
Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career?

fastcompany:

Introverts (or those of us with introverted tendencies) tend to recharge by spending time alone. They lose energy from being around people for long periods of time, particularly large crowds.

Extroverts, on the other hand, gain energy from other people. Extroverts actually find their energy is sapped when they spend too much time alone. They recharge by being social.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean for your career?

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This infographic reveals the importance of office collaboration and serves as a how-to guide for getting the most out of common personality types in the office.

(Via Visual.ly)

Click here to embiggen (see full infographic)

This infographic reveals the importance of office collaboration and serves as a how-to guide for getting the most out of common personality types in the office.

(Via Visual.ly)
Steal These 3 Social Marketing Tricks From Top Brands
Do you enjoy following a brand in social media? If that’s the case, it’s doing at least one of three things:
Connecting with one of your passions and/or interests
Entertaining you with its engaging personality
Providing interesting and/or important information to you
Click here to discover which brands are succeeding at these three strategies - passion, personality, and transparency.(Image via facebook/Oreo)
(via Steal These 3 Social Marketing Tricks From Top Brands - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Steal These 3 Social Marketing Tricks From Top Brands

Do you enjoy following a brand in social media? If that’s the case, it’s doing at least one of three things:

  • Connecting with one of your passions and/or interests
  • Entertaining you with its engaging personality
  • Providing interesting and/or important information to you


Click here to discover which brands are succeeding at these three strategies - passion, personality, and transparency.

(Image via facebook/Oreo)

(via Steal These 3 Social Marketing Tricks From Top Brands - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a  Thriving Audience Online
1. Be bookish2. Be quiet (and listen)3. Be serious4. Be sensitive5. Be alone
(via 5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Audience Online | Copyblogger)
How do we teach character? We don’t.
I talked to Stevenson about his classic definition this weekend. Back in 1983, he told me, people tended to define entrepreneurship almost as a personality disorder, a kind of risk addiction. “But that didn’t fit the entrepreneurs I knew,” he said. “I never met an entrepreneur who got up in the morning saying ‘Where’s the most risk in today’s economy, and how can I get some? Most entrepreneurs I know are looking to lay risk off—on investors, partners, lenders, and anyone else.” As for personality, he said, “The entrepreneurs I know are all different types. They’re as likely to be wallflowers as to be the wild man of Borneo.”