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Enhancing Your Executive Edge: How to Develop the Skills to Lead and Succeed by Kerry Preston, Kim Zoller

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CHAPTER 4

Dealing with Personality Stallers—Ours and Others

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.

—BRIAN TRACY

IF OTHER people are affecting how we manage ourselves to the point where it is affecting our Executive Edge, then we’d better learn to manage behaviors that are hard to deal with in our workplace.

It would be wonderful if everyone were nice to each other and had each other’s best interest at heart. But the reality is, many people are out for themselves. Sometimes it is a personality issue, and sometimes it is the way the corporate structure is set up.

In talking to a client of ours, she had this to say about her group: “It drives me crazy—they are all out for themselves. ...

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