From DiSC assessments to the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, there are many different personality assessments leaders can use to identify their personality type and how it impacts the way they show up on the manufacturing floor. To get a better understanding of this unique topic, I brought in Christy Smallwood, a speaker and author who helps leaders “supercharge” their organization and find their own ways to make a positive impact. In this podcast, she shares information about the different types of personality assessments, plus gives personality assessment insights leaders can use to connect with and support their teams.

1:54 – There are many reasons for manufacturing leaders to consider implementing personality assessments

2:29 – One major benefit of personality assessments is learning your communication style and the communication style of others on your team – this helps you understand what you need to do to get the best results from conversations

3:32 – “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are.”

5:03 – As a leader, it’s important to take advantage of any tools you can use to better connect with your team, including personality assessments

5:14 – There are many different types of personality assessments to choose from, and you can pick something that best suits your team or organization  

5:53 – One type of personality assessments is the DiSC assessment

7:26 – Some personality types assign an animal to go along with different personality traits

9:40 – If someone is acting differently from their normal personality type, it could be a sign they’re dealing with an issue, like a family problem outside of work

10:55 – In a personality test, there is no wrong answer

11:43 – When people have different personalities, it may sometimes lead to conflict or miscommunications – this is why it’s important to understand why others behave the way they do based on their personality

14:00 – With understanding, even people with vastly different personality types can get along

16:19 – Your personality type impacts the way you show up on a daily basis

18:31 – The COVID-19 pandemic has made personality assessments more important than ever

20:00 – By understanding a team member’s personality, you’ll have a better awareness of what they need to feel energized or supported

25:00 – We all have different aspects of our personalities

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