Forbes: 10 Personality Traits That Get In The Way Of Growing Your Business

Forbes: 10 Personality Traits That Get In The Way Of Growing Your Business

10 Personality Traits That Get In The Way Of Growing Your Business

Demand is high for your product. You just put new processes in place and made several new hires. All in all, you’re on track to grow your business.

Under pressure, however, emotions run high and harmful personality traits can take over without you even realizing it. Whether it’s micromanagement, perfectionism or inconsistency, learning to identify and manage these traits is crucial to keeping your business moving forward. Below, 10 business coaches from Forbes Coaches Council tell you what to look out for.

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Close-Mindedness

Your emotional intelligence is huge to your business growth especially as you embrace authenticity. Emotional intelligence will allow you to connect with and attract a wider client base. They will become interested in you and the value you offer. You’ll also become more coachable and open minded to new perspectives. Increase your emotional intelligence and see your relationships grow in value, which will lead to more business. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

Forbes: Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

Seven Strategies Introverts Can Use To Become Effective Leaders

While they’re certainly not the loudest voices in the room, introverts possess unique traits that can make them highly effective leaders, including the abilities to listen well and empathize. A quiet nature, however, can make even the most confident introvert question whether or not they can ever measure up to the more outspoken leaders in the office.

Luckily, resources abound for these “quiet” leaders, and it’s an issue many career and executive coaches confront regularly in their work. Below, seven coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share their best tips for how introverts can harness their strengths to not only step up, but lead with power and conviction.

 

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Don’t suffer from the killer of comparison. Great leaders operate from a place of confidence in what they bring to the table and allow that to attract and influence their followers. Attempting to be someone you are not is a natural repellent. Being “on” all time drains you, so don’t forget to find a quiet place and recharge, even if it’s only for a few moments before your next encounter. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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