It’s important to learn how to adjust your communication style and bring out your other animal sides when dealing with others. Take the test to find out your type. We believe that leadership is not a gimmick, a trend, or a fad; leadership simply means having the ability to influence someone with whom you’ve built a relationship. Trust is vital to the success of any relationship developed with Turtles. However, monkeys can wear their feelings on their sleeves. Say someone is a Monkey/ Camel, in times of stress they will revert to their Camel type. This might look like having more than one conversation over a period of time in order to fully discuss the dilemma. The aim was to debunk myths we might believe about the other types, and to understand that although we may see ourselves a certain way, others will inevitably see us differently to how we think we are perceived. In times of stress an individual is likely to revert to their secondary type. But I truly welcome anyone interested in discussion as it will only help me ensure we really did have a kairos event. He sees conflict as something that is incredibly difficult. A well-crafted and powerful experience is the catalyst for changing your culture and empowering your people. Patrick Lencioni has written a number of books on this subject, Five Dysfunction of a Team and The Advantage being the ones we talked about. When I joined Netstar as Marketing Manager last year, I got the chance to take it myself. Today, many people in the business world toss around terms like “leadership” and “coach”. Hardin did a great job addressing what makes a team function well or not. The truth is, there is healthy conflict that is essential for any organization to grow and thrive, and then there is unhealthy conflict that can cause even the most productive teams to become stagnant and disenchanted. Again, no surprise. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. The Lion has the ability to tackle large and difficult projects with fearless confidence. It doesn’t just apply to the workplace, we can use it in our personal lives too. Let us schedule an initial meeting to explore the challenges you face and whether we think what I can bring to your company suits your needs. Monkey “You’ve got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colourful and lively.” The monkey has high levels of both directness and openness. Say a Lion is married to a Monkey, or Turtle and they understand these principles; imagine the potential headaches that they might be able to avoid if they know how to better relate to each other! It is also crucial to always remember to return to your ‘home quadrant’ (your own animal type), often enough so that you don’t burn out. They need to understand how the task you are asking them to undertake impacts the people they care about. From my point of view there will be times that I will need to push for the big thinking and overall direction, but then get out of the way so others can work on the details and ensure ultimate success. Generally, they do not panic. The outcome tells you what combination you are of four different types, Lion, Camel, Monkey, or Turtle. To help monkeys understand why they should do the task you have asked of them, you need to connect on a personal level. This might look like small talk or a show of appreciation before delving into the conflict. This looks like helping the Camel to understand that more than likely there will not be a perfect answer to the problem at hand. This involved choosing words out of groups of four, that you felt best applied to you. People oriented (they like to please people) and extroverted. Once-weekly leadership fuel delivered to your inbox. The Camel approaches conflict with the black-and-white, right-or-wrong mentality. The outcome was a breakdown of scores for different animal types. Over 100,000 people have take our Make a Difference personality profile. Keep it Clean. They prefer to focus on the smaller tasks and on creating and working within processes and systems, and they generally have a logical, processing, analytical mindset. About LarryAbout UsSpeaking EngagementsContact Us, Larry's Leadership MomentLeadership InsightsMake A Difference Book, 4 Types of Workplace Conflict (And how to deal with them), Eagle Center for Leadership, 224 2nd Avenue Southeast, Decatur, AL, 35601, United States. Another test rated me as a Sanguine-Choloric. They can react with emotion instead of with a thought through. Most of all, it changes the way people talk to each other, and strengthens relationships. Banana Test Thanks Michel. And the saying that many would say is a cliché, “It takes all kinds to build an effective team”. They related to how we saw ourselves and how we saw other specific groups. With such a high score as a lion, I am considered a thoroughbred. So, what does it mean? As you may now realize this write up is part of my efforts to Observe, Consider and Discuss the event. When you have effective conflict you can get commitment to the direction/decisions that come out of the conflict. That natural ability and confidence to move toward a goal or objective is a great strength for Lions. What that means for us is we will continue to use DISC as our primary tool and layer MAD on as an easier to understand and use tool. Monkeys have a wonderful skill of truly caring about and understanding people. We can immediately identify with these animals as we read through the characteristics of each. If you use it, your understanding of the Make A Difference personality types will equip you to better communicate with those that you love, live with, and lead. Enabling your team to perform at their highest capability is the outcome of good leadership. The Lion approaches conflict in a very aggressive and direct manner. The Lion is driven by the accomplishment of the task and is generally more concerned with reaching the goal, even if costs relationship collateral. The Lion . You will often find Lions tackling one project after another, without taking a break or stopping for input from others. According to Larry we are all leaders, starting with leading ourselves. The Much Loved Monkey is a personality that loves people. It is also helpful to set appropriate boundaries when in a conflict situation with a Lion. As a Lion/ Camel I realise that things I sometimes see as weaknesses in others, can actually be their biggest strengths; I just need to adjust my perspective in order to be able to see it.