CAREER COACH: Don’t Get Good at Doing Stuff You Don’t Want to Do

Posted by : Doug Smart - Thursday, January 2, 2014   |   Comment 0

By Doug Smart I’m an executive career coach. If you want to avoid career missteps: Don’t get good at doing something you don’t want to do. Doing so will hurt your career. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. You will dread tasks that require you to do what you don’t want to do. These tasks […]

What Does a Personality Profile REALLY Measure?

Posted by : Doug Smart - Saturday, December 14, 2013   |   Comment 0

E-mails that get right to the point grab my attention. “How can ‘personality’ be measured?” asked Stan. “What, exactly, is being measured?” That’s a great question. For an answer, here’s a very short background on the science of personality profiles. This newsletter will appeal to the inner-Analyzer in you. In 1928, William Moulton Marston, a […]

Alignment Is Necessary for Peak Performance

Posted by : Doug Smart - Sunday, December 1, 2013   |   Comment 0

You can tell if your car is out of alignment. It drifts in the wrong direction. It doesn’t feel right or operate as well as you know if could or should. If you are a High D on the DISC behavioral profile (person who habitually solves problems quickly), you get it taken care of pretty […]

Easy Way to Spot DISC Personality Styles – Face & Pace

Posted by : Doug Smart - Saturday, November 30, 2013   |   Comment 0

Jill emailed after last week’s blog. She said she loved knowing about the 4 basic personality styles of people. “It shows me how to manage each person on my team,” she said. “But, when I meet clients or go to meetings outside my building, I’m never sure if I’m talking to a D or C. […]

Live in Vibrant Color — Not Drab Grey

Posted by : Doug Smart - Thursday, November 21, 2013   |   Comment 0

Mickey was a vibrant man in love with his work. I was lucky to meet him one hot August evening at the Atlanta Airport. He drove a small shuttle bus to the suburbs. I can whine about how I was tired, hungry and cranky like the other bus passengers, but I won’t. Instead I’ll tell […]