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September 14, 2010

News & Opinion: Personality Poker

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:53 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Has this happened to you?

You interview at a great company for a great job, and you get it! Then, you start the job and realize that there's much more at play than just the great position you landed. There are a lot of personalities involved in the mix - and those can help or hinder your work depending on how you understand them.

And what about you? You've got your own personality that helps or hinders others. And soon enough, it can be clear to see that work is not just about the tasks we do, but how we do them, how we internalize and understand our interactions with others, and how our reactions can change the path our work takes - for better or worse.

Innovation consultant and speaker Stephen Shapiro has developed a cool way to understand all this stuff. A deck of cards (and a forthcoming book and CT manifesto), called Personality Poker. Available in packs of 5 or 10 decks, 800-CEO-READ's ChangeThis is now the exclusive source for these. Visit the deck pages and check out the video showing the game in action. I've seen Steve conduct a session in person before, and it really works, is a lot of fun, and brings a group of people together in ways normal meetings never could. And the best part? Everyone wins!

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.


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