Research shows at least 50% of the population may be introverted. People have the tendency to force themselves to be extroverted, particularly in a professional setting, so it comes as no surprise people think less of the population who are introverted. In reality, many of us exist on a scale, with true introverts and extroverts being pretty rare. Find out where you are on the spectrum. Read More.
Posts By: Ryan Mead
Editor’s Note: This is part of the My Vitru series, which follows real people taking the Vitru assessment and giving an account of how they feel about their results. The My Vitru series is designed to get beyond the four-letter designations so many of us use in high school, college and even in the workforce. Read More.
Editor’s Note: This essay is part of the My Vitru series. My Vitru are real people taking the assessment and giving their honest feedback.
Kayleigh is an email specialist who works from home. She recently took on more responsibility at work and wanted to know how she compared to her coworkers, especially because she now works with them from a distance!
Kayleigh is also a newlywed and had been taking lots of assessments and quizzes anyway. Read More.
What are your strengths as a leader? Possibly communication, collaboration or guidance. Few leaders have just one strength. Their skills are a mixture of strengths that allow them to be the coaches, guides, managers they are. This article suggests that some managers might be “one-pitch” leaders, meaning they rely solely on one asset. While baseball pitchers might depend on only one specific pitch, managers simply can’t use one single leadership skill or style to guide their team. Read More.
Managers invest an abundance of time and money into recruiting, hiring and training the professionals they see fit to join their teams. And, though it would be lovely if that’s all it took to have a high performing, unified team, that would be way too easy. So, to improve dynamic managers make use of a team building activity. But what if science could help measure personalities and thereby boost team building efforts? Read More.
Red Branch Media’s CEO Maren Hogan (@MarenHogan) has been appointed to the helm of a newly-created board of advisors for Vitru, a company that measures personality and work values in an effort to improve both management, recruiting technology and alignment. Read More.
Hiring vets isn’t or shouldn’t be a controversial topic, but the issue still arises from time to time. From negative stereotypes like a ‘skills mismatch,’ civilian life disconnect or the state of mental health, some employers tend to shy away from hiring a vet in lieu of an easier hire.
Ellen is younger, in her mid-20s and she knows she wants a career different from the one her parents had. She wants more than anything to define her career rather than letting it define her. She invests in conferences, continuing education and always challenges herself whether she enjoys the project she’s working on or not.
Bill is a business owner who came into leadership by default. He is a very hard worker who grew his team organically but knows he can be a better leader. While he is very good at creating new business and completing tasks, it is difficult for him to find the right people to go on the journey with him. He wants and needs a tool that will let him scale faster and not waste his precious capital on folks who are not a match. Read More.
Kevin is a marketing director in the Midwest. He’s at a turning point in his career and wants to know which way to go? Is he meant to be part of a small agency startup or does he need the stability and assurances that a large company offers him? Read More.