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What a D This Guy Is.

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Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Monday, 27 March 2017
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I’d just finished a speaking engagement to a terrific HOA group, and was having dinner with a couple of the seminar attendees. The presentation on communication, one of my favorites, was entitled How to Make Your Words Count, and the dinner chat was a continuation of that theme.

 

One of my companions shared a story about his former boss, a relationship-challenged gentleman who decided it was a good idea to have all of his employees take the DISC personal assessment. The DISC tool uses four different behavioral categories (Dominance-D, Influence-I, Steadiness-S and Conscientiousness-C) to identify an individual’s natural and adapted behaviors. While the assessment was initially created for enhanced self-awareness, today it’s often used to help evaluate job candidates by shedding light on how their personality type might fit within an organization or how an individual might perform in a certain role.

 

So, the boss man instructed his team to take the DISC assessment. He informed them that they would be sharing the results of their assessments in a group meeting – with the stated goal of better communication through greater understanding.

 

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Give It to Get It

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Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Monday, 27 February 2017
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Three men walk into the CIA headquarters and ask to be hired. A man there replies, “OK, but first we have to test your loyalty.”

 

He says to the first man: "Here's a gun to prove your loyalty. We have your wife in the other room. Go shoot her." So this guy goes into the room, and he comes out fifteen minutes later and says: "I tried, but I just can not do it."

 

The next man goes in, and the same thing happens.

 

Then the last guy goes in, and he sees his wife sitting there. The man who is testing him is waiting to hear gunshots. Then it happens. BANG... BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, followed by tons of crashing and smashing.

 

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It's Not Easy Being the Leader

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Craig Huntington
Craig Huntington received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oregon
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on Thursday, 22 August 2013
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For those who are bold enough to stick their heads up and lead the way inside a corporation, a political party, a school, a church or on the playing field, those are the ones who are most likely to take arrows in the back from “the troops.” They are the leaders, the risk-takers who drive change – and who represent the biggest targets.

 

Whether it’s professional jealousy, insecurity in the workplace or a love of gossip, there are always plenty of folks taking aim at the leader. It’s unfortunate that people feel the need to elevate themselves by tearing others down, but as Zig Ziglar said: Some people find fault like there’s a reward for it.

 

Last week an extremely accomplished National Football League leader was taking shots from two ex-teammates. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the target; former Packers wide receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver were the ones who seemed intent on smudging Rodgers’ shining star.

 

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