Assessing Personality: Creating a Culture of Success

In achieving a climate of Achievement Motivation, developmental psychologists advise that leaders must address three pillars of motivation – needs, personality, and relationships. The third part of our series focuses on assessing people’s personality. (Read the second and  first part.)
Leaders have to make sure that personality clashes are eliminated, or at the least minimized. These types of conflicts must not be allowed to be a deterring factor to the success of the team and each team member.
To properly manage personality conflicts, it is best to facilitate a session that have the following agenda:
  • Identify the personalities of team members, including that of the leader’s, and their differences
  • Identify natural strengths of certain personalities (ex. someone who is structured can be good in creating a system or process, while an outgoing type of person may be better at selling to outsiders the benefits of the system)
  • Identify how the differences in personalities can complement each other and collectively be used for the ultimate success of the team
  • Identify how and when personality differences can negatively affect performance and team morale
  • Work out an agreement on steps to take in orer to avoid potential clashes
Our next and last part will focus on Building Relationships. Stay tuned!
*This article was written by C. Glenn K. Lopez, General Manager, Abojeb Manpower Solutions, the Land-Based Manpower Recruitment arm of Abojeb Company.
About Abojeb Company
Abojeb Company is a leading and well-recognized integrated maritime, ship management and land-based manpower services company from the Philippines. For 35 years, the company’s ship management unit has delivered cost-efficient, globally competitive, technical services to 125 vessels of various types. Jebsens Maritime, Abojeb’s crewing arm, has honed its crewing services to provide the best people to more than 400 ships presently under its care – boasting 87% retention rate and a pool of 12,500 seafarers for the ocean-going ships of its principals from Norway, US, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Singapore, Japan, and Philippines. Abojeb Manpower Solutions, its land-based manpower services division, provides hundreds of highly qualified land-based professionals to many overseas businesses across several industries. Abojeb Company continues to garner recognition from the Philippine government and various industry-led organizations. Abojeb has expanded presence in Japan, the USA, Australia, and Greece.