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LIFO Interpersonal Styles Training
The LIFO Interpersonal Styles Inventory has been taken by over 8 million people in 20,000 organizations. This inventory (Life Orientations) enables participants to build confidence and self-esteem by understanding and appreciating their styles, strengths, and uniqueness. It provides a common language for talking about similarities and differences with others. Participants learn to avoid overusing their most preferred strengths; how to get help from people with different styles; how to become more versatile in their approach to people and problems; how to utilize individual differences to strengthen team effectiveness; and how to recognize other people=s most preferred channels of communication and appropriately tailor the message. These topics and others will be explored in a highly interactive format that emphasizes group exercises, facilitative discussion of articles, dialogue and reflective thinking.
Key Topics
  • How can understanding your personal style enhance leadership performance?
  • What are the four guiding philosophies that shape how people observe, understand, and behave in organizations?
  • What are the strengths and vulnerabilities of people who possess the four guiding philosophies?
  • How can leaders strategically tailor their communication approach to better resonate with the diverse styles of others?
  • How can a manager find situations that capitalize on their unique strengths?
  • How can an individual practice new behaviors to diversify their approach to leadership?
  • How can a leader curtail behaviors that place limits on their success?
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, professional staff, and those considering advancing to a supervisory position.
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2005 -2015 Donald G. Zauderer
Donald G. Zauderer is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration at American University and former Senior Advisor at the Brookings Institution.