In their “Lessons for Life” section, the Chicago Tribune focused on dealing with co-workers who need to lead – the people who can’t handle not being in charge of the group. For people with a strong leadership streak who are constantly battling for authority, it’s important to look into why they have this behavior. Sharon Birkman Fink, President and CEO of Birkman, contributes to the article, sharing that some people are uncomfortable if they aren’t in a leadership role, just as others are uncomfortable when thrust into leadership. It’s important to look at your organization’s needs and see if there’s a way to put that person’s talents to work productively rather than trying to redirect their natural strengths.
If you want to read all of the suggestions from Sharon and the full article, follow this link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-01/features/ct-tribu-weigel-lead-not-follow-20111101_1_personality-types-worker-strengths