This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Announcer] This is an audio course. No need to watch, just listen. Welcome to the latest edition to LinkedIn Learning, Podcasts. We've curated some of the best business podcasts and made them even easier to listen to. Each episode is split into sections. Use the links in the Contents area, to skip to whichever section you like. We're always looking for new ways to help you learn and we'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks for listening. - [Jody] Now after many years of doing this and seeing many, many people who get into trouble in a variety of ways, is that from my experience, people who get into trouble with other people, who don't have an otherwise illness, mental illness or other major issue, fall into ten basic types. And so when I sat down to write this book, I just categorized those types and how to sort of spot them and what to do about them. - [Pete] Okay, well, you've got me so on the edge of my seat now, even though I'm at a standing desk. (chuckles) So okay, what are their names? What do they do? How do we spot 'em? - [Jody] Its important, I think as a backdrop to know that key to these types that I've laid out here, is that nobody here is sick. These are not diagnoses. These are not illnesses. These are the particular traits that help define some of the characteristics that might cause some people to have some trouble at work. So because we're not talking about psychiatric diagnoses, or disorders or anything like that, I renamed these people and the traits that they're bringing to the table, just to sort of zero in and kind of drive home the fact that I'm not saying anyone here is sick. And so the types are, I'll tell you the names. There's Narcissus, and that's pretty self-explanatory. There's the Venus Flytrap, which in it's most pathological form in psychiatry would be called somebody who has borderline personality dynamics. There's the Swindler, which would be somebody who has sociopathic or criminal tendencies. The Bean Counter would be somebody who has obsessive compulsive tendencies. The Distracted is somebody who sort of can't get themselves organized or time management, and again in its most pathologic form could, at the end of the spectrum be potentially diagnosed with some sort of attention deficit situation, but again, I'm not talking about that here. I call someone with an addiction, Mr. Hyde because key to recognizing such a person as they switch from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde, sort of erratic or sudden switches in behavior. When I refer to the Lost I'm talking about people who are experiencing cognitive decline at work, and everywhere. The Robotic would be the person who, I guess we would colloquially now say falls on the spectrum, but really talking about people who just-- (voice cut off in recording)