174 | Delivering Criticism To A High I Personality Style


On today’s podcast, we are doing something a little bit different. We are taking your call-in questions over the phone.

We are super excited to try this out. Let us know if you enjoy this type of show. We want to know your thoughts so, leave a comment at the bottom of the post.

Now on to our first question!

Question 1: 

One of the individuals that I coach is a great team member, has a ton of potential, and has been really receptive. Something came up last week when we were meeting that totally stumped me.

He’s a high D personality style, has a lot of I as well, so really can be sincere but on the job he’s totally task. As he and I were breaking down kind of what was going on on some of the actions that have happened and the behaviors that he had exhibited recently.

The thing that came out is that he doesn’t care about the individual that he’s working with at the moment. That’s pretty much how he said it and it kind of floored me for a minute.

He and I both have a good relationship. I let him know that I wasn’t judging his comment but I was totally bewildered, I didn’t know what to say. I don’t know where to go.

Here’s what we hit:

  • Adapting your personality style
  • Gaining Self-worth in a role
  • The need for control
  • The role your root system plays in your leadership
  • Fear of failing
  • What questions to ask to guide a team member to self-discovery
  • Delivering constructive criticism to a high I personality style

Question 2:

I’m having a harder time than I used to of taking a breath and making the time to be there with the individual rather than just trying to get through the agenda so I can get to the next thing. I don’t know how to get back to a place of patience and just focusing on the individual.

  • The balance between the task at hand and a teachable moment
  • Perspective when it comes to pressure and stress


Don’t forget, we want to hear from you. Do you like the call-in show? Would you like to hear more of them on the show? We’d love to know what you think so be sure to leave a comment below.

10 thoughts on “174 | Delivering Criticism To A High I Personality Style”

  1. Chris, this was great and right on time in a divine intervention kind of way. Please continue with this type of format. -Wes Deese

  2. Chris, this was incredible! This was one of the most impactful podcast I’ve ever listened to. It highlighted your incredible talent of gaining perspective, processing at lightspeed, and helping someone arrive at the answer. Please make this a staple in your podcast.

    Much Love,
    – Todd VH

  3. Yes for sure, totally enjoyed the Q&A format! That was powerful. I can relate to the team member Brett was talking about, and hearing you tell him how to walk his team member through those issues helped me. Thank you Chris!

  4. Kim Greenholt Smith

    Just finished listening and wanted to share that I really liked not only the Q&A but the content as well. There was a lot of info that I could take away. Thanks!

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