Episode 30: Figure Out Who’s Who in Your Zoo, with Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough

July 26, 2017

Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough each have over twenty years experience in corporate Human Resources Management and Leadership Coaching. They understand what ‘makes people tick’ and have had the opportunity to observe daily, the impact of behavior on productivity and performance at work. Taking everything they know about what it takes to be successful at work, they have turned their attention to the next generation – ‘teens’, helping parents prepare their kids for life and work in the real world.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The four primary behavior styles & how they help us better understand ourselves as well as others
  • Behaviors that the ‘lion,’ ‘panda,’ ‘dolphin,’ and ‘owl’ exhibit
  • Why you shouldn’t always play to what a ‘lion’, ‘panda’, ‘dolphin’ or ‘owl’ needs but rather meet in the middle
  • The importance of talking about the different behavior styles with your children
  • Avoiding labeling your kids and instead appreciating the different behavior styles
  • Thinking about what your child needs when based on their behavior style
  • Why you don’t need to worry about kids spending time in their rooms if they’re a ‘panda’ or ‘dolphin’