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The Cactus and Snowflake at Work

The Cactus and Snowflake at Work

Devora Zack

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The Cactus and Snowflake at Work

The Cactus and Snowflake at Work

  • Everyone falls somewhere on the Snowflake-to-Cactus continuum.
  • Determine where you and others land on the continuum, but don’t try to change others’ styles.
  • Avoid demeaning or stereotyping people because of their personality.
  • Snowflakes and Cacti will perceive the same event differently.
  • Work on yourself to improve your interactions.
  • Cater your language to the personality of the people you speak to.
  • Know your triggers to avoid triggering others.

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Everyone falls somewhere on the Snowflake-to-Cactus continuum.

“Thinkers are logical, value analysis, and default to directness in conversation. Feelers are sensitive, value empathy, and diplomacy reigns supreme.”

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Determine where you and others land on the continuum, but don’t try to change others’ styles.

  1. Would you prefer to get through your daily to-do list or to make someone else’s day?
  2. If you know you’ll never see a person again, would you care whether they liked you, or would you still strive to have a good encounter?
  3. Do you work better with direct, informed people or those you connect with?
  4. Are you direct or diplomatic?
  5. Do you place greater value on your intellect and skills or on your empathy?
  6. Do you lead with your head or with your heart?
  7. Do you believe teams that follow rules and procedures or teams that feel safe and valued work more effectively?

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Determine where you and others land on the continuum, but don’t try to change others’ styles. (cont'd)

8.Do leaders demonstrate ability or caring?

9.Would you contribute directly to your firm’s profits or through people? 

10.Under pressure, should leadership emphasize attention and firmness or caring and consideration?

11.Do you rely more on reason or compassion?

12.Do you give bad news plainly, or do you try to ease bad news to lighten its impact?

13.Would you describe yourself as more analytical or appreciative?

14.Do you tend to base your decisions on impartiality, logic and fairness or on kindness and feeling?

15.Which do you value more: the plain truth and objectivity or peace and belonging?

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Avoid demeaning or stereotyping people because of their personality.

“Snowflakes proficient at leveraging a range of behaviors are flexible snowflakes; they do not spontaneously transform into Cacti. And vice versa.”

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Snowflakes and Cacti will perceive the same event differently.

“Focus your attention on fine-tuning yourself rather than futilely attempting to fix others.”

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Work on yourself to improve your interactions.

“When people radiate positive reinforcement, this nearly always correlates with craving it themselves.”

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Cater your language to the personalities of the people you speak to.

“There is no single way to administer feedback. Finding a style that enables the receiver to hear and process what you have to say is vital to a successful conversation.”

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Know your triggers to avoid triggering others.

“The shadow facet of our personality is the hidden part of ourselves with which we do not consciously identify.”

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