Work Styles of Entrepreneurs and Their Team Members

One of the benefits of company membership in technology incubator and business acceleration center VT KnowledgeWorks is participation in the programs offered by the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.  One program I attend regularly is HR Connection, a monthly seminar for human resources professionals located at the CRC. 

As a start-up company, I am the president, CEO, CTO, CIO, a whole lot of other Cs, and director of HR.  I have found HR Connection invaluable as I have moved from being the only staff member, to supervising interns, to hiring contractors.

A recent HR Connection seminar covered use of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator for use in the workplace.

Lindsey Eversole, Member Services Manager of VT KnowledgeWorks, and I, frankly, both generate massive quantities of high quality work.

How we get that work done might not be quite the same. 

We actually didn't need the seminar to guess that, just maybe, we might differ in some aspects of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Lindsey Anne

Pictured left to right: Lindsey Eversole's desk, Anne Clelland's desk


  1. Anne, I'd like to think that I put out a decent amount of quality work as well, and I can certainly relate to your photo. I have two desks – one at the office, and one at home. The one at the office looks strangely similar to yours, and the one at home strangely similar to Lindsey's. You'd think that the home office desk would make me feel more productive, but oddly enough that's not the case.

    I'm happy in my own mess. Take that for what it's worth! 🙂

  2. I love hearing you have BOTH desks!

    I have learned a great deal from Mailtrust's – now Rackspace's – strengths-based corporate culture. We need both desks – and others – for a creative, rich, productive team. That's why I so treasure Lindsey. I'm human and, therefore, limited. As my team member, she expands me.

  3. Myers Briggs assessment is definitely a beneficial step towards understanding your co-workers’ strengths, as well as how they function and make decisions. It allows us to celebrate our differences and learn how to compliment one another in a group.

    P.S. Anne definitely stretches me.

  4. Loved your P.S., Lindsey! Thank you!

  5. My desks look very, very much like Anne's!

  6. Looks like I'm one of many – and Lindsey's one of a kind!

    Thanks for your comment, Chad!

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