Personality Matters Blog

Posted 07 August 2023 by
Melissa Summer and Kevin Wood

Unlocking Team and Leadership Potential through FIRO Certification

In the ever-evolving landscape of HR and training and development, organizations are recognizing the significance of assessments in unlocking individual and team potential. Among these assessments, the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®) assessment stands out as a powerful tool for team development and leadership growth.

Posted 03 August 2023 by
Melissa Summer

Overcoming team communication challenges

In this post, based on an interview with Myers-Briggs Professional Services Principal Consultant and Depth Psychologist Dr. Marta Koonz, we discuss communication in teams, the psychological needs of teams, and their impact on collaboration.

Posted 05 April 2023 by
Marta Koonz

Building leadership skills from home through interpersonal needs

Working from home presents both opportunities and challenges. A basic understanding of interpersonal needs from the perspective of the FIRO-B® assessment can provide insights that can lead to a deeper understanding of your own interpersonal needs and those of your team.

Posted 09 February 2023 by
Vanessa Bradford

Measuring the behaviors of successful, inclusive leaders with the FIRO-B tool

Did you know that interpersonal behaviors can be measured in an objective way? Through the FIRO-B® assessment, HR professionals and leadership consultants can check how well a person's behaviors cultivate inclusion and success in the workplace.

Posted 26 January 2023 by
Vanessa Bradford

How can you help managers develop an inclusive workplace for employees?

Inclusion in the workplace gives people a voice and drives performance. And the FIRO-B assessment can help your people understand how their interpersonal behaviors are tied to company culture and inclusivity.

Posted 08 November 2022 by
Melissa Summer

The psychological, emotional, and financial value of training & development

4 min read. If you’re in human resources, have a learning and development position, or are an independent trainer or consultant in these areas, you probably know the value of planned training and development initiatives for your employees. But when economies slow and budgets tighten, the training and development budget is often one of the first things to be cut. Why? Compared to manufacturing, sales, and other revenue generating parts of the business, many leaders have a hard time recogni...

Posted 26 October 2022 by
Melissa Summer

Finding a Career with Purpose

Career expert and coach Julie Gross shares her tips for finding a career with purpose in this episode of The Myers-Briggs Company Podcast.

Posted 28 September 2022 by
Melissa Summer

Connecting with the people you lead

Dr. Martin Boult shares his expertise on leadership and connection in this episode of The Myers-Briggs Company Podcast.

Posted 02 March 2022 by
Melissa Summer

Using interpersonal needs to make the hybrid model work for teams

Is it possible to get the best of both worlds with hybrid work?

Posted 10 June 2020 by
Sherrie Haynie, Director of US Professional Services, The Myers-Briggs Company

Is "work-life balance" just a myth?

The conversation over work-life balance began in the middle of the Industrial Revolition. After so much time and money spent, how do so many companies still get it wrong?