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The Changing Shape of Teams and Google’s Project Aristotle

Posted 01 Oct 2019 by Melissa Summer

With the advance of technology, how teams in organizations work in the modern world has shifted. Read about the changing shape of teams, Google's Project Aristotle and what's proven most important for teams to succeed.

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Self-Awareness is Critical to Your Company's Success

Posted 06 Sep 2019 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at The Myers-Briggs Company

Despite many people's belief in their self-awareness, there's a lack of it. Here are a few steps to assess, build and improve self-awareness throughout your organization. 

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Talent Development and Diversity in Dubai with the MBTI Tool

Posted 28 Aug 2019 by Jeff Hayes

CEO Jeff Hayes shares insights around diversity, talent development and other observations from Dubai.

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Understanding Motivation for More Effective Team Behavior

Posted 22 Aug 2019 by Pam Valencia & Melissa Summer

What does motivation have to do with effective team work and behavior? A lot, it turns out. Learn more about interpersonal needs and how they affect relationships and team interactions. 

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The "Freakishly Accurate" Leadership Assessment

Posted 07 Aug 2019 by Shana Lebowitz, Business Insider

"I took a personality test to assess my leadership potential and it was freakishly accurate..."

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Download the 2019 Trends Report

Posted 06 Aug 2019 by Melissa Summer

How do you optimize for the always-on culture? What's the new shape of teams? Check out the 2019 Trends Report: People First For Organizational Fitness for answers to this and more. 

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5 Takeaways for Managers from ATD 2019

Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Melissa Summer

Oprah’s daily reset, self-awareness as performance superfood, psychological safety and more learnings from ATD 2019 

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How to Motivate the People You Manage

Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Melissa Summer

Only a third of employees are engaged at work. How can you help to motivate your people better? By learning a little about psychology and personality type. 

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Happier Employees Build Organizational Success

Posted 26 Apr 2019 by Martin Boult

New research shows higher employee well-being is in line with better company performance

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6 Things Managers and Executives Can Do to Improve Company Culture

Posted 09 Apr 2019 by Jeff Hayes, President and CEO of The Myers-Briggs Company

Organizational culture (company culture) is the way that people within that organization behave and what those people mean when they do those behaviors. And as managers and leaders, you shape and transmit the company culture. Your behaviors reinforce company culture much more than vision and values statements do. Leaders are especially important in this because they have most influence in shaping and transmitting the ‘real’ culture (informal, perceived, understood). This is not ne...

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