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Confidence, Extraversion & Understanding – What Helps You The Most?

12 December 2017

Written in collaboration with John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP Politicians are known for their confidence, but sometimes this can get them into hot water (I’m sure that you can think of some recent examples). You can probably think of a time where you saw someone who seemed to use confidence to cover up a lack of ability. But confidence isn’t just important for politicians, as this article by Laura Barton points out. Women tend to be less confident in their abilities than m...

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10 Books About the MBTI Tool and Type That You Should Read in 2018

30 November 2017

Which books about the MBTI assessment and type have had the biggest impact on practitioners? We posted this question on the LinkedIn group of MBTI certified professionals a while ago to discover the titles that had most impressed and inspired practitioners or been a key support in their work with the MBTI assessment. Twenty books rose to the top of the piles. Here are the second set of ten (in no particular order - you can find the first ten in our April post) with comments from the individua...

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MBTI Step II Questioning Facet: In-Preference and Out-of-Preference

05 July 2017

If you missed the first blog in this series, check out the overview here. Or you can watch this video that covers all 20 MBTI Step II facets. As I mentioned previously, we're going to cover the Thinking-Feeling facets first starting with Questioning and Accommodating. This facet in particular deals with how a person responds to differences in a point of view. Questioning in-preference can come off as a bit harsh at times. I tell a story in my MBTI® Certification Program about a participant wh...

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The Importance of Good Judgement - Values, Leaders & the MBTI Assessment

31 March 2017

So many things in life rely on good judgment. We often find ourselves in situations where there are no right or wrong answers. Our final decision comes down to a matter of judgment. There are lots of examples of good judgement (and bad judgement) in current affairs right now, and it’s more complicated than just asking if someone has broken a law. We need confidence that the people we choose to represent us are going to exhibit good judgment across a whole range of important decisions. Sound j...

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These Bosses Want to Know Your Type

20 December 2016

This article was written by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and originally appeared on Inc.com. To read the article on the original site, click here.  Get yourself hired at Clever, a seven-year-old marketing company, and as one of the first orders of business you'll be flown out to San Francisco. You'll meet the company's founders, as well as a few colleagues. You'll start in on fairly typical on-boarding activities -- like plowing through all that HR paperwork. Then things start getting a little ...

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Harnessing Diverse Personalities to Move Your Career Forward

07 April 2016

Written by Catherine Rains and originally posted in TD.org. To read the article on that website, click here.  There’s a human tendency to hire people like ourselves, and organizations have not made great strides in cultivating diversity in areas such as decision making, communication style, or problem solving. In fact, data that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment publisher, CPP, has been collecting for decades show that people of the same personality type tend to hold similar job...

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4 Exclusive Secrets of the Myers-Briggs Tool

05 April 2016

By Damon Brown, Entrepreneur and author, "Our Virtual Shadow". Originally published by INC. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been a standard personality measurement for decades, but it's really come into vogue recently as Susan Cain and other thought leaders encourage us to understand the benefits of introverted leadership. In the just-announced Influence Research Project, Myers-Briggs owner CPP has "new research showing that MBTI personality type is intricately connected with the successes...

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