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Introversion 2.0: Why we need to reshape the way we work

Posted 28 Dec 2021 by Kevin Wood

The last two years have caused a major shift in how we work. And for some, it's been an Introvert's paradise. Here's what all managers and Introverted employees should know to work at their best...

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Holiday stress & personality: Tips for each MBTI type

Posted 17 Dec 2021 by Melissa Summer

Home Alone. A Christmas Story. It’s a Wonderful Life. What do all these movies have in common (aside from taking place during the holiday season)? Stressful situations! While this time of year can be fun, festive and a great time to catch up on sleep, for many people it also brings undesired stress from lack of time, to the pressure to give gifts, to travel and burnout from holiday parties (especially social burnout for those with preferences for Introversion). And all the hustle and bustle c...

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Using Personality Assessments for Team Building

Posted 16 Dec 2021 by Melissa Summer

How can personality assessments like the MBTI tool help teams work together more effectively and understand each other better?

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From HiPo new employee to rock star producer

Posted 03 Nov 2021 by Melissa Summer

Personality assessments like the Myers-Briggs tool help your company maintain a reliable system for developing high potential (aka HiPo) employees.

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Survivor guilt and the aftermath of lockdown

Posted 17 Jul 2020 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Company

The lockdown caused by the Covid-19 virus has forced most organizations into a place that has many similarities with downsizing. How do these layoffs and furloughs affect employees that remain working?

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Inclusion, Diversity and Personality: Where Should Organizations Focus Most?

Posted 12 May 2020 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Company

Inclusion can mean different things depending on the context. Which definition should company's focus on? 

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The Psychology of Change & Complimentary Event

Posted 05 Mar 2019 by msummer

Most people want their businesses to grow. Or at least their bottom line to grow. But there’s an important part of business growth that’s often overlooked – change. Learn more about the psychology of change and how it affects your workforce, as well as about the complimentary Psychology of Change events happening in your area. 

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PeopleFWD 2018: Where Business Leaders and HR Luminaries Learn How to Help Their Employees Excel and Organizations Achieve

30 Aug 2018

When the COO of Facebook calls your presentation on workplace culture "the most important document ever to come out of the Valley," you're probably onto something. Patty McCord spent 14 years as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix crafting a high-performing culture that helped transform them from a start-up DVD rental company to the most valuable media company in the world (even surpassing Disney). Want to hear about how she did it? PeopleFWD 2018 is a premiere event for HR professionals and ...

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Leadership and the Intuition–Thinking (NT) Process Pair

06 Jun 2017

People with NT preferences (INTJs, INTPs, ENTPs, ENTJs) typically take a “what else can we do” approach to leadership. They tend to consider new ways to address tasks and projects, and often have an innovative mind-set that is about changing things up to make a situation better. If NT informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. Some of them may appreciate your open approach to new ideas and possibilities, but others may find wha...

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Leadership and the Intuition–Feeling (NF) Process Pair

30 May 2017

People with NF preferences (INFJs, INFPs, ENFPs, ENFJs) typically take a “let’s make a difference” approach to leadership. They consider how others can be positively affected over the long term instead of just in the present moment. In leading they tend to focus on big-picture, future-oriented ideas that can empower people to “be better.” If NF informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. Some of them may appreciate your support ...

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