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Is "work-life balance" just a myth?

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

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?

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27 Tools Business Leaders Should Know About

Posted 28 May 2020 by Melissa Summer, Marketing & PR Manager, The Myers-Briggs Company

Organizational psychologists and business leaders were asked about top tools for the organization. Here's what they had to say...

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Is Personality Permanent?

Posted 06 May 2020 by Michael Segovia, Senior Consultant & MBTI Expert, The Myers-Briggs Company

In our ever-changing worlds, is your personality permanent? 

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Remote Working Tips from a Psychologist

Posted 10 Apr 2020 by Helen Rayner, Psychologist and Practitioner Development, The Myers-Briggs Company

Here's what one of our resident psychologists recommends for working at home...

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Turning Self-awareness into Action: Put the MBTI® Framework in Your Pocket

Posted 31 Mar 2020 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Company

A new way to unlock the power of personality differences in organizations...

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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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MBTI Facts & Common Criticisms

02 Oct 2018

You've probably heard about the Myers-Briggs assessment, and perhaps have even read an article online that criticizes the MBTI assessment, which made you question the assessment and its validity. The purpose of the below is to help you answer some of the questions you might have about the MBTI tool by addressing some of the most common criticisms and misconceptions. A BRIEF LOOK BACK In order to address the criticisms and misconceptions of the MBTI assessment, it’s helpful to understand the dev...

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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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We’re All Innovators Pt II: Bringing the Vision to Fruition

02 Jul 2018

In my last post we talked about how different types innovate in different ways, and are at their best during different phases (a la Damian Killen in Type and Innovation) of the innovation process. Those preferring NP tend to be better at the “discover” phase, and are great at generating ideas; Those preferring NJ excel in the “decide” phase, and apply their innovative skills to choosing the right direction and developing a strategy for making it happen; people who prefer SP come alive during the...

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We’re All Innovators...But We Do It According to Type

26 Jun 2018

By Sherrie Haynie, Director of US Professional Services We’d all like to think of ourselves as ‘innovative’, wouldn’t we? At its core, being innovative involves somehow being able to come up with original ideas and apply them in ways that have some benefit, either for ourselves or for someone else. It’s certainly pertinent to your career and livelihood, but it just as equally at play in all aspects of live, whether it be redesigning your house, managing your money raising your kids, or making...

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