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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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To build or not to build - Is this the question for team leaders?

Posted 14 Jun 2021 by Kevin Wood

Do you know what the difference is between team building and team development? The phrases are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same. Here’s what HR practitioners and leaders should know…

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Addressing the inaccuracies in ‘Persona’ about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment

Posted 06 Mar 2021 by Jamie Viviano, Sr. Manager Global Websites

The topic of personality assessment (especially Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, or MBTI®, personality types) sparks immense enthusiasm from supporters around the world as well as a fair share of criticism from skeptics.

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How to address criticism of the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator—resources, videos, and more

Posted 19 Feb 2021 by Kevin Wood, Writer

Nothing is beyond criticism, and the MBTI assessment is no exception. Here're some resources you might not know about when it comes to addressing skeptics of this powerful tool. 

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Patrick Lencioni on team trust, vulnerability, and the MBTI® assessment

Posted 12 Jan 2021 by Kevin Wood, Writer at The Myers-Briggs Company

The author of 5 Dysfunctions of a Team shares his insights on the MBTI assessment for individual and team development...

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The Myers-Briggs Company stands for democracy

Posted 11 Jan 2021 by The Myers-Briggs Company

The Myers-Briggs Company Stands for Democracy

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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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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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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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