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Missing this one thing makes team collaboration impossible

Posted 26 May 2020 by Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

What's the key ingredient to team collaboration? This second piece on leadership will show you...

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Building trust through transparency

Posted 25 Mar 2020 by Catherine Ellwood, Principle Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

How openness and predictability make teams more effective...

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Top 10 Leadership Development Books

Posted 03 Mar 2020 by Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Every organization has leaders. But how self-aware are your leaders? Here's why you should care...

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Why is Self-awareness Important for Leadership

Posted 03 Mar 2020 by Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Every organization has leaders. But how self-aware are your leaders? Here's why you should care...

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Leadership’s First Commandment from Harvard Business Review

Posted 14 Jan 2020 by Melissa Summer

What does Harvard Business Review say is the "first commandment of leadership"?

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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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Harnessing Personality Assessments to Predict Current and Future Job Performance

Posted 14 Feb 2019 by Justin Arneson, Research Scientist

The nature of work is changing. Rapidly. And certain soft skills and characteristics will be at a premium in the workforce of the future. Read more about these forecasts and how certain personality-oriented characteristics, instead of technical competence, will be crucial to successful performance.

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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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Help Our Research Team & Be First to Receive Study Results

19 Jun 2018

Have you wondered if your Myers-Briggs personality type influences your well-being at work? Or does your type influence how you improve your well-being? To help answer these questions, we've put together an international research project investigating well-being at work and the MBTI assessment. And we're asking for your help. To participate in the survey, you need to 1) know your verified MBTI personality type, 2) be currently employed, and 3) have 15 minutes to spend answering a few...

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For an Authentic, Effective Job Interview, You Must First Understand Your Own Personality Type (Part II)

23 May 2018

In my previous blog, I discussed how you can leverage your preferences for either introversion or extraversion – preferences based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – to present an authentic version of yourself during a job interview. Today, I’ll dive a little deeper and talk about how to leverage the other aspects of your personality type to improve your odds of getting a job that is an excellent fit for you. Before I begin, it’s important to remember the concept of “flexing” disc...

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