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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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Fortune 10 Senior OD Consultant Talks about CPI 260 Certification Experience

28 Sep 2017

Mike A., a Sr. OD Consultant at a Fortune 10 company, shares his perspective on attending the CPI 260® Certification course and why he wanted to add the CPI 260 instrument to his development toolkit. “In my world, I coach people who are high potentials. Individual contributors who’ve been seen by executives as future leaders – they can be first line managers, directors, etc. One thing about the CPI 260 is you can get the same kind of data [that you’d get from 360 feedback] without having to g...

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Combining Coaching Tools: Myers-Briggs & FIRO Assessments

02 May 2017

Originally written by Betsy Kendall and Alice King at OPP Often considered a winning combination in coaching, what is it specifically about the FIRO and MBTI assessments that adds depth and complexity to coaching? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator looks at four aspects of our personality that combine together dynamically to capture the fundamental elements of who we are and how we are motivated. This in itself is a powerful coaching tool as it indicates our preferred ways of taking in inform...

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Responding to Criticism of the MBTI Assessment

25 Apr 2017

"As an MBTI practitioner, I encounter a lot of individual opinions and viewpoints about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, sometimes incredibly positive and sometimes vehemently critical. When our work and methods are criticized, it is natural to want to defend oneself, but in doing so it can be difficult not to come across as rather defensive. Understanding where critics of the MBTI assessment are coming from, and how to respond to the individual points that they raise, has an important place. ...

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Ten Recommended Books about MBTI Personality

04 Apr 2017

Which books about MBTI® personality theory and type have had the biggest impact on practitioners? We posted this question on one of our LinkedIn groups a while back 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 pile. Here are the first ten – in no particular order – with comments from the individual reviewers. We'll be publishing the second batch later in the year. 1...

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High Growth IT Services Company Utilizes CPI 260 to Achieve Talent Management Objectives

10 May 2016

Iris Software has emerged as one of the fastest growing small business IT companies in its industry today, with revenues clocking a compounded annual growth rate of more than 35% in the past three years. Headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, Iris also has offices in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut; and an offshore development center in New Delhi, India, all of which lend to their round-the-clock support abilities and global, diverse employee base. In the areas of high quality solutions...

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UMMS Professionals Give Patients Top Care While UMMS Cares for Professionals with FIRO-B

03 May 2016

"The purpose of a doctor, or any human or general, should not be to simply delay the death of a patient, but to increase the quality of life." - Patch Adams (1998) The University of Maryland Medical System is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It has evolved from its beginnings as the nonprofit University Hospital in 1984 into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and s...

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