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7 Leadership Traits of Successful CIO's

17 Feb 2017

This article originally appeared in CIO Magazine. To read the article in its original format, click here.  The California Psychology Inventory (CPI), developed by CPP -- the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment -- is an assessment tool that help leaders gain more insight into and improve their performance. Ultimately, the CPI helps identify your leadership strengths and weaknesses, what motivates you and can help you understand your personal "thinking style." Thi...

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Showing Appreciation—ISTJ

10 Jan 2017

In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share. Today’s type: ISTJ. Showing appreciation may not come naturally to you. Try to offer more positive comments to the important people in your life. That description links to the “bottom-line” approach of people with preferences for ISTJ. Those who prefer Sensing and Thinking tend to want to get ...

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MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Ambiverts?

25 Nov 2016

Patrick also addressed the idea many have that “People are really ambiverts.” He reminded us to keep in mind that just because we use both hands to type doesn’t mean we are ambidextrous. This reminded me that when I was younger and played volleyball, I used to brag a little that I could spike with both my right and left hands. In my mind I was as lethal with either a left- or right-side attack. However, when I really thought about it and when my teammates were truthful with me, I realized I was ...

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New Ready-to-Deliver Workshops for Easier Facilitation

25 Oct 2016

Designing an effective MBTI® workshop can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why CPP created two new workshop facilitation kits—so you can focus your energy on facilitation rather than preparation. The kits come with everything you need to ensure that your training is a success: Workshop ready: Comprehensive, ready-to-deploy presentation slides and training materials with engaging visuals Comes with expert guidance: Includes facilitator notes with workshop instructions and recommend...

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Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—A Sensing vs. Intuition Challenge

06 Oct 2016

The day feels like it is flying by too fast. I have to keep reminding myself, “Live in the moment, or the moment will pass you by.” In type language this means that I have to honor my preference for Intuition, but I will not let it rule my day. If I flex by using Sensing more often, those great moments won’t just pass me by. Still, Terri and Cindy leave tomorrow. Already. Mom, Dad, Kevin, and I leave the day after. It helps me to think that I can plan something again soon. My mind starts to wond...

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Free eBooks to Help Optimize Your MBTI® Step II™ Training

26 Jul 2016

As you work with individuals to help them improve essential components of their professional development, it is important that they understand how to combine different aspects of their individual MBTI® Step II™ facet results and learn the most appropriate ways for them to flex their preferences. Here are two complimentary ebooks that offer ideas and tips for using Step II results to increase your people’s self-awareness and understanding: "How to Manage Seemingly Contradictory Facet Results...

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Type at the Family Conference Table: In the Grip

27 May 2016

Written by Mathew David Pauley, JD, MA, MDR This is the final post in my 10-part blog series, “Type at the Family Conference Table,” and I would like to begin by thanking CPP for a great collaboration throughout my participation in the MBTI® Certification Program and throughout these posts. Certification Trainer Michael Segovia and his team went out of their way to assist me during the program (which was sort of a birthday present), increasing the pressure for me to have the week go well!). I...

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Type at the Family Conference Table: Extraverted Intuition

10 May 2016

Written by Mathew David Pauley, JD, MA, MDR People with preferences for ENTP and ENFP are comfortable directing their focus and energy toward the future and what is possible. They generally see potential options, but when they cannot, they often are willing to create them. They can generate a sense of optimism in others due to their natural abilities to see connections and brainstorm different, creative approaches to problem solving. This is exactly what ENTPs’ and ENFPs’ favorite mental func...

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I’m Next!

19 Jan 2016

Day 2 of the MBTI® Users Conference is filled with so much wonderful content. It was great to hear about how Procter & Gamble started as a company in 1837 making soap and candles, and today it does so much more—while encouraging openness and diversity along the way. DiversityInc lists P&G as one of the top 10 companies for global diversity, and HRC gives it a perfect score of 100. The MBTI assessment is a big part of its “honoring differences” approach. While I have enjoyed attending ...

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Type and Influence

05 Jan 2016

The mid-afternoon session on day 1 of the MBTI® Users Conference offered another three sessions to choose from. I went to Bernie Goldstein’s session titled “Influencing the Buyers’ Journey with the MBTI® Type and Other Assessments.” Bernie’s session focused on how to apply the MBTI tool and other assessments to better understand the client experience. The importance of flexing to the needs of our customers is of course key. That means a good amount of self-discovery and understanding needs to...

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