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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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The Biggest Discoveries from the MBTI Influence Research Project

10 Mar 2016

Sign up for the webinar at http://people.cpp.com/2016-mbti-impactful-influencing-webinar.html While the authors (Damian Killen, founder of the Irish training and development consultancy Thrive, and Rich Thompson, CPP Divisional Director of Research) presented portions of the Influence Research Project’s findings last year at CPP’s MBTI® Users Conference in San Francisco, we know that not everyone was able to attend that event, so we've put together a webinar to give you a chance to examine th...

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16 Types in the Workplace

02 Feb 2016

I’ve started off 2016 with a lot on my plate. I earned my Foundations of Dialogue Education Certification while also facilitating several MBTI® and FIRO® workshops. It has been a fun and busy way to get the year going, and I don’t see it letting up. That’s a good thing! In a recent training I was asked by a participant, “Which four preferences contribute most to an organization?” Interesting question I thought, before answering, “Any preference can contribute to an organization, and any pr...

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Is It Over Already?

26 Jan 2016

It has been a great three days (one day of pre-conference and two days in conference). The final conference session was a keynote by Wayne Cascio, Reynolds Distinguished Chair in Global Leadership, titled “Workplace Challenges: What’s Next?” This was a perfect end to the conference, and it offered great insight on what is coming down the pike. Topics addressed included: Extreme longevity—people are living longer; by 2025 the number of people over the age of 60 will increase by 70% The rise...

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MBTI® Tool and Influencing—The Power of the Mental Processes

14 Jan 2016

I slept well and was excited about what day 2 of the MBTI® Users Conference would bring. The first session of the day was an exciting keynote by Damian Killen, Founder & Managing Director at Thrive, and Rich Thompson, Divisional Director of Research at CPP. The session was titled “MBTI®—The Missing Piece in the Influencing Jigsaw.” Anyone who attended the conference received a very informative and snazzy white paper on influencing, based on current research from 2014–15 with a sample of o...

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MBTI® Criticism

07 Jan 2016

Time has just flown by—I’m at the last breakout session of the day. Aidan Millar is sharing ideas on how to answer criticism of the MBTI® assessment. Usually when people criticize the MBTI tool they don’t really know what it does and does not do. Aidan did a nice job of clarifying how to deal with such criticism, focusing on reputation, refinement, and relevance. When it comes to reputation, the MBTI tool is the most widely used personality tool in the world. Most Fortune 100 companies use it. ...

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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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