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MBTI® Users Conference—Creating a Culture of Clarity / Some Clinical Psychology Criticism

29 Nov 2016

Patrick Kerwin then addressed a criticism about the MBTI® assessment he’s heard that “clinical psychologists don’t believe in the MBTI® tool.” I didn’t get training on the MBTI tool in my clinical program. Clinical psychologists are typically trained to administer “tests” that address psychological problems. As Patrick stated, the argument that clinicians don’t use the MBTI tool is like saying “it’s hard to find an engineer who uses a plunger.” The MBTI tool is not a test, and it doesn’t iden...

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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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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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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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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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