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Leadership, Extraversion & Introversion

Posted 24 August 2022 by
Melissa Summer

What should leaders be aware of about these well-known personality differences?

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Conflict Management

Posted 24 August 2022 by
Melissa Summer

How can conflict management save organizations money?

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Are Leaders More Stressed Than Everyone Else?

Posted 28 April 2020 by
Nikhita Blackburn, Thought Leadership Lead Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Are those at the top strained more than everyone else?

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A Psychologist, Leadership Coach & Psychometric Expert’s Advice for Introverted Managers

Posted 17 January 2020 by
Melissa Summer

We asked a few different experts what their best advice was for managers and leaders who prefer Introversion. Here's what they had to say...

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How Association Leaders Can Use Assertiveness Gracefully

17 August 2018

This article originally appeared on the Center for Association Leadership website. Assertiveness is both valued and lamented in contemporary business culture. Whether assertiveness is a vice or virtue, it can be used as a highly calculated tool for specific situations. For association executives, assertiveness can play a two-faced role. As an organizational attitude, it can be alienating to members, but the skill can also be invaluable for advocating on behalf of members and one’s industry. Im...

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Leadership and the Intuition–Thinking (NT) Process Pair

06 June 2017

People with NT preferences (INTJs, INTPs, ENTPs, ENTJs) typically take a “what else can we do” approach to leadership. They tend to consider new ways to address tasks and projects, and often have an innovative mind-set that is about changing things up to make a situation better. If NT informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. Some of them may appreciate your open approach to new ideas and possibilities, but others may find wha...

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Leadership and the Intuition–Feeling (NF) Process Pair

30 May 2017

People with NF preferences (INFJs, INFPs, ENFPs, ENFJs) typically take a “let’s make a difference” approach to leadership. They consider how others can be positively affected over the long term instead of just in the present moment. In leading they tend to focus on big-picture, future-oriented ideas that can empower people to “be better.” If NF informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. Some of them may appreciate your support ...

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Leadership and the Sensing–Feeling (SF) Process Pair

23 May 2017

People with SF preferences (ISFJs, ISFPs, ESFPs, ESFJs) typically take a “thoughtful helping of others” approach to leadership. They consider how the factual information they provide (who, what when, why, where) might help others in a here-and-now way. They tend to have a supportive and practical leadership style, offering information that can be useful today instead of someday. If SF informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this approach is affecting members of your team. ...

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Leadership and the Sensing–Thinking (ST) Process Pair

16 May 2017

People with ST preferences (ISTJs, ISTPs, ESTPs, ESTJs) typically take a “let’s get it done” approach to leadership. They want to tackle the task at hand and prefer to jump right in to get things right the first time. In fact, they are likely to be annoyed by discussion of matters that don’t directly relate to the task. They prefer to move on from anything they consider superfluous and get to what “needs” to get done. If ST informs your leadership style, you may want to consider how this appr...

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Myers-Briggs Personality Types and Leadership

11 May 2017

A couple of years back I wrote a blog series on type and leadership, and I’m now following that up with a few additional ideas focusing on the MBTI® process pairs: ST, SF, NF, and NT. While the T–F and J–P preference pairs are the ones most often explored in relation to leadership (maybe I’ll write about the TJ, TP, FJ, and FP pairs next), I still like looking at the middle letters of people’s four-letter type the most. As you consider the content of this next series, remember that people of ...

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