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How to Decide on Management Styles for Your Company

21 April 2016

This article was written by Chuck Cohn. It was originally published in Forbes Magazine on April 6, 2016. To read the article on the original site, click here.  A leader’s management style is sometimes thought of as inherent, but in truth, it is partially dictated by circumstance. There is no one approach that works for all people and all tasks in all situations. The most successful managers are flexible and use a wide range of styles appropriately. But what does “appropriately” mean? Diffe...

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Introducing the Next Wave of Refreshed MBTI® Products!

17 March 2016

Helping clients improve how they communicate, learn, and work is at the heart of what you do. As the Myers-Briggs® experts, it’s CPP's job to provide you with the tools and resources you need to transform the lives of others. That’s why they’ve refreshed these four popular MBTI® products to make them more engaging and compelling than ever before. Features include a new design and improved layout, updated type language, additional graphic elements, and more. MBTI® Communication Style Report ...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ESFP

08 March 2016

The few people I know with preferences for ESFP often provide a detailed, here and now picture to understanding problems that our projects need. Their favorite mental process (Se) helps them see the practical reality of situations. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Fi) which can help them apply a values-based approach solution to problems. Serving as a good workplace example by dealing with work on teams with a low-stress and fun demeanor is an important contri...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ESTP

03 March 2016

I am working with two participants this week with preferences for ESTP and have noticed their “get-to-the-point” approach to figuring out problems. Their favorite mental process (Se) helps them see what is happening and what is needed in the present moment. This gift can help organizations understand the real-world applications of ideas, so they are likely to readily point that out. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Ti), which can help them analyze the pros and...

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16 Types in the Workplace—INTP

01 March 2016

The people I know with preferences for INTP tend to provide an analytical approach to figuring out solutions that our projects need. Their favorite mental process (Ti) helps them pinpoint problems that others might not notice. This gift can help organizations fix what’s wrong before things get too far along, as long as these individuals are encouraged to use their sometimes critical approach. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Ne), which can help them come up wi...

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16 Types in the Workplace—INFP

25 February 2016

My MBTI® preferences are INFP, and I’m told I provide a calm and supportive approach to solving problems that our work projects need. I was facilitating a webinar a while back, and the technology was not cooperating. Others in the room were getting a bit frazzled. A colleague sitting next to me said, “You seem so calm.” “It will work out,” I replied, as I focused on completing the tasks that would help the event run smoothly. My favorite mental process is introverted Feeling (Fi), and like my “c...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ISFP

23 February 2016

The people I know with preferences for ISFP often take a values-based approach to solving problems that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, introverted Feeling (Fi), sometimes helps them understand how the decisions being made in the course of a project reflect the values and needs of people in the organization. This gift can sometimes help organizations determine what really matters beyond what is simply accepted as logical. This favorite process is backed up by their second ...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ISTP

18 February 2016

The few people I know with preferences for ISTP often provide a hands-on approach to solving problems that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, introverted Thinking (Ti), helps them quickly analyze the pros and cons so we can “cut to the chase.” This gift can sometimes help organizations implement practical solutions, as long as these individuals are encouraged to share their sometimes detailed and sequential approach. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite...

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16 Types in the Workplace—INTJ

16 February 2016

The people I know with preferences for INTJ tend to provide a new approach to solving problems that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, introverted Intuition (Ni), helps them come up with innovative ways to resolve problems that may escape others. This gift can sometimes help their organization discover the next “best” thing, as long as these individuals are encouraged to share their sometimes “out-there” approach. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite pr...

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16 Types in the Workplace—INFJ

11 February 2016

One of my very best friends has preferences for INFJ. I have to admit that I don’t personally know many other people with these preferences, and not surprisingly, INFJ is the rarest, or among the rarest type, depending on which data you are looking at. An innovative approach to understanding ideas along with a quiet, considerate, and behind-the-scenes follow-through are workplace contributions often associated with people of this type. Their favorite mental process (Ni) helps them see not only a...

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