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International Women’s Day: Increasing awareness, supporting, and connecting

Posted 07 Mar 2022 by Melissa Summer

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated...

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Using interpersonal needs to make the hybrid model work for teams

Posted 02 Mar 2022 by Melissa Summer

Is it possible to get the best of both worlds with hybrid work?

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Using personality assessments for team building

Posted 16 Dec 2021 by Melissa Summer

How can personality assessments like the MBTI tool help teams work together more effectively and understand each other better?

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What's your financial personality?

Posted 26 Jan 2021 by Melissa Summer, Global Content Marketing Manager

Our research department has teamed up with Marcus by Goldman Sachs®  to help uncover what your personality says about your financial management...

 

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Is "work-life balance" just a myth?

Posted 10 Jun 2020 by Sherrie Haynie, Director of US Professional Services, The Myers-Briggs Company

The conversation over work-life balance began in the middle of the Industrial Revolition. After so much time and money spent, how do so many companies still get it wrong?

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Is Personality Permanent?

Posted 06 May 2020 by Michael Segovia, Senior Consultant & MBTI Expert, The Myers-Briggs Company

In our ever-changing worlds, is your personality permanent? 

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We’re All Innovators Pt II: Bringing the Vision to Fruition

02 Jul 2018

In my last post we talked about how different types innovate in different ways, and are at their best during different phases (a la Damian Killen in Type and Innovation) of the innovation process. Those preferring NP tend to be better at the “discover” phase, and are great at generating ideas; Those preferring NJ excel in the “decide” phase, and apply their innovative skills to choosing the right direction and developing a strategy for making it happen; people who prefer SP come alive during the...

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We’re All Innovators...But We Do It According to Type

26 Jun 2018

By Sherrie Haynie, Director of US Professional Services We’d all like to think of ourselves as ‘innovative’, wouldn’t we? At its core, being innovative involves somehow being able to come up with original ideas and apply them in ways that have some benefit, either for ourselves or for someone else. It’s certainly pertinent to your career and livelihood, but it just as equally at play in all aspects of live, whether it be redesigning your house, managing your money raising your kids, or making...

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10 Books About the MBTI Tool and Type That You Should Read in 2018

30 Nov 2017

Which books about the MBTI assessment and type have had the biggest impact on practitioners? We posted this question on the LinkedIn group of MBTI certified professionals a while ago to discover the titles that had most impressed and inspired practitioners or been a key support in their work with the MBTI assessment. Twenty books rose to the top of the piles. Here are the second set of ten (in no particular order - you can find the first ten in our April post) with comments from the individua...

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MBTI Step II Facets: Traditional or Original and the Holiday Season

14 Nov 2017

The holidays are just around the corner. The music, decorations, food, smiles on people’s faces, and gifts (giving and receiving!), all make this season special. I love this time of year. Of course how people prefer to celebrate this season can differ quite a bit, and one way it differs depends on where they find themselves on the Traditional-Original MBTI® Step II™ facet. This facet is about the approach to traditions in the social context. People who have the preference for traditional tend th...

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