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

Posted 07 March 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 March 2022 by Melissa Summer

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

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Holiday stress & personality: Tips for each MBTI type

Posted 17 December 2021 by Melissa Summer

Home Alone. A Christmas Story. It’s a Wonderful Life. What do all these movies have in common (aside from taking place during the holiday season)? Stressful situations! While this time of year can be fun, festive and a great time to catch up on sleep, for many people it also brings undesired stress from lack of time, to the pressure to give gifts, to travel and burnout from holiday parties (especially social burnout for those with preferences for Introversion). And all the hustle and bustle c...

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To build or not to build - Is this the question for team leaders?

Posted 14 June 2021 by Kevin Wood

Do you know what the difference is between team building and team development? The phrases are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same. Here’s what HR practitioners and leaders should know…

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What's your financial personality?

Posted 26 January 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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Diversity and inclusion...and personality?

Posted 04 September 2020 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Company

Today’s businesses aren’t all just about shareholder values–many measure their performance with a triple bottom line. Profit, yes, but also People (caring for customers, workers and the wider community) and the Planet (caring for the environment).

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

02 July 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 June 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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Leveraging Your Personality Type for Stress Management During the Job Interview Process

30 May 2018

As I sit down to write this story on how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool can help us deal with stress during the interview process, I can’t help but feel a bit stressed myself. I need to get ready for a workshop later this week. Each time I’ve attempted to sit down and prepare this morning, my brain has filled up with a litany of other things to which I need to attend. My plate is plenty full, and yet I keep adding more portions to it. Then, I realize that so much of how I deal...

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Confidence, Extraversion & Understanding – What Helps You The Most?

12 December 2017

Written in collaboration with John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP Politicians are known for their confidence, but sometimes this can get them into hot water (I’m sure that you can think of some recent examples). You can probably think of a time where you saw someone who seemed to use confidence to cover up a lack of ability. But confidence isn’t just important for politicians, as this article by Laura Barton points out. Women tend to be less confident in their abilities than m...

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