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Trust in Companies - What Happens When You Go Virtual?

Posted 20 Apr 2020 by Helen Rayner, Thought Leadership Lead Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Tips for managers and leaders about trust in a virtual organization...

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For Stronger Workplace Relationships, Use the Platinum Rule

Posted 10 Apr 2020 by Rachel Cubas-Wilkinson, Senior Consultant for The Myers-Briggs Company

How to do improve relationships - workplace or otherwise? By following this one rule...

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How to Make Virtual Work Work for You

Posted 01 Oct 2019 by Dr. Rachel Cubas-Wilkinson

Remote work and virtual teams are becoming a norm for organizations. But most companies weren't set up that way. Here's how you make virtual work work for your workplace. 

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Download the 2019 Trends Report

Posted 06 Aug 2019 by Melissa Summer

How do you optimize for the always-on culture? What's the new shape of teams? Check out the 2019 Trends Report: People First For Organizational Fitness for answers to this and more. 

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Helping U.S. Navy Teams Find Synergy

02 Jul 2017

It's always interesting to us to know the story of where some of our assessments came from, and we wanted to share the FIRO-B assessment backstory because it's one of the most fascinating histories we've heard. In the 1950's, the United States Navy approached psychologist William Schutz and said, "We're having a really hard time with teams on submarines. We don't know how to put people together, and you can imagine being underwater in close quarters for six months can be a trying environment....

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Combining Coaching Tools: Myers-Briggs & FIRO Assessments

02 May 2017

Originally written by Betsy Kendall and Alice King at OPP Often considered a winning combination in coaching, what is it specifically about the FIRO and MBTI assessments that adds depth and complexity to coaching? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator looks at four aspects of our personality that combine together dynamically to capture the fundamental elements of who we are and how we are motivated. This in itself is a powerful coaching tool as it indicates our preferred ways of taking in inform...

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Leadership Development Initiatives 75% More Effective with the FIRO-B Instrument

13 Mar 2017

ALD Corporate Development is a full-service corporate development and management consulting firm  that offers three tracks: executive coaching, small business consulting for growth and profit through results-driven actions, and executive leadership training and seminars. And in today's fast-paced business environment, HR and LD managers are often overwhelmed and stretched too thin but still need to continually assess and tweak how leaders are performing and how that affects the company...

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MBTI® Users Conference—A Step II™ Day

01 Nov 2016

Like last year, I facilitated a full-day MBTI® Step II™ workshop. I had an engaged group of participants with varying levels of personality type knowledge, which can get tricky to facilitate. I didn’t want to go too fast and lose people just learning about type, nor did I want to go too slow and bore those who already knew a lot. However, the one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years is that many people could use a basic MBTI type refresher. For anyone needing a refresher and/or wanti...

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New—MBTI® Workbook

01 Sep 2016

I have facilitated many individual and group MBTI® feedback sessions during the 28 years I’ve used this amazing tool. I have also trained many people on how to deliver that feedback, and at times I’ve found that people feel a bit overwhelmed by all the steps involved. That’s why I like the new Exploring Your Myers-Briggs® Type Workbook. It gives you the exact steps you need to walk someone, whether individually or in a group, through MBTI feedback. In the workbook, you will find a practical way...

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Enhance Your MBTI® Step II™ Training + Free Exercises

02 Aug 2016

To enhance leadership potential and help teams meet the demands of real-world challenges, it is essential that your people understand how their facet results can influence their perceptions, problem solving, and decision making. Here are two exercises that use MBTI® Step II™ results to achieve leadership development goals and build stronger teams: “Improving Leadership Performance Using MBTI® Step II™ Results” “Team Exercise: Engaging S–N Facets to Improve Team Information Gathering” If you...

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