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19 June 2018

Have you wondered if your Myers-Briggs personality type influences your well-being at work? Or does your type influence how you improve your well-being? To help answer these questions, we've put together an international research project investigating well-being at work and the MBTI assessment. And we're asking for your help. To participate in the survey, you need to 1) know your verified MBTI personality type, 2) be currently employed, and 3) have 15 minutes to spend answering a few...

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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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16 Types in the Workplace—ENTJ

19 April 2016

So often I see people with preferences for ENTJ and ESTJ looking so similar and then so different. People with preferences for ENTJ have the ability to cut to the chase and a get-it-done approach to solving problems, but they tend to like to tackle those problems in a new and innovative way. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Thinking (Te), helps them get to an objectively logical conclusion. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Intuition (Ni),...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ENFJ

12 April 2016

I think of one particular colleague I work with who has preferences for ENFJ and I’m always so appreciative of her outwardly warm and supportive approach at work. The favorite mental process of people with preferences for ENFJ, extraverted Feeling (Fe), helps them connect to the harmony and values of those involved on a team. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Intuition (Ni), which can help them see what’s coming around the bend, as well as the bend ...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ESFJ

31 March 2016

I just finished working with four people with preferences for ESFJ, and I was impressed by their helpful here-and-now approach to understanding problems. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Feeling (Fe), helps them see the impact that decisions have on others. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Sensing (Si), which can help them store facts and data to recall when they are needed most. Serving as a good workplace example by helping team members...

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16 Types in the Workplace— ESTJ

29 March 2016

I’ve known many people with preferences for ESTJ. Early on I learned that their ability to cut to the chase and get-it-done approach to solving problems can help keep the organizational engine running. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Thinking (Te), helps them come to a conclusion in an objective and logical way, and can also help organizations understand the importance of getting projects completed. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Sensi...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ENTP

22 March 2016

The people I know with preferences for ENTP tend to provide a new and innovative approach to figuring out solutions that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process, extraverted Intuition (Ne), helps them move beyond what is real to what could be. This gift can help organizations anticipate what is coming around the corner, as long as their ideas are not shut down for lack of evidence. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process, introverted Thinking (Ti), which...

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16 Types in the Workplace—ENFP

15 March 2016

I’m around a lot of people with preferences for ENFP. I enjoy their “we-can-do-it-together” approach that our work projects need. Their favorite mental process (Ne) helps them come up with all kinds of ideas that others may not have considered. This favorite process is backed up by their second favorite process (Fi), which like their ESFP “cousins,” can help them stick to their values when making decisions. Serving as a good workplace example with their motivational and encouraging demeanor is a...

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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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