In the 90s, leadership development philosophies assumed that leaders fail when they are not able to manage their weaknesses; areas of low competence. However, Lombardo and Eichinger, through their study of derailed executives, found that leaders whose careers were derailed or were met with unrecoverable failures were those who couldn’t manage their strengths. While, it may sound odd, on reflection, it makes practical sense.
Latest in the flurry of events by Anahat, is the MBTI® practitioners huddle that was hosted at Bangalore on 16 September 2017. Eleven practitioners, some of them certified as early as 2004, attended the huddle to discuss the theme ‘what’s your life’s calling?’.
One of the wonderful things your MBTI® type can do for you is to open your mind and heart to how other people differ from you. On one hand, it affirms your own perspective, position and outlook toward life and on the other, it gets you to start thinking – there could be other perfectly functional and yet differing perspectives, positions and outlooks. Here is Sarayu’s story – how she made a breakthrough in the interpersonal dynamics with her professor using the insights from type theory.