Type theory is an expansive model of the individual psyche. It deepens self-awareness and also helps understand our preferred ways of dealing with life’s challenges. From leadership to communication, and from learning to influencing, the MBTI® instrument lends itself to understanding many manifestations of individual differences. In this research digest, we explore the MBTI® instrument and its association with both entrepreneurial orientation as well as entrepreneurial success.
“The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together:
our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not;
and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.”
– William Shakespeare
Sometimes, we are asked,
“How should I make a business case for the use of psychometrics?”
“Why should I place so much importance on using psychometrics in hiring?”
“How much should one spend on hiring the right person”, or,
“Why should I be concerned about validity of the instrument?” (more…)
Career rebooting seems to happen to different people at different stages of their careers. For some it happens within the first two years of work. (“Why did I ever study engineering or computers?” “What am I doing in this IT company?”). For others it seems to happen later; eight to ten or even twenty years after leading reasonably successful work lives. (“Is this all there is to work and to life?” “Do I have to do the same stuff for the next twenty years?”) (more…)
Introduction to Type and Leadership® lays down a framework that reinforces the belief inherent in the MBTI® instrument– everyone can lead. It is an essential resource that explores how the 16 personality types can develop their unique leadership styles and become successful. Used along with the MBTI® instrument, this booklet helps leaders become self-aware and use this self-awareness to lead effectively, grow and help understand their followers better.
The MBTI® instrument has helped millions of individuals understand themselves and others better. In this post we discuss how it can help you work better with your boss. Understanding your own MBTI® type, and that of your manager, will help you make breakthroughs in your relationship. Here is a slide deck explaining how to do just that.