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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Nov 27, 2015 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

It was a good day. I had a room of engaged, smart, nice, and fun participants, and the day provided numerous opportunities for them to engage with each other during learning tasks related to the Step II™ facets. Also included were segments on team use of the MBTI® Step II™ assessment, one-on-one feedback with the Step II™ Interpretive Report, and work with several case studies. It was a rich day! If you haven’t gone through Step II training, I highly recommend it. The MBTI® Certification Program includes a full day of it. The main conference starts tomorrow. Included will be speakers from companies such as Walt Disney, Autodesk, Qualcomm, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Ford, and more. Exciting! As I was getting ready for sleep, I received a notice from my East Coast friends that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert did a segment on the MBTI® tool. What? Click here to preview the video. Finally, click here for the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference save-the-date. Want to read more? Check out my previous blogs in this series: So It Begins 2015 MBTI® Users...

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So It Begins

Nov 24, 2015 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

I arrived in San Francisco following a week of training across the country. While I am now close to home (I live in San Jose, about 50 miles south), it still feels like I am someplace else. But I am excited about connecting with people I have not seen in a while. The pre-conference workshop begins tomorrow, and I’m facilitating it—41 people for a full day on the MBTI® Step II™ assessment. Exciting. We’ll be in a huge room, and while it will be a challenge to work with such a large group, I’m ready for it. By the way, I would be remiss not to thank my colleagues Larry Romero, Kim Rivera, Catey DeBalko, and Jennifer Overbo for helping me get the room set up. There was lots to do. If you have ever trained with me, you probably know I tend to be very picky about having the room just right, with all the materials placed just so. You may also know that I have preferences for INFP. This just reminds me that any type can do anything if the motivation is there. My desire for detailed planning and organizing is not about Sensing and Judging—it is really about Intuition and Feeling. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. It all starts with participants knowing they have been thought about and cared for the minute they arrive in the room. If you would like more information on the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference, click here. To check out my last blog post in this series, click here....

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Linking Interpersonal Needs and Employee Productivity [Webinar]

Nov 21, 2015 in CPP Connect | 0 comments

What are interpersonal needs and why do they matter? What happens when people don’t get their interpersonal needs met at work, and how does that influence their behavior? From a big-picture perspective, how does it affect organizational productivity? And how can you find out what is going on in your organization? All these questions are not only relevant to talent management, but pertinent to organizational success and employee engagement. Yet without basic knowledge of interpersonal needs and the behaviors related to them, issues between employees will continue to arise. To help answer some of the above questions, we’ve put together aninformative 30-minute webinar, where we’ll apply information gleaned from the FIRO-B® assessment to explore the questions above and more, such as: What is the impact of appreciation on employees? How do encouragement and praise affect leadership style and employee buy-in? What need do people focus on first when dealing with others? How does the way they prioritize their needs affect their relationships with others? What is the FIRO-B®?  The FIRO-B® assessment helps people understand their interpersonal needs and how those needs influence their behavior—and in the process improve their relationships and professional performance. It has helped individuals, teams, and organizations around the world grow and succeed by serving as a catalyst for positive behavioral change. Register for the December 3 webinar...

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2015 MBTI® Users Conference

Nov 19, 2015 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

What a crazy, busy few months it has been. I’ve been meaning to write about the 2015 MBTI® Users Conference. Now that plans are in place for next year’s conference, I’m thinking I might as well get to it. Back in September, CPP held the first U.S. MBTI® Users Conference. Last year it was held in Dubai, and the year before in Shanghai. It was nice to have the event right here in the heart of San Francisco, near Union Square, this year. The theme of the conference was MBTI type and influence. I was asked to participate both as a speaker and a moderator. While things were hectic leading up to the event, I made sure to devote lots of time for preparation. I could tell that all the other speakers put a lot of time and energy into making this a meaningful experience for everyone involved. It was great to be part of such a wonderful event. The conference also provided lots of time for catching up with colleagues from all over the world and for visiting with participants from past MBTI® Certification Programs. Getting quality time with Linda Kirby and Nancy Barger was a special treat. They have both taught me so much about type and training and life. This next series will cover this year’s conference as well as present a preview of the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference! Oh, before I forget, click here to preview the save-the-date for the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference. Stay...

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Adding Sensing and Intuition to the learning mix

Nov 19, 2015 in Eye on Edu | 0 comments

The first step in teaching students to thrive in any classroom is to have them identify the teaching style of their teachers...

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