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Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—Father’s Day Too!

Jul 28, 2016 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

The temperature on this side of the island is much cooler, so Kevin sets about getting a fire started downstairs. I go online to look for restaurants having been assured by the owner in previous emails that it will be easy to get a reservation on a Sunday night. What we both forgot is that this Sunday is Father’s Day. Being the small town that it is, there aren’t many restaurants, and most of them are booked. What to do? Time to use my Perceiving preference (superpowers?) and come up with a new, spur-of-the-moment plan. Thank goodness for Yelp! I find a market just a few minutes away. Kevin, Terri, and I climb up into our monster of an SUV and head out to the market. I like exploring new places and really like experiencing different types of food. Culinary Arts shows up as one of my top basic interests on the Strong Interest Inventory® tool. Anyone who knows me would not be surprised. When I was young I would spend lots of time sitting at the breakfast counter peering into the kitchen as my mom cooked. To this day, my mom is the best chef in the world to me. When I grew up (and in my culture) men did not spend a lot of time in the kitchen. So I would just watch. It wasn’t until I got older that I learned how much I not only like to eat, but like to cook. I’m glad I have been able to cook for Mom back in my home in San Jose and soon here in Hawaii. As we walk through the aisles of this market, I immediately realize there will not be a lot of real cooking tonight for our dinner. The most appealing options are frozen fried chicken and frozen Portuguese soup, so I buy both. Kevin gets some wine, items for breakfast, and some vegetables—frozen of course! Terri gets snacks and an apple pie that we later learn will take an hour in the oven before it is ready to eat. At one point I abandon the idea of all this frozen food and head to the restaurant next door, hoping I can at least order take-out. But this is not meant to be, as the line of people streaming out of the restaurant makes it very clear that take-out would take much too long....

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Free eBooks to Help Optimize Your MBTI® Step II™ Training

Jul 26, 2016 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

As you work with individuals to help them improve essential components of their professional development, it is important that they understand how to combine different aspects of their individual MBTI® Step II™ facet results and learn the most appropriate ways for them to flex their preferences. Here are two complimentary ebooks that offer ideas and tips for using Step II results to increase your people’s self-awareness and understanding: “How to Manage Seemingly Contradictory Facet Results on the MBTI® Step II™ Assessment” “Flexing MBTI® Step II™ Facets Appropriately to Maximize Effectiveness” Upgrade your practitioner toolbox with our new “Introducing MBTI® Step II™” workshop facilitation kit. Designed to align with the refreshed Step II product suite and save you prep time, this kit includes everything you need to deliver a high-quality introductory Step II workshop: Workshop-ready: comprehensive, ready-to-deploy presentation slides and training materials with engaging visuals Comes with expert guidance: includes facilitator notes with workshop instructions, a recommended script, and more! All-digital content: conveniently loaded on a USB flash drive To learn more about other recently refreshed MBTI Step II products, visit cpp.com/MBTIrefresh...

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Executive Office of the President Uses FIRO-B for Team Development

Jul 22, 2016 in CPP Connect | 0 comments

To provide the President of the United States with the support that he or she needs to govern effectively, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) was created in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President’s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. Overseen by the White House Chief of Staff, the EOP has traditionally been home to many of the President’s closest advisors, including the Council of Economic Advisers, the Council on Environmental Quality, the National Security Council, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of National Drug Control Policy and many more. With all these important advisors working together, you can bet that at some time or another, their priorities will not all align and teamwork would be crucial. But did you know that the Executive Office of the President also has a Chief Learning Officer? The CLO serves as a program analyst primarily responsible for implementing Office of Management and Budget’s comprehensive learning strategy and managing the learning and development program, among other things. Through TechValidate, our third party research platform, we recently learned a little more about how the EOP is using the FIRO-B® assessment in their learning and development program. Take a look at the case study below to learn more:        ...

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Celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary—INFP Preferences in Overdrive

Jul 21, 2016 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

The drive over goes by quickly, though at one point the rain and wind at 4,000 feet up is a little scary. Our destination is thankfully much closer to sea level, and by the time we get to the town of Volcano the rain stops. All around us is nothing but green…wet green trees, bushes, and moss. This is my second time to Volcano, and I’m so happy to be back. The driveway to our Airbnb home welcomes us down a curved passageway to finally come to a stop next to the large house. It has been a long day, starting with our flights from San Jose with a layover in Seattle to arriving in Kona and then driving across the island. The lockbox opens after my second try. We take off our shoes as the owner had instructed and walk into a cool and clean home in the middle of a rainforest. Ahhh! We unload the car and take our luggage up to the rooms. I give my parents the master bedroom with the large tub and big bed. Kevin and I get the room with the queen bed, and Terri takes the room with two doubles. She was planning on sharing that room with Cindy, but that will have to wait until we are on the resort tomorrow, back on the Kona side of the island. I wish Cindy had made it and hope her flight in doesn’t experience any more trouble. She is very self-reliant, and I know she will be okay. Kevin notices I’m quiet and probably worrying about something and/or someone. This happens to me when my INFP preferences are in overdrive. He reassures me that the trip is going well and Cindy is fine. This helps me remember that I need to check in with the extraverted world a bit more or I can find myself getting lost in my own thoughts and worries. In type dynamics terms it means relying on my second (auxiliary) mental process, Ne (a perceiving mental process), a bit more, instead of letting my favorite (dominant) process, Fi (a judging mental process), overrule everything. When I use extraverted Intuition it helps me check possibilities with others more fully before coming to decisions or judgments too quickly. Sorry for getting too technical. If you want to read more about type dynamics, I highly recommend Introduction to Type® Dynamics and...

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Optimize Your MBTI® Step II™ Training With a New Tool

Jul 19, 2016 in MBTI Talk | 0 comments

Helping people deepen their MBTI® experience by applying Step IITM insights is an important part of what you do. Upgrade your practitioner toolbox with our new workshop facilitation kit, “Introducing MBTI® Step II™ Results.” Designed to align with the refreshed Step II reports and save you prep time, this kit includes everything you need to deliver a high-quality introductory Step II workshop: Workshop-ready: comprehensive, ready-to-deploy presentation slides and training materials with engaging visuals Comes with expert guidance: includes facilitator notes with workshop instructions, a recommended script, and more! All-digital content: conveniently loaded on a USB flash drive Learn more! Need a quick refresher on the Step II facets? Watch this video for my unique take on the facets. To learn more about other refreshed MBTI Step II products, visit cpp.com/MBTIrefresh...

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