Why Type Knowledgeable Ideation Facilitators are More Successful Helping People Achieve Breakthroughs


Idea generating sessions are sometimes frustrating experiences. Different people have distinct and sometimes conflicting expectations of the experience and outcomes.  more »

Valuing Diversity and Creativity for Innovation


Creativity is Personal Expression Stemming from Restlessness
Creativity is personal expression. It results from a restlessness to improve or change the status quo meaningfully, knowledgeably, responsibly and with impact. Psychologist Carl Jung wrote that creativity is an instinct—much like hunger, fear, sex, and flight. Researchers from the field of creative studies agree that creativity is the capacity to initiate change – and each person does that, in his or her own way.  more »

So Different, Yet Alike: TeamPac and Type


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Self-Leadership: Portal to Freedom, Foundation of Success


My original copy of Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People still bears the scars from the time I hurled it in anger against the wall of what was then my office. The broken spine and loose pages bear witness to my lapse in self-control!  more »

Perfecting Connecting; Learning to Speak the Language of Others


Human beings—with their distinctive personality preferences, temperaments, and natural talents—are unique! Because of their differences, my research over the past decade tells me people are looking for clues about how to connect well with others, often through networking.   more »

Multiple Intelligences and Personality Type in the College Classroom


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Multiple Intelligences: Eight Ways Coaches and Clients are Smart

“I always do well, but I still worry I’m not as smart as my peers,” confesses a Senior Director of Technology at a leading software company. “In management meetings they zing ideas around so quickly my head spins.”

Is intelligence measured, as this client believes, by how fast you talk and respond? As a coach, how rich is your definition of smart? And, how does your concept of “smart” open up potential for your clients?  more »

Interactive Personalities


Have you played the Sims™ or enjoyed other computer games with virtual characters you can interact with? I am using virtual characters to explore personality. Mainly, I observe college students talking to and programming two characters named Truman and Olivia. This is a novel approach to exploring personality. The programmer sets up a character’s personality, then observes how others interact with the character. There are plenty of type-related patterns that match up.  more »

Leadershift: Leading Individuals the Way They Like to Be Led


What makes someone an effective leader?

Take a moment and think of the person whom you have most admired/enjoyed having as a leader. Consider not only your work experience, but also your volunteer activities, religious affiliations, and recreational pursuits.

In the spaces below, list the personal attributes and specific behaviours this person demonstrates which you consider to be the source of their leadership effectiveness.  more »

Coaching with Style: Using Knowledge of Temperament and Type to Customize the Coaching Process


When working one-on-one with individuals in corporations to improve business performance, understanding each individual's type and temperament provides an invaluable tool to maximize coaching effectiveness. Therefore the first step I follow is to anchor the coaching process by the client participating in a self –assessment of temperament, cognitive processes and working style, either one-on-one or in a group session, to supplement the use of the MBTI® . This has a couple of benefits:  more »