Whats happens if you score in the middle of your Myers-Briggs score?

"Hmm," said a small voice in his ear. "Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting.... So where shall I put you?" Harry gripped the edges of the stool and thought, not Slytherin, not Slytherin. "Not Slytherin, eh?" said the small voice. "Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that - no? Well, if you're sure - better be GRYFFINDOR!" I doubt JK Rowling had Isabel Briggs Myers in mind when she imagined the sorting hat. Yet, unwittingly, she created a perfect symbol for p

Don't let fear be a reason for failure (Forbes.com)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/08/27/dont-let-fear-be-a-reason-for-failure/#20e948ef1986 Here is the full article: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 50% of small businesses are likely to survive their fifth year. If you do a search, you'll find many valid reasons as to why companies fail, such as not enough funding, bad timing, bad partners, bad hires, etc. But for the most part, all of these reasons can be mitigated upfront. With so many schools teaching entrepreneurship and MBA programs, and with so many courses all talking about these issues, why are entrepreneurs and companies still failing? My own experience working with entrepreneurs an

How to Survive Living with a Messy teenager/employee (aka P) When You're a Freakishly Neat (aka

I'm a Judger, a.k.a a freakishly neat, compulsively organized, stressed out, OCD bore. Ditto my ENTJ husband. So will someone please explain how we managed to produce an INTP teenager, emphasis on the "P"? I get that teenagers can be irresponsible, unpredictable, moody, absent-minded, deeply protective of their personal space and relaxed about personal hygiene. But there's a big difference between dealing with the usual adolescent weirdness and dealing with the kind of adolescent weirdness that comes wrapped up in a personality that clashes with your own. And when it comes to living with someone – partners, spouses, children, roommates - the J/P dimension can certainly provide some explosive

Culture Change: It Starts At The Top

Sticky notes and posters won’t change a company’s culture. What’s needed is a leadership team that’s committed to change, points the company

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought. The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us demystify the secrets to new managers' success. Using Project Oxygen, an internal study that analyzed more than 10,000 manager impressions including performance reviews, surveys, and nominations for top-manager awards and recognition, Google identified eight habits of highly effective managers. Google also designed a management trainin

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits-Insights fro

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets to team effectiveness. Specifically, Google wanted to know why some teams excelled while others fell behind. Before this study, like many other organizations, Google execs believed that building the best teams meant compiling the best people. It makes sense. The best engineer plus an MBA, throw in a PhD, and there you have it. The perfect team, right? In the words of Julia Rozovsky, G

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other. It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. Personality traits exist along a continuum, and the vast majority of us aren’t introverts or extroverts—we fall somewhere in the middle. Personality consists of a stable set of preferences and tendencies through which we approach the world. Personality traits form at an early age and are fixed by early adulthood. Many important things about you change over the course of your lifetime, but your pe

2 Personality Traits That Indicate A Narcissist

2 Personality Traits That Indicate A Narcissist Professor Delroy L. Paulhus, an expert on dark personalities, explains how high extraversion and being disagreeable make a narcissist: Narcissists are highly extraverted along with being disagreeable, research finds. The combination of the two personality traits explains how narcissists are both very sociable and also prone to being rude and selfish. Their extraversion makes them very positive. Along with their self-confidence and energy, people find them very attractive — at first. Narcissists try to take control of situations and are happy to manipulate people — even if their strategies are self-defeating over the long-term. Most people who a

Psychologists say parents should do these 21 things to raise a more confident child (student, employ

Excellent article how to teach children to be emotional healthy and intelligent It will help them be a more confident child, student, employee and boss. Give them this gift and you will have given them the greatest gift for life! (Jacob M Engel) Encouraging your kids to try something different could help boost their confidence. One of the most important parts of parenting is showing a child how to be confident. But you may be confused as to how to raise a child who has high self-esteem. It starts with complimenting their efforts, talking openly about their emotions, and letting them know it's okay to make mistakes. Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child. Carl

Why You Need a Leadership Development Program

Accidental vs Purposeful: Many of us become expert leaders over our careers quite by accident – we luckily survive and learn from our unplanned mistakes; a mentor fortunately takes us under their wing; and/or we fortuitously stumble into growth opportunities. This wandering journey of happenstance is unacceptable in today’s hyper-competitive world. You need a strategic plan which provides more predictability! And a Leadership Development Program will provide that strategic predictability. Pick-Up Game vs World-Class Team: Imagine your organization for a moment as a sports team. Will it perform better as a group of individuals that came together for a pick-up game. Or will it perform better a

Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart (Lessons from marriage)

Successful teams and relationships share a trait most people think is bad: fighting . One of the biggest indicators that a relationship is going to end is not arguing — it's not talking. In work environments, the biggest problem many teams face is "organizational silence," or team members not talking about important issues. Successful businesses that rank high in innovation also tend to encourage the airing and clashing of different viewpoints . When people or teams don't express their different viewpoints, it's worse for business than fighting. The following is an excerpt from "Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart" by Shane Snow: Any science writer who ends up writing about r

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