Are leaders found or made? A client of mine recently was lamenting the performance of a manager on her staff. “He’s just not a leader—he doesn’t have it in him.” I hear this thought a lot--the belief that leaders are found, not made. While clearly some people have more natural aptitude for
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or life begins at forty. Which is it? Teaching Christine--using the MBTI Christine, 38 years old, struggled in her new position to understand and motivate her staff. Five years prior, she claimed she would have just forced her new direct reports to do her
What is success? While I'm constantly revisiting and revising my definition of success, most of the time I believe you are successful if you move toward your potential, can satisfy your needs and live in alignment with your values without preventing others from also finding their success. As
College--Often a Weak Career Launching Pad When I was in college, I could not decide whether to major in History, Religion or English, and my college allowed me to craft my own major with a focus in Humanities--the perfect decision that allowed me NOT to make a decision. College was an academically
Pearman or MBTI? The world has two rich and valid Type assessments--the MBTI and the Pearman Personality Integrator. But which tool is the better choice? First, a little history. In 1921, Carl Jung published Psychological Types, a sweeping theory of human cognitive functioning and development.