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Tagged: “leadership. professional development”

Top 10 Ways to Use a Type Table

Chief among the reasons that the MBTI is both so popular and so useful is the fact that a group’s Type data can be captured, studied and communicated through a Type Table. OKA has long put a lot of time and attention in both using and teaching others how to use these amazing training aids.

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360 Tips and Tools

While complicated and time-consumptive, 360s offer powerful insights and perspectives that can be essential to professional growth and leadership development. I want to share two tips and two tools that will help you with your use of 360s.

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360 Feedback: A Powerful Tool You May Want to Avoid

How differently are you perceived from your boss to your direct reports and/or from your colleagues to your family and friends? These insights—rich and powerful—are the gold that 360s offer. It is surprising, therefore, to many of my clients when I suggest that they NOT use a 360.

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Making Better Decisions

More inclusion–more people and more data–leads to richer, better informed decisions and more likely buy-in on the tail-end. However, more inclusion also demands more time and will invite more conflict and a more complex team or group process.

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Hillary Clinton: the stranger we’ve known for 25 years

I’ve not heard anyone assert that Hillary Clinton lacks intelligence or a strong work ethic, but lots of people still claim to not know her—or more pointedly, to not like her. She seems to be a stranger—a stranger we have known for 25 years.

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Using the Pearman with Teams

The benefit of the Pearman to coaching sessions or an individual’s deep dive into Type development is clear, but don’t let that obscure the unique and powerful team approaches the Pearman opens up.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car

OKA’s primary method of teaching Type dynamics for over 15 years, this exercise is called Baby You Can Drive My Car

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People Want Their Leaders Certain

Smart leaders may be OK with ambiguity and not knowing, but people who want to lead need to how to project confidence and clarity.

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Goldilocks, Coaching and EQ Series—Volume 1: Self-Regard

Is it possible to have EQ the “Goldilocks” way: not too much, not too little, but just right?

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