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You can figure out who you are - and more importantly, who the people you lead are - if you have a little patience with Roger R. Pearman. The author carefully applies the Myers-Briggs personality type system to explain leadership styles. He asserts that if you understand how people behave, one personality type at a time, you can lead them more effectively. You can use this system to understand how your employees (and you) think, and to spot strengths and weaknesses. Pearman’s examples, lists and charts show how to identify different personality types and how to apply this understanding in different situations. getAbstract recommends this excellent book as particularly helpful to those who are familiar with the Myers-Briggs system and to those who like taking an analytical approach to human behavior. (If you are less analytical, don’t get testy while trying to sort out the 16 personality types - The trip is worthwhile.)

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why human behavior is somewhat predictable based on personality types; and
  • How to use the Myers-Briggs system to understand these personalities and become a better leader.

About the Author

Roger R. Pearman Ed.D., is an internationally recognized consultant, trainer, speaker and author, and a principle of Leadership Performance Systems, Inc. He has previously been a college professor, psychotherapist and corporate vice-president, and is affiliated with the Center for Creative Leadership. He is the co-author of I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You and the author of Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness Through Psychological Type He won the 1995 Isabel Briggs Myers Research Award in 1995.



Hard-Wired Differences
Everyone is different because everyone has different basic mental "wiring." This wiring affects the way you take in information and act upon it, as well as the way you react to information from your environment. The qualities you need for effective leadership also...

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