By Larry Romero
American artist Alexander Calder redefined the art of sculpture by introducing the element of harmonious movement into his work with abstract mobiles. In the 1950s, when the International Arrivals Building was originally being constructed at what is now John F. Kennedy International Airport, Calder was commissioned to install a very large mobile in the center of the main lobby.
By Robert Richman
Would you like to be a hacker? When most people hear the word hacker, they think about a computer network hacker. But guess what? Your culture is also a network. It’s a social network, and it can be hacked—for better or for worse.
Robert will be presenting the Keynote, The Art of Culture Hacking at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Cecilia Lynch
As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you have already proven your strategic thinking ability—you saw an opportunity and stepped in to address it. That is strategic thinking in action. But, if you are like most of us, you may be struggling with what’s next.
By Chris Robbins
No airline has done more to change the face of air travel than has Southwest Airlines. In 1971, the year we took our first flight, only 1 in 4 American adults had ever flown in an airplane. Today, that number is almost 9 in 10. Here’s the story of how we did it.
By J. Forrest
We have watched with enthusiasm as culture has become a major topic of conversation. In 2012, Fast Company published an article titled “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch.” Two years later Webster’s dictionary made culture its word of the year. In 2016 we gather at the MBTI® Users Conference on the topic “Culture Matters.” We believe culture matters, and that’s why we are here. Hats off to the MBTI® Users Conference.
By Bonnie Hagemann
Meet Kelly Tran. Kelly is the founder and CEO of two companies, Appable and vakargo. She is 30 years old, and she is the perfect example of how generational differences are impacting workplace culture. I first met with Kelly at Coffee Slingers, a creative coffee hangout in the urban renewal area of downtown Oklahoma City. There was no mention of a corporate boardroom or meeting space because that is not Gen Y’s preferred way of working. Kelly’s generation prefers to meet at coffee shops, outdoor cafes, and other such gathering places where creativity flows and corporate bureaucracy is basically nonexistent.
Bonnie will be presenting Change from the Bottom Up: How Generational Differences in the Workplace Contribute to and Impact Corporate Culture at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Rick Gayle
More and more organizations are expanding their approach to diversity and inclusion by fostering a culture of continuous learning and development that is in alignment with the business strategies across functional disciplines. The shift from traditional roles of managers and individual contributors to cross-functional teams and greater collaboration across groups may well be the result of expanding globalization in business.
Rick will be presenting Achieving Full Potential through Diversity and Inclusion at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Patrick Kerwin
You’re bound to hear it from an MBTI® workshop participant, if you haven’t already: “I found this article online that critiqued the MBTI assessment….” Often such critiques are based on misunderstandings or misinformation about type theory and the MBTI assessment, but how should you respond to them? Here are three tips for tackling those critiques—with more to follow at CPP’s MBTI® Users Conference in September!
Patrick will be presenting Creating a Culture of Clarity: Addressing Misconceptions about the MBTI® Assessment at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Andrew Bell
When working with senior leadership teams, “Focus on the Positive” is a mantra that I want to believe in more than reality seems to allow. Perhaps that mantra is better suited to individual development, where maximizing strengths is generally perceived to be more effective than is addressing weaknesses. In my experience, when working with intact leadership teams that equation is quite often reversed.
Andrew will be presenting Deliverance from Dysfunction: How MBTI® and TKI® Assessments Can Guide Leadership Teams at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Stephanie Eberle
I always do this. I process everything, every detail, with friends, family, and my dog before I write a word. Blank pages daunt me. My editors and colleagues don’t quite understand this, and they somehow don’t count having everything written in my head as a complete product. This pattern, it would seem, can be managed, but I don’t see it going away. It is who I am.
Stephanie will be presenting Your Passion, Your Self: The Role of Assessment in Understanding Fit at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Dr. Angela Farmer
Nature or nurture, instinct or learned behavior, lead or follow—these are some of the debates regarding the nature of behavior. In the children’s game of Follow the Leader, participants have to do what the leader says or does until such time as a new leader arises. Then, the new leader takes the helm. Similar innate behaviors are witnessed among flocks of birds, schools of fish, and troops of soldiers.
Angela will be presenting Follow the Leader: A Team Approach in Applying the MBTI® Framework at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Daniel Grachanin
We often move through our daily life exchanging information without actually gaining any real understanding of one another. Whether we’re in a 1:1 with our manager or on a sales call with a potentially large client, we hear without listening, speak without considering, interact without presence, and judge without knowing. These are missed opportunities for communication to actually resonate with another person and to help build a strong and cohesive relationship.
Daniel will be presenting Communication Breakthroughs: The Genesis for Better Understanding Others at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Margaret Bailey
“What are you?” Upon hearing this question on my first day of employment with a new company, I answered, “I’m your new HR lady.” The person responded with a little laugh. “No, no. I mean your Myers-Briggs® type. Do you know what you are?” I had never heard this question in a professional setting before. I was impressed and excited that someone had asked me. I responded, and the person told me, “We really need your type around here.” Over the next couple of days, the same question came up several times. Everyone wanted to know what my Myers-Briggs type was—and they were so excited to share their type with me.
Margaret will be presenting Enhancing Culture to Realize a Living and Breathing MBTI® Ethos at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Pam Fox Rollin, MBA, MBTI Master Practitioner®
“What are you going to say when the CEO hauls you into his office,” I asked, “to explain why this change effort has failed?” The change effort hadn’t failed. In fact, it had barely started. 30 executives of one of the largest private companies in the world were in the room. Their CEO had sent them to this private executive education program because they were about to undertake a massive initiative to change their global operations and corporate culture.
Pam will be presenting Facilitating Culture Sessions That Engage All Types at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.
By Dr. Pete Hammett
Over the past several years I’ve been on a journey. It began with a relatively straightforward goal— to implement a diversity training program in our organization. My initial thought was, “This should be easy.” There are countless diversity programs on the market. So it shouldn’t be that difficult to get an off-the-shelf program, right? And so my journey began.
Pete will be presenting From Diversity to Inclusion Engagement: Considering How Personality Type & How We Relate Interpersonally Influences a Culture of Inclusion at the 2016 MBTI® Users Conference.