Developing Leaders: Research and Applications in Psychological Type and Leadership Development

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This volume is an essential reference for practitioners and researchers who work with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory in conjunction with leadership and management development. The seventeen articles collected hear provide current research findings, comparisons of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with other instruments, and specific uses of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator within a leadership development practice.

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"Drawing on the best of the MBTI rtesearch, Fitzgerald and Kirby have given us an excellent tool for our management studies. It is thought provoking and rewarding. An excellent book."--William Bridges, author of Transitions, Managing Transition, JobShift, and Creating You & Co.

"Provides just the cutting-edge information, ideas, and application on MBTI and leadership that we are seeking. It will be invaluable to us in our work and will provide an important resource for other academic and business practitioners and for researchers in the field of leadership development."--Patricia Stocker, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director of Executive Programs, University of Maryland

"A superb integration of theory, research, and practical application. This volume sets a new standard of excellence in its depth of presentation of type theory, its careful use of empirical research to explore theory and application, and its superb presentation of case examples to illustrate the conceptual frameworks presented. Each chapter could stand alone as a major addition to our knowledge of this area."--Naomi L. Quenk, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and author of Beside Ourselves and In the Grip

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An essential reference for professionals in organizational psychology, management, and human resources, Developing Leaders brings together for the first time the latest research and applications on how the MBTI can be used in leadership and management development.

The collection of chapters provides an overview of the MBTI and leadership, and explores how psychological type supports changing views about leadership. It is the latest review of the research on type and leadership and proposes new approaches to this research. It demonstrates how practitioners can use the MBTI with more depth and impact through the application of type dynamics, type development, and the MBTI Step II. And, finally, it presents information about using the MBTI with other key development tools, including other psychological instruments, 360-degree feedback instruments, and management simulations.

Specific chapters illustrate the connections between psychologocal type and such topics as strategic decision-making style, leadership of organizational change efforts, communication style, strategic planning, and willingness of managers to change after feedback.

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