Intentional Leadership: 12 Lenses for Focusing Strengths, Managing Weaknesses, and Achieving Your Purpose
Triple Nickel Press, January 2013
Yes, we need to lead from our strengths. And yes, trying to turn weaknesses into strengths can rob us of precious time better spent using those strengths.
Leaders, whose decisions and actions have far-reaching effects, need tools that help them look in the mirror and recognize not only the strengths on which they build their style, but those blind spots that, if not managed, have the potential to harm their careers and the work, morale, effectiveness and futures of those they lead.
Jungian type is a valuable mirror for both strengths and blind spots. In my upcoming book Intentional Leadership: 12 Lenses for Focusing Strengths, Managing Weaknesses, and Achieving Your Purpose (Triple Nickel, 2012), leaders at all levels of organizations can use the tools to identify priorities, map them against 12 key leadership considerations, reflect on whether any blind spots could undermine their effectiveness in a given role, and plan action steps to manage those blind spots.
Filled with true stories, individual reflection questions and team activities, this is the ideal book for leaders who wish to learn more about type concepts AND put them to use.
If you are a coach, or are working with a coach, this is the ideal resource for understanding the coaching relationship, how each type likes to be coached, and general developmental needs and strategies for the 16 personality types. Also filled with tips for adjusting to different work environments, dealing with change, and managing stress.
Looking for information, exercises, resources and handouts for using the MBTI tool? Interpreting results? Leading sessions on leadership, change, communication, type dynamics or career development? This resource, written by two internationally known type experts, Sandra Krebs Hirsh and Jane Kise, provides proven tools and facilitation wisdom.