Discover cutting-edge applications in leadership development. Comprising an essential reference for professionals in organizational psychology, management, and human resources, the seventeen chapters collected in Developing Leaders provide accessible, reliable information on how the MBTI(R) personality inventory can be used in leadership and management development. This volume provides a literature review, shows how the MBTI can be used with other assessments to evaluate leadership style, offers current information on psychological type distribution among management groups, illustrates the connections between type and decision-making styles, and demonstrates how the MBTI can be used by executive coaches and trainers. Specific chapters discuss the correlation between MBTI scales and commonly used instruments, show how the MBTI(R) can be used to improve communications, apply the dynamics of type development to leadership development, and illustrate the connections between psychological type and feedback, transition management, problem-solving styles, and strategic planning.
"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