In this monumental book, psychologist and business consultant Roger Pearman uses the concepts of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© to present a dynamic look at human behavior that gets to the very heart of leadership. Based on his firsthand experience working with leaders and managers around the world, and on the field research of the Center for Creative Leadership, Pearman brings us a new way of thinking about leadership. No longer the domain of a select few, it is a psychological process that can be used by anyone charged with getting people to work together toward a common goal. In Hardwired Leadership, Pearman argues persuasively that everyone has the capacity - the mental wiring - to lead effectively. Real-life examples from the front lines of organizations illustrate how people's mental processes - their habits of mind - influence their perception and decision making and determine their success as leaders. Hardwired Leadership offers readers the tools and step-by-step guidance they need to evaluate their strengths, identify their blind spots and plan a course of action for mastering the leadership competencies of the twenty-first century.
Roger R. Pearman, Ed.D., principal of Leadership Performance Systems, Inc., has nearly 20 years of experience as a consultant, trainer, speaker, and author. A former college professor, psychotherapist, and corporate vice president, he is past president of the Association for Psychological Type and a recipient of the Isabel Briggs Myers Research Award. Coauthor of the best-selling I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You, he is affiliated with the Center for Creative Leadership. www.qualifying.org.