Managers come and go. Projects end and teams disband. No matter how often or how quickly business events change, people and the resulting conflicts remain very much the same. For nearly a decade, Work It Out has been at the forefront helping business leaders, managers and consultants simplify the complex - and sometimes chaotic - interactions between people at work. Now with fresh insights on applying key concepts from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© (MBTI©) tool in executive coaching, plus more hands-on exercises and examples, this newly revised edition of Work It Out expands its focus on the powerful solutions type theory provides to address some of today's most pressing issues: fostering sustainable change, building strong management teams, preparing for rapid business growth and battling office politics.
Whether you are managing up or struggling to balance styles with direct reports or colleagues, type experts Hirsh and Kise show how to celebrate differences while capitalizing on the unique strengths of every individual. They examine each leadership and management style based on type_from visionary INFJs to entrepreneurial ENTPs_and thorough case studies and techniques that run throughout every chapter detail effective teambuilding and coaching strategies to enhance communication, reduce stress, resolve personality conflicts and improve individual, team and organizational performance.
What’s New in This Edition
About the Authors
Chapter One: Working It Out with Type
Chapter Two: The Extraversion-Introversion Dichotomy
Chapter Three: The Sensing-Intuition Dichotomy
Chapter Four: The Thinking-Feeling Dichotomy
Chapter Five: The Judging-Perceiving Dichotomy
Chapter Six: Function Pairs
Chapter Seven: Style-Changing Stress
Chapter Eight: Influencing Upward
Chapter Nine: Coaching Yourself, Coaching Others
Chapter Ten: A Leader Who Put Type to Work
Appendix A: The Teambuilding Process
Appendix B: The Coaching Process
Sandra Krebs Hirsh, an international consultant whose clients include Honeywell and 3M, is co-author of such best-selling books as LifeTypes, LifeKeys (with Kise), and Introduction to Type© in Organizations, which has sold more than 1 million copies.
Jane A. G. Kise, Ed.D., is a management consultant and co-author of more than a dozen books, including Introduction to Type© and Coaching and SoulTypes (with Hirsh). She is a board member of the Association for Psychological Type, and on the faculty of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type.
”A new perspective on how to solve the disruptive friction that arises between people in the workplace, by applying contemporary insights on personality type and keys to understanding relationships.”—HR Magazine