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Making the Case for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)*

Posted on 05/24/2019 by Jack Speer

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment—Hugely Valuable, Hugely Misunderstood

Steve Jobs — Self-concept Propelled His Success

Posted on 02/22/2019 by Jack Speer

Self-concept is the sum of the way you see yourself, who you believe yourself to be.

How to Stop a Runaway Brain!

Posted on 08/31/2018 by Jack Speer

We can train our minds, but we realize it’s a lifetime process. Here are some tools we have developed as executive coaches to help us stop the runaway brain.

My Brain – Getting Along with my Oldest (Sometimes Best) Friend

Posted on 08/20/2018 by Jack Speer

My brain is my oldest friend. However, I’ve found myself at war against my brain. Sometimes I think the success I’ve experienced is because of my brain—and other times in spite of him.

The Brain – My Most Important Full Time Employee

Posted on 10/12/2015 by Jack Speer

My brain has come up with clever ideas in the past that have saved my company and career. But how do I keep him coming up with the big ideas?

The Pursuit of Happiness—in Search a Sustained Sense of Joy

Posted on 07/21/2015 by Jack Speer

Although most people want to be happy, being happy is not the consistent state of the human mind. In many if not most of our days we experience delight and laughter—but these aren’t the backdrop of our day. They are accents. It’s estimated that as many as 25% of Americans take prescription anti-depressant pills. Research is difficult to find, but it is estimated that over 50% of the American public has seen a professional therapist to address their mental health and emotional issues. Medication and[…]

Consider Old Willie: Does Reinvention Make you Phony?

Posted on 10/01/2019 by Jack Speer

When you think about personal reinvention, always remember “old Willie,” Willie Nelson, who at 82 years of age, is experiencing an expanding career. Willie appears on late night television shows, sings at rodeos and concerts, is active in animal rights, and is an international icon, with his own statue in downtown Austin. Willie’s success today is because he’s not the same Willie he was. He reinvented himself. Is the Career on the Road to Obsolete? In an age when people are living longer, all too[…]

ISTJ – Who Do They Like? Who Do They Dislike? Where Do They Clash? Where Do They Fit In?

Posted on 06/29/2014 by Jack Speer

ISTJ’s (11.6% of the U.S. population) tend to be conservative people by definition of their type. Yesterday is the measure by which we can measure the future, and in the thinking of the ISTJ, past performance is the prime indicator of future success. Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy has little to nothing to do with future vision. It is based on companies that have a valuable product that people use and understand. Buffett invested in the Dairy Queen fast-food franchise, because as a frugal person he[…]

The MBTI® Likeability Index: Which Types Naturally Like You, and Which Don’t?

Posted on by Jack Speer

Each of the 16 personality types has a different set of basic operating values (BOV). Compare the BOV of your personality type to people of other types you know, and see why and how you clash or are drawn together as allies.

Can Your Personality Type Determine How much You’ll Make in Your Career?

Posted on 12/02/2013 by Jack Speer

Jack Speer is President of Delta, Inc. and Delta Digital.  He is an organizational consultant and founder of The World Type Alliance,  A sometimes popular humorist on the subject of type, Jack regularly writes and comments on the MBTI® and other personality type instruments.   Can Personality Type predict how rich and well-heeled you are and will be—or how poor?  The generation reaction that people when they are presented with the idea is that they get red in the face, swoon, and faint at[…]

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