The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

The Cult of Personality Testing: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves

I love personality tests as a way to spark the conversation. Whether it is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Enneagram (See Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery ), Reiss’s 16 desires (See Who Am I? ) or Time Perspective (Se...
The Normal Personality

The Normal Personality

It was back in 2013 when I read Steven Reiss’ book Who Am I? . Reiss, a professor emeritus of Ohio State, proposed that there were 16 motivations that can be used to describe a person and how they’ll react. Shortly after reading Who Am I? , I picke...
Personality Types: Using Enneagram for Self-Discovery

Personality Types: Using Enneagram for Self-Discovery

I’m not stranger to personality types. Whether it is doing impromptu Myers-Briggs Type Indicator  analysis (guesses) for friends in the SPTechCon  speaker room in Boston, or evaluating folks in terms of their time perspective (ala The Time Paradox ), I ...
Strengths Finder 2.0

Strengths Finder 2.0

Do you know what you’re good at? What your natural talents are? Do you have any thoughts on how you might better leverage your talents to drive your mission and purpose? Well, Tom Rath’s immensely popular book Strengths Finder 2.0  is designed to he...
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life

The Time Paradox – The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life  may have a hyperbole for a sub-title but the insights that it provides are valuable. I try to look for new perspectives to view the world around me. Being a consultant and speaker me...
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

After trying to figure out the meaning of life, trying to figure out who you are has to the biggest question of life. Over the years, countless folks have tried to simplify the complexity of people, their motivations, desires, and their expected behavior...