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Six things managers and executives can do to improve company culture

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Posted 26 Jun 2019 by Jeff Hayes, President and CEO of The Myers-Briggs Company

6 things managers and executives can do

The colourful world of personality type

Colour guide
Posted 07 Jun 2017 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP

How you can gain instant insight from colourful MBTI type resources.

Improving business results using the MBTI instrument

Leadership accountability
Posted 24 May 2017 by Sharon Richmond, Principal, Richmond Associates Consulting

How to use research to create MBTI solutions: this post looks at leadership accountability gaps

Are you an entrepreneur? Knowing your MBTI type could be useful

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Posted 22 Mar 2017 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP

John Hackston explores recent OPP research. 

Top MBTI and Type books

Top MBTI and type books
Posted 01 Mar 2017 by Collaboration - MBTI experts and practitioners

Which MBTI book will you add to your collection this World Book Day?

10 top tips – add depth to coaching with the MBTI framework

Top tips for using MBTI with coaching
Posted 01 Dec 2016 by Katy Lyne, Principal Consultant at OPP

Get the most from the MBTI assessment when coaching individuals.

Using MBTI Type to get to grips with email – quickly

MBTI Type and email guide
Posted 25 Oct 2016 by John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP

Research based tips for more effective email communication between different MBTI personality Types.

Using Type to 'get' email

MBTI Type and improving use of email
Posted 20 Sep 2016 by John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP

How do different MBTI Types use and feel about email? We explore some recent research to see what we can learn

Breaking the ice

OPP Icebreaker Exercise
Posted 12 Sep 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO OPP

Looking for an easy to implement icebreaker? Bingo!

Le Tour de France – it's all about high-performing teams

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Posted 13 Jul 2016 by Claire Bremner, Senior Consultant at OPP

Cycling-inspired tips for team and leadership development

Persuasion people and personality

Posted 04 Feb 2016 by John Hackston Head of R&D at OPP

The power of persuasion in the context of MBTI Types - how do they differ?

What will be hot in 2016?

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Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP

What should we look out for in 2016? Here are our predictions...

Type tips for coaching and development

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Posted 20 Nov 2015 by Aidan Millar - Human Development Consultant for Psychometrics Canada

Aidan Millar explores how coaches can help clients flex between operating with their natural MBTI preferences and outside them when necessary. 

The 5 most common ways to lose a good manager

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Posted 12 Nov 2015 by John Hackston Head of R&D at OPP

Why do managers leave their jobs? We've looked at the research to bring you a summary

Stress - it is personal

Posted 02 Nov 2015 by Penny Moyle CEO at OPP and John Hackston Head of R&D at OPP

Quick fixes are great, but what about a long-term solution to managing stress?

Are open-plan offices bad for your wellbeing?

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Posted 01 Oct 2015 by John Hackston - Head of R&D at OPP

No-one likes open plan offices, so what can we do about it? Check out this research-based advice.

Five most common ways to alienate your staff

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Posted 23 Sep 2015 by John Hackston - Head of R&D at OPP

The employment market seems to be improving, which is good news for jobseekers but not necessarily for employers; having more jobs available means that there are more opportunities for workers to leave. All the more important, then, that managers don’t give their people that extra incentive to start looking elsewhere. Here are five of the most common ways in which managers can (and unfortunately do) alienate their staff.

Top tips for increasing the impact of your team coaching - part 2

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Posted 10 Jul 2015 by Katy Lyne - Principal Consultant at OPP

In my previous blog post, I set out five top tips for increasing the impact of team coaching based on my experience as an OPP Consultant. I’m aware of the increasing pressure on clients’ budgets and the need to ensure that investment in team coaching inspires permanent change and makes a lasting difference to performance. With this in mind, I offer five more tips.

Top tips for increasing the impact of your team coaching – part 1

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Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Katy Lyne - Principal Consultant at OPP

As an OPP Consultant, I work with many teams across a wide variety of sectors and industries. I was recently talking to a client, herself an L&D practitioner, who asked me about my approach to team coaching – in  particular what my ‘top tips’ were for ensuring that the work had impact and made a real difference to how the team functions. This got me thinking about the key elements involved.

Did Little Red Riding Hood have an S Preference?

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Posted 21 May 2015 by Aidan Millar - Human Development Consultant for Psychometrics Canada

Well, not necessarily. But it is true that her demise could have been attributed to an all-too-common Sensing blind spot: a failure to quickly and accurately recognise how facts and present realities connect to a bigger picture – and often, a very meaningful one.