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Please understand me! chapin ms 10.4.13

  1. 1. Please Understand Me! Chapin Middle School | Girls Empowered
  2. 2. Challenges also seek leaders. People who become leaders don’t always seek the challenges they face.
  3. 3. You all are leaders! Why think about leadership style? • To know your strengths and weaknesses • To understand the strengths and weaknesses of others • To use what you know to be effective in leadership tasks
  4. 4. How would you describe yourself? • Artesian • Guardian • Rational • Idealist • Pioneer • Change Agent
  5. 5. What is your style? • There are no right answers! Different but equally valuable choices were provided. • Psychological type indicators – point you in the direction of your preference . . . Nothing more! • Higher versus lower score in one indicator does not indicate advanced skills. • This tells you a little bit about who you are and how you approach the world.
  6. 6. Keirsey Temperament Sorter What you notice in a new situation Extraversion Introversion How you take in information Sensing Intuition How you make decisions Thinking Feeling What you actually do Judgment Perception
  7. 7. In new situations Extravert (E) …Introvert (I)? • Energized by outer world • Focus on interactions people, things • Outgoing active “doer” • Wide interests: breadth • Live it, then understand it • Needs feedback. How am I doing? • Energized by ideas • Focus on thoughts, concepts • Reflective “thinker” • Depth of interests • Understand it before you do it • Perfectionist
  8. 8. Occupations Extraverts • Sales • Teacher • Health Services • Coach • Manager • Public Relations Introverts • Scientist • Programmer • Surgeon • Psychiatrist • Engineer • Architect
  9. 9. Speed of Interpersonal Response Extrovert • Let’s TALK it out! • Let’s change the world! • Likely to raise hand and answer question. • Go Getter, People Person • Lots of best friends • The Hair Introvert • Let’s THINK on it… • Let’s understand the world . . . please. • Likely to wait to be called on . . . Or to ask a question in response. • One BFF • The Turtle
  10. 10. Taking in information Sensing (S) …Intuition (N) • Facts, data, details, order. • Prefers reality based info. Wants to know the usefulness of info. • Enjoys life in “there and now.” Fun is important. • Practices and uses experience and habits to solve problems. If it ain’t broke… • Takes time seriously. • Meanings, associations, patterns, possibilities. What could be? • Prefers theories, hunches, speculations • Creative and future focused • Develops new approaches to problems, new designs. If it ain’t broke, just make it better! • There is always enough time for one more thing.
  11. 11. Occupations Sensing: Gathering facts ES: Human Resources Police Teacher IS Accountant Geologist Chemist Intuition: Gathering possibilities EN Advertising Media Counselor IN Psychologist Marketing Research Artist
  12. 12. Preferred Information Focus Sensing • Specifics • I  facts! • Utilizes the Five Senses • Sometimes misses out on opportunities Intuition (N) • The Big Picture • I  possibilities! • Special Sixth Sense • Sometimes not in touch with reality
  13. 13. Making decisions Thinking (T)…Feeling (F) • Analyze objective data to make quick, logical decisions. • Impersonal critique of problem and fair solutions. • Organizes information for reasoned arguments. • Loves to argue. Does not take disagreement personally. • Sympathetic, humane, subjective decisions that I constantly worry about • Personal assessment of what I believe to be right • Enthusiastic, disorganized, emotional advocate • Values unique solutions and takes argument as an affront.
  14. 14. Occupations Thinking: Uses her head IST/ INT/ EST/ ENT Lawyer CEO College Professor Lobbyist Banker Feeling: Uses his heart ISF/ INF/ ESF/ ENF Writer Physician Minister Guidance Social Worker
  15. 15. Focus – Work Environment – Contribution Thinking | USES HEAD • I’m calling the meeting to order. Let’s take attendance. • Please stay on the agenda provided. • Let’s stick to the facts. I’ll refer you to the handout. • Taking care of business. • Keeping it on time. Feeling | USES HEART • How is everyone doing today? Let’s share! • Does anyone have anything to add to the agenda? • How do you feel about this? What would you do? • Let’s table this for our next meeting. • Who would like to stay for lunch?
  16. 16. Living Your Life Judging (J)…Perception (P) • Methodical cautious planner in control of life. • Wants things decided. Does not like uncertainty or open ended situations. • Organized goal setter who systematically works to achieve goals. • Does not seek new information or new experiences. • Spontaneous, flexible, adaptable adventurer. • Likes to let life happen and enjoy the ride. • Loves not knowing what is coming next. • Seeks new information, new experiences, new friends; thinks outside the box, open to change.
  17. 17. Environment Judging • Miss Party Planner • Let’s make a decision! • Thrives on being right • Pride in being ahead of schedule. Perception • Mr. Spontaneity • Let’s explore this! • Thrives on flexibility and adaptability • Pride in last minute frenzy – “deadline driven.”
  18. 18. The 16 Types Judging ESTJ Supervisor ISTJ Inspector ESFJ Provider ISFJ Protector ENFJ Teacher INFJ Counselor ENTJ Field Marshal INTJ Mastermind Perception ESTP Promoter ISTP Artisan ESFP Performer ISFP Composer ENFP Champion INFP Healer ENTP Inventor INTP Architect
  19. 19. How Frequent is My Type? 49% Extrovert | Talker E I Introvert | Thinker 51% 73% Sensing | Facts S N INtuition | Possibilities 27% 40% Thinking | Head T F Feeling | Heart 60% 54% Judging | Control J P Perceiving | Flow 46% • The general US population is primarily comprised of action-oriented pragmatists who value the proven and the known and want to see results. Es and Ss make up 30-40% of the population. • INs make up 10-15% of the population. Difficulty finding kindred spirits. May adapt accordingly and not feel at their best.
  20. 20. The 16 Types: Frequency Judging ESTJ Supervisor 9% ISTJ Inspector 12% ESFJ Provider 12% ISFJ Protector 14% ENFJ Teacher 3% INFJ Counselor 2% ENTJ Field Marshal 2% INTJ Mastermind 2% Perception ESTP Promoter 4% ISTP Artisan 5% ESFP Performer 9% ISFP Composer 8% ENFP Champion 8% INFP Healer 4% ENTP Inventor 3% INTP Architect 3%
  21. 21. Will My Type Change? • Yes and no • Personality traits and self-awareness will mature • Social, familial, workplace expectation influence: people with which you associate, career you choose, immediate supervisor and team • Experience with the negative aspects of your preferences or view the opposite preference positively • Stress
  22. 22. So Now What? Applications of Type • Gain a better understanding and appreciation of yourself: • Strengths and blind spots • Need for privacy or activity • Need for hands-on versus book learning • Gain better understanding and appreciation of others. • Make constructive use of the natural differences that exist among individuals.
  23. 23. Leading Across Type Type is not an excuse nor an enabler! Understanding type gives you great power to: 1. Communicate effectively 2. Build teams that empower others 3. Mediate conflict 4. Lead change
  24. 24. Working with E’s and I’s • E’s need feedback. Let them now how they are doing! • E’s need to be busy. Give them active tasks. • E’s get bored easily. Break down tasks into parts. • E’s act before they think. Ask questions to help them anticipate problems. • I’s need time to think through an idea before they share their thoughts. Let them know issues in advance. • I’s want all possible information before deciding. Help them realize the importance of timing • I’s are perfectionists. Help them let go of projects even if they are not perfect.
  25. 25. Working with SP: Crisis Managers 1. Don’t tell them how to do a job. They want to find their own way. 2. Make the task important and with a timeline. 3. Help them to set priorities. 4. Ask for regular reports - they will procrastinate! 5. Make decisions about their ideas quickly and give them feedback so they can adjust.
  26. 26. Working with SJ Organizers 1. Communicate clear policies, rules, schedules and expectations. 2. Adhere to deadlines and timelines. 3. Give specific information in organized format. 4. Understand that they are usually not optimistic and may be sarcastic and critical. It is not personal. 5. Ask questions to keep them from making decisions too quickly.
  27. 27. Working with the NT Systems Thinker 1. Communicate the mission and importance of a task to the future. 2. Do not give “busy work.” Give meaningful work that requires logic and analysis. 3. Be careful that your work is accurate. They hate stupid errors. 4. If they hurt your feelings, remember that they are focused on the task, not the people.
  28. 28. Working with the NF Counselor 1. Recognize their unique contributions to the task. 2. Encourage active participation in decision making. 3. Help them to avoid getting overextended. 4. When they get emotional, help them form a logical argument.
  29. 29. Real World: Diverse Teams • Look around the room, around the table. Are you a balanced class? • Every type is found at every level of education and in virtually all careers. • Activity: Work in three teams to plan a party to celebrate your graduation from eighth grade this year.
  30. 30. Leadership is an art – a performing art – and the instrument is the self. Wanting to lead and believing that you can lead are the departure points on the path to leadership.
  31. 31. @CCLeaderCenter @ColumbiaKoala @KatSwartz #LeadFromWithin We like friends and followers!