we are each complex and adaptable, and ones behavior
may not reflect natural preferences but rather the demands
of the situation and the ways one has developed. This Quick
Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams is a booklet
for those who want to maximize the performance of their
team through a better understanding of the interrelated
influences on team dynamics and team success. It is written
to help create a multidimensional awareness of ones
contributions to a team and to give readers the tools to
understand the talents, contributions, and perspectives
describes the sixteen personality types within each of the
Team Essentials, including how they are likely to
behave on a team, and offers suggestions for forging relationships
and communicating effectively with each type. Worksheets
are provided to help your team apply the basics of effective
teamworkTeam Essentials. Mapping the Team worksheets
are provided to view team diversity using four different
models: Type Preferences, Temperament, Interaction Styles,
and Cognitive Dynamics. The booklet includes a comprehensive
case study for each model, using an example of a project
team to help teams get started.
A thorough and systematic approach to looking
at the mix of personalities on a team and its impact on
some key components of success.
Gregory E. Huszczo
Author of Tools for Team Excellence and Tools for Team Leadership
This book goes far beyond other publications in
the field of type and teamwork. It encourages individuals
in the team to examine the effect of their own preferences
on the team, and the team collectively, to assess how they
manage difference. It is a valuable workbook to stimulate
discussion amongst team members on how they can operate
more effectively as a team and drastically improve both
team performance and individual fulfillment.
Creator of the Management Team Role-indicator and
contributor to Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in
This is exactly what we have been waiting for,
all of the elements of understanding your true self wrapped
up in one document! This guide will help everyone enjoy
the process of self-discovery that ultimately leads to a
dynamic process of team discovery. As team members learn
about the five essential issues that teams face, they can
understand the true meaning of high performing.
This book facilitates an engaging journey that provides
practical tools to develop relationships that will make
any experience in teams a rewarding one.
Emily Lundi Mallett
OD Consultant, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
This is an excellent guide for those organizations
that value teamwork and value the personality differences
that help a team perform beyond measure. The most valuable
resource may well be the worksheets provided to help map
teams in an effort to truly understand your team, its strengths
and weaknesses, so that proper thought can be given to improving
team function. I plan to use this material on a regular
Vice President, Director of Training, Sedgwick CMS
Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams
is an excellent resource for helping people understand themselves
in relation to others and explore the implications of their
personality type for working together in teams. Organized
around five sets of questions that are basic to team functioning,
it maintains a consistent concrete and practical focus on
how to apply learning from psychological type to teamwork.
All in all, the work considerably enriches the resources
available for team building based on personality type.
Principal, McGonagill & Associates and contributor to