This course looks at several assessments designed to help us understand our own personality and how we differ from other people. We emphasize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)—the most widely-used, which helps us see how and why different personalities view the world (and the workplace) differently.
Different personality types have strong preferences for what leadership style they use and how they prefer to be led. As a leader, identifying your employees' personality types can help you understand their expectations and how to handle conflicts.
Leadership Development Series Background
The Leadership Development series was developed for Edumine by Dr. Elaine Cullen, President of Prima Consulting Services, and by Trudy Gallinger, Director of Curriculum Development for Prima Consulting Services. We draw upon a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from those who are thought leaders, practitioners, and professors in the art of leadership. We provide references for the many wise teachers and guides we used to create this series, and hope you will take the time to learn from them as well. How we have put the series together, however, and the unique ways we have presented the material as it relates to the mining industry, is ours alone.
While each course in the series is designed to stand alone, it is highly recommended that you complete the Leadership Development - Introduction to Leadership course. This will ensure that we have a common understanding of what leadership entails, and common language to use in working through the entire course series.
Leadership Development - Personality Differences: A Leadership Challenge consists of 3 viewing sessions of 45–60 minutes each with supporting figures, videos, activities, and an interactive course review. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of viewing content.