Understanding Your Management Style: Beyond the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

Understanding Your Management Style: Beyond the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

by Robert C. Benfari


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An excellent tool for evaluating management potential, and assessing your own approach. Author Robert Benfari presents four factors that determine management style, explains how to analyze each, and how to apply them when evaluating your abilities or those of managerial candidates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780669248142
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/15/1991
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

ROBERT C. BENFARI is a psychologist, business consultant, and trainer who has been teaching and applying the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other management assessment instruments in business settings for thirty years. He has worked with organizations throughout the world, including Raytheon and the U.S. government. He was a professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health and is currently Lecturer on Continuing Education at Harvard and visiting professor at the University de la Empresensa (Argentina). He is also president of BGL Ltd., a consulting firm.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Building Blocks
1. The Psycological Types: A Jungian Primer
2. The Sixteen MBTI Types
3. The Needs: Pathways to Competence
4. Needs and the Psychological Types
5. Conflict Styles
6. Kinds of Power
Part Two: Applications
7. Archetypes in Management
8. Management-Style Analysis if the Film Patton
9. Using the Building Blocks to Influence Managers
10. Cases of Difficult Managers
11. The Dark Side of Management
12. Special Cases: Self-Integrated Managers, Women Managers, and Entrepreneurs
13. The Building Blocks Applied to a Company as a Whole
14. Conclusion: Phil, Carlo, and Lois Revisited
AppAndix A: Determining Your Management Style: Tests for Self- assessment
AppAndix B: "Understanding Management Style" Workshops
AppAndix C: The Psychological Contract: A Management Tool for Role Negotiations

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