Books on Business/Management



Breakthrough Creativity
Breakthrough Creativity

The author draws on her experience as an international consultant and trainer, as well as her academic research and study of creativity, to develop powerful tools and insights for improving creative results at work. She explores eight creative talents—adventurer (ES), navigator (IS), explorer (EN), visionary (IN), pilot (ET), inventor (IT), harmonizer (EF), and poet (IF)—that can be drawn upon as the basis for developing flexibility in reactions to challenges.



Flex® Sell
Flex® Sell

Developed for use in a FLEX® workshop, using the Flex® Leader's Guide this workbook teaches how to recognize your own preferred style of communication, how to recognize behavior cues that indicate personal interaction styles in others, and how to adjust—or "flex"—your style to better respond to particular individuals.



Flex® Talk
Flex® Talk

Developed for use in a FLEX® workshop using the Flex® Leader's Guide, this workbook teaches how to recognize your own preferred style of communication, how to recognize behavior cues that indicate personal interaction styles in others, and how to adjust—or "flex"—your style to better respond to particular individuals.



Great Leadership
Great Leadership

Responding to the growing demand for leadership that is both competent and principled, leadership development expert Antony Bell offers an easy-to-grasp, workable framework that gets to the heart of what defines greatness: knowledge, skills, and talents combined with the inner qualities of a leader that drive noble actions.



Job Shift
Job Shift

Many organizations today are well along the path toward being "de-jobbed." In part one of this book, "The Late, Great Job," the author details the social, economic, and technological forces that have put the job on the list of endangered species. In part two, "A Career Guide for the Twenty-first Century Worker," new ways to work are discussed.



Joining the Entrepreneurial Elite
Joining the Entrepreneurial Elite

Some entrepreneurs feel at home with a loyal and industrious team while others seek to shine on their own; some are action oriented while others are good planners; some calculate risks carefully while others thrive on uncertainty. By identifying four distinct entrepreneurial styles — the Administrator, the Tactician, the Strategist, and the Idealist — this book shows readers how to identify their own style and use it as the cornerstone for building a successful business or product line.



Just Middle Manager
Just Middle Manager

Author David Hulings has spent the last twenty years as a motivational performance coach, and his book tells a story every leader should read, bringing to life the archetypes of Carl Jung into the real world of leadership style. Just Middle Manager is traveling to the Celestial City of Influence to be renamed Next Great Leader.



KGI® Manual
KGI® Manual

The KGI® Manual provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the development, validation, use, and interpretation of the Klein Group Instrument® for Effective Leadership and Participation in Teams. The manual provides a brief overview of group dynamics and research underlying the development of the instrument, along with reliability and validity results.



Leadership Development
Leadership Development

This book serves as an outstanding resource guide for consultants and trainers concerned with leadership development for managers. Numerous examples for type development are presented along with case studies from a variety of industries. As a powerful and practical guide for teaching others how to realize leadership potential, this book builds on the authors' previous work, The Leadership Equation.



Looking at Type® in the Workplace
Looking at Type® in the Workplace

A fundamental introduction to how an individual's psychological type affects daily interactions at work and can influence everyday workplace activities such as responding to conflict, work style, being part of a team, making decisions, dealing with change, and communication.



Looking at Type® Series
Looking at Type® Series

The Looking at Type® series includes one each of Looking at Type®: The Fundamentals, Looking at Type®: Your Career, Looking at Type® and Learning Styles, Looking at Type® and Spirituality, and Looking at Type® in the Workplace. This package contains all the information you will need to help your clients understand and learn to apply type in all facets of their lives.



Magic at Work
Magic at Work

Could your company use a little magic? Let these authors share their knowledge and investigation of how to tap creative energies and talents in the workplace. By exploring the lore and habits of great magicians, Pearson and Seivert explain, "true magic is not a means of control or manipulation or evil sorcery.



Making a Difference by Being Yourself
Making a Difference by Being Yourself

There are so many ways to make a difference in the world. We all are hardwired to seek purpose and happiness, and what brings meaning to one person versus another remains a mystery. Making a Difference by Being Yourself deconstructs the puzzle by honing in on how our unique personality types frame the actions we take to impact others.



Mapping the Organizational Psyche
Mapping the Organizational Psyche

Today's organizations face many challenges; change is occurring more rapidly than ever before, nations of the world continue to become more economically linked, and corporations are looking for partners, oftentimes in not so likely places. Traditional business strategies work, but to be truly effective a leader needs to understand the dynamics that take place beneath the surface, the things that are not so easily seen.



Out of the Box
Out of the Box

Veteran trainers Charles Martin and Tom Golatz have assembled a collection of inventive and adaptable ready-to-go exercises designed to improve team performance and productivity. Intended for the intermediate to advanced type user, Out of the Box presents dozens of exercises that focus on the actual dynamics of existing teams, examines a team's current tasks and issues, and uses type to help team members understand what is happening and then move beyond insight into action.



Psyche at Work
Psyche at Work

The organization we work for has a psyche of its own, a collective personality and an organizational imagination, which goes to work on us, for better or worse. The essays in this volume bring together the work of analytical psychologists, organizational development consultants, and group relations theorists who reflect on the contemporary enigma presiding over organizations.



Psychological Types at Work
Psychological Types at Work

Understanding others in the workplace is essential in order to succeed. Psychological Types at Work explores the effect of personality types and the relationships that form because of them. Author Rowan Bayne presents his research of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument and discusses how an understanding of that instrument and personality types can improve recruitment, communication, health, stress management, and counseling.



Self-Promotion for Introverts®
Self-Promotion for Introverts®

All too often, introverts get passed over for job offers and promotions while their more extroverted colleagues get all of the recognition. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In Self-Promotion for Introverts®, business communication coach and intrepid introvert Nancy Ancowitz helps introverts tap into their quiet strengths, articulate their accomplishments, and launch an action plan for gaining career advancement.



Still True to Type
Still True to Type

A follow-up book to Jeffries earlier True to Type, this book is aimed at the professional counselor and the human resources manager and answers 66 questions about administering and interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument. The author is an acclaimed business consultant who has used the Indicator in many countries over the last seventeen years.



The Art of Dialogue
The Art of Dialogue

An MBTI book with a dynamic explanation of psychological type and communication researched and crafted by leading type expert, Carolyn Zeisset. Through the observation and recording of hundreds of dialogues, the author identifies the nuances and key phrases that determine different styles of communication.



The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The best-selling author of Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive offers another compelling leadership fable with a deceptively simple yet powerful message for those who strive to be exceptional team leaders. In a style that is readable and relevant, Lencioni outlines a practical model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome common problems and build cohesive, effective teams.



The Hero and the Outlaw
The Hero and the Outlaw

This landmark work, integrating marketing with the concepts of archetypes, challenges the way in which we understand brand names and helps us understand their impact on our lives. Through Carol Pearson's work with archetypes and Margaret Mark's marketing expertise, the book offers clearly structured systems that businesses and marketing professionals can follow and replicate.



The Leader's Window
The Leader's Window

Move beyond one-size-fits-all management approaches by using this practical method to redirect your actions as a leader in a focused and purposeful way. This newly expanded and updated edition of The Leader's Window presents an authoritative system to help you empower individuals and orchestrate positive group dynamics to create high-performing teams.



The Next Level
The Next Level

Promotion to an executive position brings new challenges and greater responsibilities. This unfamiliar territory typically requires learning new strategies and retiring old ones that no longer apply. Veteran executive coach and former Fortune 500 human resources executive Scott Eblin distills the collective wisdom of top performers who successfully navigated the difficult transition to executive leadership, identifying nine key sets of behaviors that new leaders must develop, revise, or retire in order to succeed.



TLC at Work: Training, Leading, Coaching
TLC at Work: Training, Leading, Coaching

Add a little TLC to your workplace with ideas from award-winning author and consultant, Donna Dunning. Her comprehensive book, TLC at Work, is full of hands-on, interactive tools that make workplace development and business performance improvements a fun and exciting venture. Dunning shares her years of experience with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument and personality types and delivers practical strategies, assessment tools, and step-by-step advice to help employees become self-directed and skilled communicators.



Unbalanced Influence
Unbalanced Influence

The complex and elusive concept of “leadership” has spawned a dizzying array of leadership myths. To separate leadership facts from fiction, Dr. Pete Hammett mines the rich data collected from executives attending the fabled Leadership at the Peak program from the Center for Creative Leadership. Using a variety of psychometric (including the MBTI® instrument) and performance measures, Hammett builds a solid case for the interpersonal and business competencies that drive success and career fulfillment.



When Opposites Dance
When Opposites Dance

Success in business today demands more than a tough, no-nonsense management style or enthusiastic, inspirational cheerleading. Sound management and inspired leadership are critical. With detailed profiles of some of the most notable figures in politics, business, sports, and entertainment, When Opposites Dance identifies four natural styles of managing and leading, offering valuable lessons for forging a path to balance and harmony and shaping a better workplace for all.



Wired for Conflict
Wired for Conflict

Does it seem as if there is always conflict in your work life, your home life, and your relationships? That's normal—even unavoidable—according to conflict resolution expert Sondra VanSant, who reveals the inborn roots of conflict. Fortunately, says VanSant, the wiring in our brains that creates conflict also holds the key to resolving it.



Working Together
Working Together

This book discusses different personality types and how to identify, work with, and understand them to create optimum productivity. The concepts presented are based on the ideas of human psychology developed by Carl Jung, Isabel Briggs Myers, Ernst Kretschmer, and David Keirsey.



Working with Teams Package
Working with Teams Package

Jumpstart your team workshops with this useful package of CAPT handouts, exercises, and ready-to-go programs designed to improve team performance. This package gives you a comprehensive set of practical tools to take any group through the process of using type as a way to improve their effectiveness as a team.



Write from the Start
Write from the Start

Learn how to break writer's block and reduce writing anxiety through the power of psychological type. This practical and enjoyable workbook helps make the writing process easier and more effective through an abundance of tools, examples, and exercises. Author Ann Loomis helps readers discover their natural gifts and relate better to their audiences.