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Leadership Illustrations

Leadership Illustrations

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my MBTI® Certification workshops I sometimes ask groups to describe leadership. In one exercise they flip chart their contributions, what they might overdo/overlook, what they need to be their best, and what others do that annoys them. Groups also come up with a leadership motto. These visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from an ST group.

The ST themes of being practical and analytical are seen throughout their points. Their motto “What do we want to achieve and give me the facts”, emphasizes their direct, task-focused approach.

They don’t like to waste time and are annoyed by unclear ideas and don’t like taking a long time trying to reach consensus.

The metaphor of fog for the big picture without a clear definition seems very apt, as fog gets in the way of seeing what needs to be done.

Do you have ST preferences or have you worked for an ST leader? Are your leadership experiences similar to the ones presented here?


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