It Takes All Types. Personality & Temperament in Board Effectiveness. DIFFERENT DRUMMERS. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. —Henry David Thoreau.
Personality & Temperament in Board Effectiveness
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
—Henry David Thoreau
Extrovert or Introvert
Sensing or iNtuitive
Thinking or Feeling
Judging or Perceiving
What do these mean in simple terms?
I feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world
I regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries
I trust information and data I get through my five senses. I am practical.
I often rely on instincts, gut feelings, and intuition. I am innovative.
My decisions are based on logical, objective and impersonal evaluation of the facts
My decisions usually take into account my value systems and/or the personal impact the decision will have on others
I like to make decisions based on available information rapidly as possible so I can move on to something else. I prefer closure.
I like to keep my options open as long as possible to obtain as much data as I can. I prefer flexibility
Percentages are National Statistics
Focus on the “right now” needs of the organizations
Life’s free spirits and party people
Keep people laughing
Fight fires (or start them to fight) good in a crisis
Do their own thing
Irritated by restrictions and the “same old same old”
Driven crazy by routine
Irritate others by carelessness, haste and lack of preparation
T (Pros & Cons)
This exercise helps individuals identify their main contributions to the team
Identify probable strengths of individuals
Identify any “hindrances to creativity”
Divide paper into quadrants
Head up the four quadrants :
My primary contribution or team role
How I feel about this role
Other roles I would enjoy
Hindrances to my creative contributions
Use MBTI results to prompt ideas
Take 10 -15min
Give feedback to group
How can DDA capitalize on individual strengths?