Myers-Briggs® MBTI® Test ESTP Personality Types and Leadership
MBTI® ESTP Personality Types Leadership Styles
This week, we are building on last week’s theme of “The 10% Stretch” (Richmond, 2008) by considering how Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) ESTP (Extraverted-Sensing- Thinking-Perceiving) leaders can capitalize on their strengths and stretch them to lead even more effectively.
In coming posts, we will explore the leadership qualities of even more Myers Briggs® Types and how knowing your personality type challenges and strengths can help you be a more effective leader. We encourage readers to consider how they can use what they learn from this blog to become more aware of their own and others’ personalities. For mentors and coaches, we hope that this blog will help you offer your team members and clients constructive advice on how to grow as well.
The purpose of the “10% Stretch” is to prevent leaders from becoming stagnant. As the saying goes, “use it or lose it” – if leaders only use certain attributes or leadership styles, they may lose the ability to diversify later when the situation or team requires it. Richmond (2008), suggests that leaders stretch just 10% in order to develop new leadership production, though be careful not to become intimidated by this process.
For example, ESTP’s have a very vivid sense of reality and can quickly identify relevant or salient pieces of information. Moreover, they are energized by crisis situations and risk taking. They tend to be action-oriented, practical, and feel comfortable giving direct, focused feedback. However, in their efficiency, they may overlook or undervalue the contributions of others. They may also neglect to follow through with certain requests or the needs of others.
While every individual—and therefore every leader—has both strengths and challenges, improvement is vital to making progress. Because MBTI test ESTP’s focus on speed rather than accuracy and “the big picture”, they risk leaving others feeling alienated or left behind. In order to “stretch,” Richmond (2008) suggests that ESTP leaders develop a reflective practice to keep their actions congruent with their values and goals. Richmond writes, “You don’t want your actions to say ‘arrogant, impatient, and competitive’ when you want them to say ‘confident, action oriented, and successful’” (Richmond. 2008. P.31).
For this reason, Richmond (2008) also suggests that those who mentor ESTP’s encourage them to become aware of how their dominance in a group can affect the motivation and involvement of other’s negatively. Similarly, being supportive by taking the time to connect with others and identifying more closely with their experiences, can greatly develop the leadership style of the MBTI test ESTP’s.
That doesn’t mean that ESTP’s shouldn’t take leadership roles or should never use their charismatic demeanor and expert mediation skills to streamline the workplace, quite the opposite, in fact! However, it does mean that while they exercise their strengths, they—and all of us—need to stretch just a little bit in order to expand their reach and influence even more to become more successful leaders.
MBTI® Team Report
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MBTI® Interpretive Report for Organizations
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Use your personality type to your advantage by playing up your strengths and working on your weaknesses with the MBTI® Interpretive Report for Organizations. With the insight gained from this report, including details on your optimal work, communication, and leadership styles, you can work toward improving your presence and abilities in your organization.
Leadership Report Using the FIRO-B® and MBTI® Instruments
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Become the manger and leader you have always aspired to be through a gained self-awareness utilizing this genuine and all-encompassing combination of assessments highlighting your personality type and expressed and wanted interpersonal needs with The Leadership Report Using the FIRO-B® and MBTI® Instruments.
FIRO Business® Leadership Report
Discover your interpersonal needs and communication style as they apply to your job and your relationships with those you work with.
Ever wondered how to best utilize the atmosphere and relationships inside your organization? Through the information found in your FIRO Business® Leadership report, you’ll obtain insight on how you communicate best with others in many areas, whether to your subordinates or authorities, which you can then apply to becoming a more approachable, efficient leader.
FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organizations
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The FIRO-B® Interpretive Report for Organizations provides valuable insights and concrete action-steps into interpersonal relations in the workplace. It measures individuals’ interpersonal needs in three areas: Inclusion, Control, and Affection, and then uses these metrics to optimize your workplace relationships. It covers multiple aspects of professional life, from individual corporate development, to team role and leadership styles. With this powerful report, you will receive detailed descriptions of your own needs and tendencies, how they affect your teams, and how you can harness your innate qualities to become even more valuable in the workplace. Finally, the FIRO-B® report will identify key areas where you can continue to develop interpersonal skills, as well as targeted action steps to get there. Start optimizing your interpersonal relationships today with this personalized report.
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Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) Profile & Interpretive Report
Learn about your conflict-resolution style to help you resolve problems and issues as effectively as possible.
Ever wondered how you could best solve problems with others who are so different than you? By learning about your conflict resolution styles as well as others’ preferred ways of solving conflict, you’ll discover how to settle your issues in a timely, effective manner. Use the TKI Profile & Interpretive Report in your business, classroom, or in your personal life to aid you in successful conflict resolution in a variety of situations.
MBTI® Step II™ Interpretive Report
Get to the core of your personality by exploring the inter-workings of what makes up your MBTI® personality type.
The MBTI® Step II™ Interpretive Report outlines your personality on a grand scale, providing you with a detailed analysis of the facets that make up your persona. Discover how your personality best manages conflict, how the different parts of your personality work together to make decisions or gather information, how your personality type best communicates with others, and how you best deal with change in your life. Each broken-down dichotomy of your MBTI test personality type offers you a wealth of information to find out how your personality is formed.
FIRO Business® Profile
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Learn how you best work with others through this profile, helping you to succeed in relationships at work and at home.
Whether you’re looking for direct answers regarding your own communication styles or you’re administering the FIRO-B® test to your employees, much insight is gained in how your team (or yourself) best works in situations with others. With the answers you receive from the FIRO-B profile, you can strive towards creating more efficient, trusting, and beneficial relationships, both at work and at home.
Introduction to Type and Leadership (Richmond, S. CPP. 2008)
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