Month: June 2011

Myers-Briggs Type & Culture

Cultural norms may influence the way that Myers-Briggs Type is expressed, that is how it "looks" however type distributions for different countries are fairly similar (Source: MBTI Manual, Chapter 14). For example, based on behavioral expression (and some stereotyping), it would be natural to suggest that Italy is a nation of extroverts and Finland is a nation of Introverts. However, type distributions in Italy and Finland suggest that these countries have similar percentages on the Extroversion-Introversion dichotomy. This was proven Read more...


Canada’s Struggle to Capitalize on Innovation

Just read the recent CBC News article titled "Canada Struggles to Capitalize on Innovation" http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/28/politics-science-innovation-stic.html and not surprised that the report calls for more collaboration between various parties. The problem is that collaboration not only takes a certain set of skills but motivation if it is going to occur...something that is not always prevalent between the private sector, universities and governments. Canada is rich with talented innovators. Our opportunity rests with providing them with the skills, motivation and vehicles to collaborate effectively Read more...


When Differences Collide

When differences collide often all hell breaks loose. Most often the collision is around deep rooted beliefs, values and attitudes (most often unspoken). Unless these BVAs surface and are acknowledged, either through self-awareness and/or feedback, it will be difficult to head off the collision. Addressing individually held BVAs that drive our behavior is everyone's response ability. It take us noticing ourselves in the interaction and what we bring to it, followed by creating resourceful responses to head off a collision Read more...