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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tells a story about your personality or the personality of your colleagues. It can be a useful tool for identifying your personality traits, in both your work and personal life.

For this Discussion, you will take a simplified Myers-Briggs assessment and relate it to your organizational leadership style.

To preparefor this Discussion:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week.
  • Complete the following self-assessment.
Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html
  • When you’ve completed the self-assessment, review your personality type.

Postyour personality type to the Discussion area (e.g., INFP, ESTJ).

  • How does your Myers-Briggs personality type relate to your leadership style?
  • What leadership theory do you think you would apply to leading an organization or department? Why? Be sure your answer relates to your Myers-Briggs personality type.

Below are some of the leadership theories you studied this week.

  • The great man theories
  • Trait theories
  • Contingency theories
  • Behavioral theories
  • Situational leadership theory
  • Transformational leadership

Provide two examples of situations that you might encounter in an organization and how, with respect to your score and one of the above theories, you would be likely to handle the situation.




Robbins, S.P., & Judge, T. A. (2017). Essentials  of organizational behavior(14th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 12, "Leadership"
The authors compare the terms leadership and management. They also present various leadership theories and the types of leadership. Methods for selecting and creating leaders also are addressed. Additionally, the authors describe circumstances when leadership may not be necessary.
Chapter 13, "Power and Politics"
This chapter contrasts the terms leadership and power. It explores the bases of power and power tactics, the causes and consequences of political behavior, and the ethics of behaving politically.
O'Brien, M. (2008). 5 approaches to leading successful organizational change. Healthcare Financial Management, 62(9), 138, 140. Retrieved from http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010038715&site=ehost-live&scope=site

This brief article describes how leaders handle resistance to organizational change.
16 Personalities. Retrieved from https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

This web site gives you the background for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and its uses. This page includes a brief description of the characteristics of each of the "types" identified by the Myers-Briggs tool and allows you to identify your own personality type.
Reinhold, R., & Poirier, D. (n.d.). Myers-Briggs personality types, your best fit type, and an introduction to the 16 personality types-Part 1. Retrieved from http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory2.html

This is where you'll find a more detailed explanation of the various personality types defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Michaelis, B., Stegmaier, R., & Sonntag, K. (2009). Affective commitment to change and innovation implementation behavior: The role of charismatic leadership and employees' trust in top management. Journal of Change Management, 9(4), 399. Retrieved from http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/pqdweb?did=1919976501&sid=4&Fmt=2&clientId=70192&RQT=309&VName=PQD

This article describes a study demonstrating that charismatic leadership and trust in top management are both positively associated with the willingness of employees to adapt and embrace innovation.

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