This morning in Nashville, Minnesota leadership consultant Jane Kise made the case for differentiated leadership based on eight personality types she and her business partner, Beth Russell, have identified eight personality preferences and 16 personality types that can be identified and used to adapt school leadership as well as classroom instruction. Here are the four she covered in the session today:
- Extraversion or Intraversion: How are you energized? Do you gain energy through action and interaction, or though reflection and solitude?
- Sensing or INtuition: How do you gather information? Do you gather information with your senses or through connections and hunches?
- Thinking or feeling: How do you make decisions? Based on logic and principles or values?
- Judging or Perceiving? How do you approach life? Do you plan your work and work your plan or do you stay open and let things happen?
Be a better leader by knowing your personality preferences and those of your staff and students. The successful leader knows what their style is and tries to look for the other side to balance things out."