July 26th, 2015

Spiritual Development and the Polarities of Type

Here is an extended slideset for my presentation at APTi 2015.

Abstract: The lessons of meditation and psychological type theory reinforce each other in fundamental ways. Meditation can be thought of as an exercise in expanding awareness. When we notice that our mind has taken on the narrow form of a train of thought, we […]

February 2nd, 2012

Polarities, Champions, Dementors and Mentors

[ This article is also published on the World Type Alliance web site. ]

For me, the genius of MBTI is how it reminds us of the co-arising, interdependent nature of all polarities, through four simple examples. With each pair of opposites — extraversion and introversion, intuition and sensing, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving […]

January 14th, 2011

Mentors and Dementors

In the richly symbolic world of Harry Potter, dementors are creatures which suck out all the hope and joy from life. Under their sway, people wander around aimlessly in an icy fog of depression, out of touch with their true nature and capabilities. I think the name and associated imagery they conjure are an excellent […]

August 20th, 2010

Organizational Dimensions, Personality Types and Development

In Transforming Your Company with Open Source (slide 9), I list some of the distinctive characteristics of four fundamental dimensions of companies:

PEOPLE   Talent and Skills Organizational Knowledge and Wisdom Social Networks Communities of Practice Values and Ethics TECHNOLOGY   Enabling Possibilities Creating/Designing Products and Services Invention and Innovation Productivity Tools Platforms Managing Realities […]

June 19th, 2009

Time Management

Here are a few books on time management that I have found to be particularly valuable:

First Things First

I first wrote about First Things First, by Stephen Covey, in the April 1998 issue of USENIX’s ;login: magazine. I consider it to be the best conceptual exploration of the subject. Three of its most […]

January 31st, 2006

Personality Type and the Open Source Community

In The Jargon File, Eric Raymond does a great job of describing hackers, who dominate the thought of the open source community. He touches on personality type briefly in this document, and he also refers to it in other presentations. He points out that most hackers fit the NT personality types (INTP, INTJ, ENTP and […]