Linda Berens “I started this blog to give voice to what is in my head and share important issues in the fields of personality type, organizational change, coaching, and development.”
 – Linda Berens

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day

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    I’m doing a webinar for the Association for Psychological Type-international’s eChapter on Tuesday, February 12 on Building Relationships. (You might still be able to register for that program.) As I prepared my handout and visuals, it occurred to me that coincidentally Valentine’s Day is this week! While Valentine’s Day is typically focused on romantic relationships, it is a good time for us to think about all of our relationships.
  2. The Curriculum

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    2013 here we come! We’ve put together a whole curriculum. This is the first curriculum of its kind so check it out. We will be adding courses and scheduling more courses. Below is a partial list of the events planned for 2013.  Soon you will be able to register for programs on the website. For now, if you are interested in registering or need to register right away please call 714-625-9475 or email support(at)lindaberens.com. Web-Based Learning Events for personal and professional development. The schedule will be set to start in late January/early February. On-line: The Communication Zone® Workshops The series...
  3. Insights from the Storm

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    On October 28, 2012 my colleagues and I left New York City just ahead of the hurricane. The tension was palpable, but all went smoothly. We arrived in Boston with plenty of time to catch the chartered bus to the Theory U/Presencing workshop at the Wequasett Resort on Cape Cod for 5 days. At dinner, during introductions we learned that some participants left their homes and loved ones in areas where the hurricane was headed. Yet they were at the workshop giving their attention to what was present for all of us. With the winds increasing, we were assured that the resort was used...
  4. Avoiding the Damaging Effects of Labeling

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    In a LinkedIn discussion group on whether the MBTI® instrument is outdated and irrelevant, the conversation emerged to the point of discussing labeling that happens with most personality tools. The tendency to label others and label themselves as in “I’m a xxxxx, therefore I can’t do….” At the end the person who posted lamented that he had yet to find an organization that fosters deep understanding and went for the short, quick labeling. I decided to share my reply to that post: I think there several things to consider. 1) We have to vet the tools and the materials for...
  5. The Core of Diamond Brilliance

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    Today the diamond in my engagement ring captured my attention. After nearly 50 years, it is still brilliant in its simple twisted tiffany style setting. As I stared at it, I thought how its beauty comes from how all the facets reflect the light. Then I thought, ‘It is the facets that make it beautiful and just as we humans have many facets that make us beautiful and brilliant.’ And then I thought, ‘What makes a diamond a diamond? It is the capacity to have all these facets revealed.’ That is what is at the core of diamond brilliance. Sometimes, we have...

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