Yesterday I delivered a workshop based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to a group of young folks at the YMCA. They are involved in a pre-employment program, and the Y wanted to start the program with an assessment / self-discovery module. This is a great way to use the StrengthsFinder! I learned a few things during this process which I'll share for you tomorrow - but first I want to talk about why I like using the StrengthsFinder assessment in a Team Building workshop.
The Meyers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) has been widely criticized for a number of reasons, but it's still one of the most popular instruments used in Organizational Development. Critics suggest that's because MBTI practitioners, such as myself, lack a sophisticated understanding of the science behind psychometric testing. Putting aside, for a moment, the fact that I have a degree in psychology and teach concepts such as reliability and validity in my college courses, lets as