By Adam Frey
From the moment her term as President began last January, Wendy Horikoshi gently but persistently prodded BAAPT's ten board members into becoming a real team. Some of us felt that her efforts were superfluous. After all, we knew each other's names and faces didn't we? What else mattered?
As the year progressed, Wendy would note, almost as an aside, when we moved from one stage of teamship to the next: "forming," "storming," then "norming," to quote Bruce Tuckman's model.
Wendy's role shifted a bit with each stage until, at the end, she took on what some leaders find hardest of all--getting out of the way and letting the team perform. Her inquisitive mind, ready humor, and calm hand helped guide BAAPT through a productive and enjoyable year.
Sharon Richmond presenting at British APT By Michael Murphy
BAAPT member Sharon Richmond will present on "Growing Leaders With Type" at the British APT Annual Conference in London, England on March 1. Following is a brief summary of her presentation.
Leading well is an art, practiced by many and mastered by fewer. How aware are you of your own leadership? Do you lead mindfully,and with your whole self? Do you lead from a script you hold about good leadership? Do you emulate others? In the spirit of exploring Type for Life, join Sharon Richmond for a day of learning, reflection and development. Whether you work as a formal or informal leader, develop other leaders, or whether you lead in your daily life, your type knowledge holds the key to your own effective as a leader. We’ll look at: what leaders do and how leaders can develop, using the full breadth of our type knowledge. We’ll explore Jung’s eight function-attitudes, and apply that lens to growing yourself and others as leaders. The day will include something for everyone: data, conversation, stories, interaction, reflection, and a few concrete applications. Together, we will improve our own artfulness as leaders.
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Judah Pollack presents on Millennials at 2011 San Francisco APTi Conference
One of the many innovative features to the 2011 APTi conference, thanks to the creativity of Dov and Judah Pollack, Allan Silva, and their committee, was the introduction of the MIT (Maximum Impact Talk). An MIT is very much like a "TED talk," only about Type! The MIT’s, 20-minute digital essays on various aspects of psychological Type, were all recorded at the conference, and the intention is to eventually post all of them online. Judah's is the first to be published. This is an exciting first step toward building a virtual library that will house our best presenters talking about their most innovative ideas and showcasing them in the virtual viral world in which we all live. Judah's presentation is divided into three segments in the video queue.
The conference was wonderful, of course, with a dazzling array of topics and experts to learn from, and great fun connecting with acquaintances and building new friendships. What a treat to have the conference here in San Francisco. Many thanks as well to all the BAAPT members who welcomed conference visitors to our chapter display table: Renais Dickson, Adam Frey, Richard Hendrickson, Karen Keefer, Evelyn LaTorre, Judy Levy, Aubrey Ramos, Pam Fox Rollin, Gina and Tom Snyder, and Julie Wright.
Julie Wright receives Excellence in APTi Leadership Award
Julie is Past President of the Capital City Chapter (CCC-APT) and BAAPT President for 2013. Accepting her award at the APTi Biennial Conference in San Francisco in 2011, Julie said "This is a wonderful surprise and a true honor! I am so fortunate to be able to indulge my passion for Type with two APTi chapters, and I love learning with so many fellow members." Let's all express our thanks to Julie!
BAAPT Members Among Bay Area Speakers at 2011 APTi Conference
Conference attendees were treated to presentations by the following Bay Area Type experts: John Beebe, Wendy Horikoshi, Evelyn LaTorre, Jennifer Selby Long, Julia Mallory, Judith O'Rourke, Dov Pollack, Judah Pollack,Pam Fox Rollin, Sharon Richmond, Mike Shur, Donna Wocher. How lucky!
Books by BAAPT Members
Pam Fox Rollin
42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role
This book describes practical and effective actions for you to make a strong start at your new VP, Director, or Manager job. Drawing from extensive interviews with corporate leaders and the author's 20 years as a strategy consultant and executive coach, these rules form the manual they forgot to hand you when you got that promotion or offer letter.
Sharon Lebovitz Richmond
Introduction to Type & Leadership
Help leaders chart their own course to becoming even more effective through an awareness of MBTI type and the implications for setting direction, inspiring others, and mobilizing the accomplishment of goals. Introduction to Type® and Leadership offers a unique Leadership Map that helps leaders chart their own course to becoming even more effective. Trainers and coaches will find a wealth of material on the strengths of leaders of each personality type, as well as areas requiring development, to create a personalized road map for the continued growth of any leader.
With skyrocketing interdependence and teamwork in the workplace, managers and trainers are clamoring for effective teamwork strategies. This book offers exactly that: tools for successful teamwork. If you re a corporate trainer or executive, you will find powerful teamwork tools for teambuilding, enhancing communication skills, knowledge-building, skill-building, creative thinking, problem solving, making decisions as a group, and exchanging information.
Douglass J. Wilde
Doug Wilde, a retired member of Stanford Engineering Department, has published three books in the past three years. Click any any link to learn more about his books!