respond Yahima & Group, Part II & Response:  While both of us registered as being team leaders according to the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid our personality types reflected a different perspective on how we both approach team leadership.  The types of personality will be different between most leaders and the same as other leaders.  Defining ones personality helps to determine the rational behind decision making and to understand the way a person acts the way they act (Gunawan, 2016).  These differences and likenesses do not necessarily mean that one personality is more suited to leadership over another but rather there are various approaches to being and effective team leader.  My personality identified that I was a ESTJ meaning I exhibited quite a few differences to your INFJ personality.  While I agree with my test I do sometimes feel that I slip in and out of being introverted and extroverted depending upon the situation thus affecting my specific approach or style of leadership from time to time.  When communicating a message with someone who is an INFJ I would take the approach of fully explaining my message and allowing the INFJ to process and analyze the presented message.  I would also be sensitive the feelings/intuitions expressed by the INFJ personality ensuring that the INFJ was heard and that their opinions on the message being delivered was received and is taken seriously.  This helps to present a message that is clear, validated and well received while giving time to analyze the presented message.  There are many different types of personalities to communicate with as a leader and interacting with all 16 types will inevitably occur through ones career.   The exact personality type with which one is interacting may not always be clear but it is important to foster relationships among one another in order to better understand the personality traits present among ones peers. If undertaking the task of determining the reason for recent call outs I would organize a group meeting with all of other leaders facing this situation.  In this scenario it would be the group.  The information would be presented and I would allow the other leaders to express their opinion/feelings and/or present additional data to support the issue at hand.  I would then seek the advice of the group to collectively come up with effective solutions to the issue.  This allows all ideas to be presented and discussed before enacting on a plan of action.

In this response, I will address the differences in our personality types and how they may influence our approach to team leadership. While we both identified as team leaders on the Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid, our personality types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), reflected different perspectives. Understanding one’s personality is crucial in determining decision-making processes and understanding why individuals behave the way they do (Gunawan, 2016).

I identified as an ESTJ, which signifies certain differences from your INFJ personality. However, it should be noted that these differences do not imply that one personality type is more suited for leadership than another. Rather, there are various approaches to becoming an effective team leader. Personally, I sometimes find myself shifting between being introverted and extroverted depending on the situation, which can influence my specific leadership style. When communicating with an INFJ, I would take the approach of thoroughly explaining my message and allowing them to process and analyze it. I would also be attentive to the feelings and intuitions expressed by the INFJ, ensuring that their opinions on the message are heard and taken seriously. This approach promotes clear, validated, and well-received communication while allowing time for analysis.

As a leader, it is inevitable to interact with individuals of various personality types throughout one’s career. While it may not always be clear which specific personality type one is interacting with, it is important to cultivate relationships in order to better understand the personality traits present among peers.

Now, let’s consider a specific scenario where we need to determine the reasons behind recent call-outs. In this situation, I would suggest organizing a group meeting with all the other leaders who are facing this issue. By gathering everyone together, we can present and discuss the information at hand. I would encourage each leader to express their opinions, feelings, and any additional data to support our understanding of the issue. Seeking the advice of the group as a whole will allow us to collectively generate effective solutions. This approach ensures that all ideas are presented and discussed before implementing a plan of action.

In summary, while our personality types may differ, they do not necessarily indicate superiority or inferiority in terms of leadership. The key is to be aware of our own personality traits as well as those of our team members. By fostering relationships and understanding the various personality types, we can adapt our leadership style to effectively communicate and collaborate with others. In problem-solving situations, gathering input from the entire group can lead to more comprehensive and well-informed decision making. Ultimately, the goal is to create a team environment where diverse personalities can thrive and contribute to overall success.