Hi, I’m Codie Leath. Let me share my story with you.
I excelled in most areas until I started leading people. Like most do, I attempted to lead others in the same way I lead myself. Being an ENTJ, that meant communicating in clear, goal-oriented, and sometimes forceful directives. But not everyone responds well to that kind of leadership. In fact, only 10.4% of the population has the same communication/learning style (NT) as me. So you can understand why my leadership efforts sometimes caused frustration on both sides and even some broken relationships amongst friends and co-workers.
In 2010, I was introduced to the theory of personality types through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). My mind was opened to a framework of thought that answered so many questions – like why I was different from most women (only 1.5% of women are ENTJs), why I could focus on and accomplish a goal with little effort but struggled at times to express my emotions (Thinking vs. Feeling), and why setting the trajectory of a project was energizing but executing the details of that project was much more taxing (Intuition vs. Sensing).
Type theory also provided definition for the differences I noticed in people but had never been able to categorize. My eyes were opened to what motivated people, the kind of information they trust, where they stood when making a decision, and how they liked to organize their environment. Such knowledge multiplied my effectiveness in all the people-areas of my life. I was no longer stuck with just one approach to leadership but could now translate my big-picture strategies and clearly-defined directives into different communication styles. My audience multiplied. And I wasn’t nearly as irritated by people once I understood them. My relationships deepened.
I have consulted several hundred people across a myriad of industries from insurance sales to business owners, from commercial realtors to church pastors, from Los Angeles to Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta, and Indianapolis. And my clients report the following results:
- A huge dose of self-awareness
- Overwhelming feelings of validation as they put words to aspects about themselves never before defined
- An immediately useful organizational system to categorize interpersonal differences
- A common language to speak constructively about team members’ similarities and differences
- And a road map to implement real-time solutions for personality-related problems in their life
If you are interested in experiencing those same results, please click the big red button below. I would love to work with you.