Please note: the UMD Power Lab is an optional lab, highly recommended, and costs an additional fee. Please read the important statement at the bottom of the description.
Great leaders are just ordinary people with the right skills at the right time. To become a great leader, however, you have to know yourself well. What are your core personality attributes? How do you make decisions? What’s your decision-making style? How do you know?
This certificate offers an extraordinary opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself to assess your current level of soft skills, clearly define your core self, and build soft skills which are essential to professional, not to mention life, success.
In this course, you will learn about the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, MBTI for short. It is the most frequently used assessment of personality type in the world. Nearly 90% of the Fortune 100 companies use MBTI for recruitment, promotions, job-fit decisions, and building more effective teams.
Within this course, you will find the following topics:
What is personality type
Why personality type matters personally and professionally
How type preferences influence behavior
Your personality type
Strengths and pitfalls of your personality type
How to use personality type to
Have constructive conflict
Increase your energy
Build better teams
Communicate more effectively
Learn more effectively
Contribute more at work
Better manage stress
Core personality traits are much more difficult to change than any single Power Skill. So, it’s very important to understand your type, its strengths & weaknesses, and how to use your understanding of your type to be happier and happier at work. Personality type describes how you prefer to get data, make decisions, generate energy and are oriented to the outside world. These are preferences which are your personality's default setting. Your behavior may differ, may have to differ sometimes from your preferences, but that takes extra energy to do.
Your take-aways from this course will include:
understanding of type
difference between preferences and behavior
characteristics typical of each preference pair
Generate energy: extroversion/introversion
Gather data: sensing, intuitive
Make decisions: thinking, feeling
Orientation to Outside World: judging, perceiving
optimize your type at work
solve problems using type dynamics
communicate more effectively
better manage stress
learn in alignment with your type
do constructive conflict with type
use type for career choice
building teams with group type
understand type and
understand type watching
Verified learners can access the Power Lab to take the MBTI, Step 1 for Organizations which helps you to identify and confirm your type and understand how your type shows up in the workplace. You will develop understanding of how you prefer to communicate, your likely behaviors at work, and your work style. You will receive your own individual MBTI report.
Verified learners will have these additional take-aways:
detailed report of your type at work
your workplace contributions
your ideal workplace
how you like to learn
how you communicate
your work style
your preferences at work
potential pitfalls of your type
suggestions for optimizing your type at work
The UMD Power Lab includes a curated set of self-assessments offered at a discounted price paid separately from the edX content and certificate. These self-assessments are rigorously developed and cannot be supplemented with free versions that would mislead learners with poor-quality alternatives. The UMD Power Lab is optional but highly recommended for any verified learner in the course. It costs $89 per year and only needs to be purchased once per year for the entire suite of courses in the Re-Imagining Leadership Professional Certificate.
We've done everything we can to reduce these costs for you, and have built a free SMART Goals Mobile App to help you achieve your goals. Used together this forms a revolutionary design to coach learners at scale in leadership and power skills as a premium but low-cost experience above and beyond learning the course content and earning the edX certificate.
Start your review of Let’s Get Personal: Working with Personality Type
The course pertaining to various personality types, carefully researched and divided , helped me get a better insight to people and the behaviours I saw but couldn't quite understand as I do now.
As an INTJ, I saw the pitfalls of my personality type and how can I flex out of my preference and comfort zone to improve myself, interact better and help others by pulling them out of the grip they unintentionally land in.
The course was overall very informative and useful, and of course very practical for application in day to day life and project management and task handling.
I am grateful for having the opportunity of being able to take this course. It is a very interesting course to take, and I learn a lot from this course about personality types and how complex they are
I was very happy with the course. However, for the amount of money I am paying for the course, there should at least be 3 attempts to take the final exam in order to receive the certificate.