A couple of times over the past week or so, we've been asked to facilitate strategy roll-out sessions with no agenda, nor even any opportunity to discuss terms of reference with the client.  What a challenge!

This was my "J" side speaking: "Where's the plan?  How am I going to fill a whole morning?  What am I going to do?  HELP!!!"

Isn't it great when you catch you inner voice and get the chance to say, "Hang on a minute, there's another side to this"?

That's when I got in touch with my inner "P" and thought, "I'll 3 White Dovesjust have to freestyle this - it's going to be quite a ride: prepare to enjoy!"

And, you know, so often we can miss out on a wealth of opportunities by narrowing our options and deciding ahead of time how we want things to work out. Sometimes it's better to simply let go and experience the serendipity of unexpected lessons, insights and learnings lying in wait for us.

It's all a matter of balance.  If you always wing it, try working to a structure once in a while; and if you're forever sweating to get everything planned in advance, try setting free your inner bird and feel what it's like to fly!

Think about your natural preferences and work on developing your other side.  Then you'll build a capacity to adapt more readily as different situations arise, and to match your approach to the people you're working with.

If you'd like to explore your Myers Briggs behaioural preferences and find out how to use them to increase your versatile skills, get in touch with us at the UK Leadership Academy.  It'll be fun and give you some practical ideas you can use to boost your results!