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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Assessing Leadership Styles

October 10, 2005
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Fellows will debrief and interpret both the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and the FIRO-B instruments and examine how different styles and behaviors can conflict with individual and organizational goals. Through group discussions, we will explore how these styles impact various work settings.


Resource Person: Ben Perez

Argelio B. Perez is principal of Transformations, a Lansing-based consulting firm, specializing in leadership development, organizational change, team-building and facilitation.  He is also a consultant affiliated with a number of private and public organizations including University Associates Consulting and Training Services and the Institute for Educational Leadership. Ben has a diverse background in public administration with substantial experience in supervision, fiscal management, legislation/regulatory monitoring, staff development, planning and reorganization.

Ben has been a senior executive in urban school districts (Detroit and Lansing), city government (Lansing), and state government (Michigan Department of Education) for thirty years. He is affiliated with the Institute for Educational leadership as a senior consultant in Leadership programs and Governance and has served, for the past 27 years, as Coordinator of the Michigan EPFP.

He earned a B.A. in education from Justin Morrill College, Michigan State University, and a M.A. in Classroom Teaching from the College of Education, Michigan State University. In 1991, he was awarded the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award.

Additional Readings on the MBTI and FIRO-B

  • David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company, Del Mar, CA 1998
  • Morgan McCall Jr., Michael M. Lombardo, and Ann M. Morrison, The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop on the Job, Lexington Books, New York, NY 1988
  • Will Schultz, The Human Element: Productivity, Self-Esteem and the Bottom Line, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA 1994


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