Links Between Successful Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and MBTI® Preferences

Julie Brown, USA


  • Participants will explore research findings describing how 265 type-aware leaders define and rate their emotional intelligence, strategies they use to develop their EI, and aspects they find most critical to successful leadership.
  • Participants will recognize how leaders of different type preferences value four key aspects of emotional intelligence strategies in their leadership.
  • Participants will develop understanding of a business case to use with clients linking type preference, emotional intelligence and successful leadership.


This session will provide participants with practical applications for linking Emotional Intelligence principles, leadership capabilities and personality type (as assessed by the Myers Briggs Type Inventory ®).

Julie M. Brown and two colleagues are conducting exploratory research assessing the influence of type on emotionally intelligent leadership. The first two reports are titled "What Makes a Successful Leader?" and "Leaders Speak Out on Emotional Intelligence". The study offers findings on how 265 leaders define successful leadership, how they view, value, rate and develop EI and how type influences four key elements of emotionally successful leadership.

The presenter will present a business case for linking type and EI work, share key findings from the research, share lessons learned from work with clients and outline practical implications for designing effective EI development strategies. She will also identify opportunities for deepening and leveraging clients' investments in emotional intelligence via linkage with personality type.


Julie M. Brown, MBA MPH, is the Principal of Julie M. Brown and Associates, a management consulting firm based in San Mateo, California. She uses her expertise as a former hospital CEO to help clients create transformative work environments and develop high performing leaders. 

Julie is a certified Myers-Briggs Type InventoryÒ practitioner and is qualified to administer the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Six Second’s Emotional Intelligence Program/SEI and True Colors workshops.

Research results have been presented at national and local forums, including the Association of Psychological Type International Conference and the inaugural Microsoft Women’s Conference.