San Diego district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, hit by critics for lack of leadership and disorganization in her office, is sending for reinforcements. “The District Attorney’s Office is committed to developing all employees to become leaders within the organization in order to create highly effective teams,” says a May 14 “request for quotation” to furnish “leadership training services” to her office.
The request goes on to note that the DA’s “Staff Development Coordinator is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality assessment tool and the Center for Creative Learning suite of assessments. On occasion, assistance from an individual with the same certifications is necessary to facilitate these activities based on group size and/or level of organizational acumen.”
A psychological testing system based on the theories of Carl Gustav Jung and first devised during the 1940s, the Myers-Briggs system has come under fire by some critics for lacking reliability.