Building Emotional Intelligence

The reality of life is that our perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get proper perspective of your perception, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
Roger Birkman

Since Daniel Goleman released his groundbreaking research on how emotional intelligence is more important for success that IQ, organizations have benefited from increasing the emotional intelligence of their stakeholders. Goleman recognizes that of the four quadrants of EI -- self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and relationship management -- self-awareness is the most important. Without self-awareness, none of the other competencies is possible.

The Birkman, given and interpreted by a Birkman consultant can provide your leaders with invaluable information about themselves. Increasing their awareness of their interests, usual needs, basic needs, and stress behavior will increase their productivity and the organization’s bottom line results.

The Birkman Assessment instrument is unique and leading-edge. Based on fifty years, millions of dollars in research, 7,500 companies world-wide, and a database now in excess of two million people from all walks of life, this reliable and highly respected assessment profile provides detailed information about who you are, not in judgment, but in relative comparison to everyone else. It outperforms all other available instruments, providing comprehensive developmental information in four important domains….individual interests, usual behavior, basic needs and stress behavior. This in-depth instrument is likely to exceed your expectations. We often hear, “This is me. How did you get all this information from all those crazy questions.” With this information and professional interpretation a respondent is able to:

  • Determine the impression he or she makes on others with his or her typical style of social behavior
  • Discover and understand the characteristic ways in which a person responds to increasing pressure, stress, or insecurity, and the way that person impacts others as stress levels intensify
  • Honor and appreciate differences
  • Explore the core values and goals at the center of an individual’s identity

With the interpretation and understanding the following outcomes will be realized:

  • Increased individual and organization awareness
  • More purposeful behavior
  • Improved communication
  • Increased management effectiveness
  • Effective stress management
  • Organizational and management development
  • Alignment of personal and organizational goals
  • Career path identification and planning
  • Overall well-being
  • Enhanced business performance 

This assessment instrument is given online before the workshop and can be read back in a workshop format or individually.

The individual Birkman interpretation is like listening to a recording of yourself for the first time. Remember how you said, “that doesn’t sound like me,” but everyone else said, “that sounds exactly like you.” We have our own perceptions of who we are. Wouldn’t you like to know how everyone else sees you?

There are pre-Workshop activities, which may include readings, assessments, survey questionnaires or casework, so you are primed and ready to make tangible progress when a workshop begins.

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