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What's My Style? Assessment

What's My Style? Assessment

By responding to a simple 18-item inventory, participants will learn their preference for one of four basic behavioral styles, how a preferred style affects behavior, and how to capitalize on strengths/combat weaknesses to create greater success in their lives.
What’s My Style is a personality style assessment for management development training. Individuals identify personality style, improve their people skills, learn how personality drives behavior and improve interpersonal interactions.

What makes people act the way they do? There’s much debate about what drives human behavior. But one thing is certain – research proves that personality plays a major role in how we act when given complete freedom to do so.

Understanding personality style is important because it plays a role in all facets of organizational life, from leadership and teams to communication, selling, and time management. What’s My Style is a quick and accurate training tool for identifying personality styles, and it can be used by all individuals, including employees and managers. Based on the well-known personality theories of Marston and Jung, What’s My Style measures an individual’s preference for one or more four basic behavioral styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate and Systematic. With this knowledge, individuals can better understand their behavior, the behavior of others, improve people skills, and effectively manage interpersonal relationships.

Learning Outcomes

Pinpoint one of four style preferences, Discover how style affects behavior, Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style, and Learn how to interact with different styles.

Theory and Development

The power behind What’s My Style and the HRDQ Style Series products lies in the simple but effective model for understanding human behavior. Based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others. Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply. What’s My Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training program. It makes an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including communication, leadership, team building, and supervisory skills.

If you are familiar with the MBTI or DiSC assessments, you will find that What’s My Style is a practical and easy-to-use alternative.

How It Works

What’s My Style starts with an 18-item self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals assign a total of 5 points between pairs of adjectives, dividing the points according to how much they believe each adjective describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals a “My Style Profile” and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic.
If you are planning to use What’s My Style in a classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The What’s My Style Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands What’s My Style into a 2-hour program.
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What's My Leadership Style? Assessment

What's My Leadership Style? Assessment

Effective leadership at every level, from supervisors and managers to top executives, is a key characteristic of winning, resilient organizations. Without skillful leaders, an enterprise struggles even in good times, fails to adapt to change, and buckles in the face of adversity.

The question is, how to develop those effective leaders? An essential first step in any training effort is to help them gain insight into their own behavior and its affect on those they wish to lead.

Part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Series, What’s My Leadership Style? is a validated assessment that quickly and accurately identifies a preference for one of four behavioral patterns based on the proven personality theories of William M. Marston and Carl Jung: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic.
With increased awareness of their personal style and a practical mental framework to build upon, aspiring leaders can assess and adjust their own actions, interpret the behavior of others, and improve their ability to win hearts and minds in any situation calling for effective leadership.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand what “leadership style” is all about—and why it matters • Pinpoint your personal leadership style • Learn how to “speed read” the personality styles of others • Examine how to capitalize on your style strengths and how to shore up potential weaknesses • Learn how to “flex” your dominant style to lead effectively in any situation

Theory and Development

The power behind What’s My Leadership Style?, like all assessments in the HRDQ Style Series, lies in a simple but effective model for understanding deep-rooted predispositions in human behavior. Based on the well-researched personality theories of Carl Jung and William Marston, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.
Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles. Psychologists and test builders have given these styles various names over the years. HRDQ refers to them as: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the model makes it is easier for you to facilitate and easily remembered by your participants. You will find the model is quickly picked up by learners and integrated back on the job.
Uses for the Assessment

What’s My Leadership Style? is ideal for training anyone who needs to influence others towards achieving a goal, and appropriate for both new and experienced leaders. The assessment can be used as a standalone training instrument or incorporated into a more comprehensive program. It makes an effective component in training programs for a variety of topics, including leadership, management, and supervisory skills.

How It Works

What’s My Leadership Style? starts with a self assessment that takes leaders approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals respond to 20 pairs of leadership actions, assigning a total of 5 points between the two actions. The numbers they assign to each action reflect the degree to which they typically use that action when getting others to work toward goals. Scoring the assessment reveals a Leadership Style Profile and a dominant preference for one or more 4 personal leadership styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic.

If you intend to use What’s My Leadership Style? for classroom training, we recommend you allow approximately 1.5 hours for interpretation of scores, topic discussion debrief, and action planning. The Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and comparative data, to reproducible handouts, a professional PowerPoint presentation, and an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands the assessment into a 2-hour program.
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What's My Communication Style? Assessment

What's My Communication Style? Assessment

What’s My Communication Style? is a communication assessment for management development training. It identifies personal communication style, helps employees and managers improve their interpersonal and people skills, understand communication behavior, and develop relationships.

How personality drives communication:

Communication is the very lifeblood of any organization. And effective communication skills are the building blocks for what is commonly referred to as “people skills.” If managers cannot communicate clearly and persuasively with employees, and employees with customers, then other vital goals are forever out of reach. Say goodbye to aspirations for capable leadership, teamwork, customer service, or even the ability to execute a coherent business strategy.

If you want to bring about meaningful improvements in communication skills, the best way to begin is to build a better understanding of personal communication styles and their effects on others. What’s My Communication Style is a proven training assessment that identifies an individual’s preferred style—Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic—and the communication behaviors that distinguish it.

Part of the best-selling HRDQ Style Series, the assessment and its supporting materials provide a practical and easy-to-use “language” that enables lasting insights into how to gain mastery over one’s own communication behavior and how to interpret the behavior of others—in any situation. What’s My Communication Style is a powerful centerpiece for management development and interpersonal skills training.

Learning Outcomes
Pinpoint one of 4 communication style preferences.Learn about 4 forms of communication. Discover how style affects communication. Learn how to “speed read” a person’s communication style. Understand how to “flex” style for effective communication with others. Theory and Development:

The power behind What’s My Communication Style and the HRDQ Style Series products lies in the simple but effective model for understanding communication behavior. Based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others. Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply.
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Just My Type is a fun, revealing card game

Add an exhilarating and meaningful exercise to any training session. Just My Type is a fun, revealing card game based on Jung’s theory of personality types.

By trading and discussing cards and fashioning a hand that best captures their personality style, players learn about 4 personality dimensions: Extraversion/Introversion, Sensing/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling, and Judging/Perceiving. The game gives participants an opportunity to discuss how behavior preferences impact their relationships with others and how they can work together more effectively and productively.
Learning Outcomes:

Discover one’s personal style. Understand differences in behavior preferences. Identify behavior strengths and blind spots. Build acceptance and understanding of those with different behavior preferences. Theory:

This dynamic card game is based upon concepts developed by Carl Jung. His theory suggests that there are 8 personality preferences that we all use at different times. These 8 preferences are organized into 4 pairs of contrasting dimensions. Each dimension represents a particular way we respond to the world around us. For example, where we focus our attention or how we make decisions is determined by our preferences. Our preferences in each of the four pairs combine into what is called a Personality Type.

How It Works:

Cards are divided into four “suits,” representing the 4 personality dimensions. Each card contains an adjective relevant to a particular personality style. For example, a Thinking card might contain the word “logical.” Players are randomly dealt several cards from each suit. Some of the cards may describe them, but many won’t. To fashion a hand that best captures their personality style, players trade and discuss cards. After the game, participant workbooks provide an overview of personality types, short activities, and instructions for generating and discussing an optional team profile.

Just My Type makes a perfect introduction to any communication, diversity, leadership, or personality-style workshop. The game is also effective as a stand-alone learning event. Each Complete Game trains up to 16 participants. All materials except for the Participant Workbooks are reusable. For larger groups, order one Game Pack for each additional 8 players.
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The Big Book of Personality Style:

The Big Book of Personality Style:

While it is quite small in actual size, don't underestimate the power of this nifty pocket guide. The Big Book of Personality Style is jam-packed with key learning points and is a great takeaway to pair with any Style Series title such as What's My Communication Style? or What's My Leadership Style?.

It includes:
Characteristic traits of each personality style Practical ways to use personality style in everyday life Quick tips on how to deal with other personality styles And more...
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HRDQ Style Blinkies

HRDQ Style Blinkies:
People will “walk the talk” when they wear these fun buttons. HRDQ Style Blinkies are a fun and flashy takeaway for anyone who has completed an HRDQ Style Series assessment, such as the best-selling What’s My Communication Style? and What’s My Leadership Style.

Light up the room with personality

Style blinky? What’s a blinky? They’re the latest addition to the HRDQ Style Series, that’s what they are. Cool, light-up buttons you can give to your audience as a learning takeaway. Everyone will enjoy will enjoy wearing their personality “on their sleeve” – or any other part of their shirt. Blinkies are magnetic, so they’re easy to display in workspaces and they won’t harm clothing.

These buttons are fun, flashy, and your participants will want them!

But in all seriousness, Style blinkies aren’t just about bling. They’re an excellent way for participants to build rapport with others, build style awareness, engage in Style “talk,” and hopefully serve as a friendly reminder that flexing one’s style is the key to effectively interacting with others.
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