Eclectic Energies Enneagram Tests (free) Copyright © Ewald Berkers These two online Enneagram tests help you to determine which personality type you are. Your wing will also be indicated. Some suggestions on how to take the tests to get the most accurate results can be found below. Classical enneagram test This test consists of pages containing nine questions or less (one for each Enneagram type). Enneagram test with instinctual variant With this test you are presented with pairs of character traits to rate. Getting accurate results from these Enneagram tests It's important to answer the questions honestly. Actually it is not so easy to answer the questions honestly, as we all want to see ourselves as better than we are, and we often have preconceived ideas about ourselves that are not really true. For instance, if you resent being fearful, you might have worked to develop courage to compensate, but the fear is still there beneath the surface. You might also be interested in these books about the Enneagram at Amazon
What if, it’s what you think you know, that’s actually holding you back? « Laura Borland Laura Borland Now what has a picture of cakes got to do with the title of this blog? Well, let me tell you a story and all will become clear. I was out for dinner recently with a friend. Or should I say, that somewhere in my past I had decided I didn’t like any of the deserts. So what did we do? We ordered the deserts. Just for fun. Just to conduct a curious experiment. Instead of eating them from the point of view ‘I don’t like these’ instead I asked the question, ‘I wonder what these will taste like?’ And you know what, they truly were awesome! How much fun was it proving myself wrong? A lot. Why am I sharing this with you? Well, it made me wonder. When was the last time you questioned what it is you think you know? What is it that you’ve decided that you know? What do you no longer question? Your point of view always creates your reality. Change your point of view. Change your reality. Can it really be that simple? Yes. What if, what you are thinking today, is totally out of date with who you are right here and now?
How To Avoid Communication Pitfalls In The Workplace – The Clarion Call to Leadership! This post first appeared on OPEN Idea Forum. There is a large body of work concerning the way women’s communication style differs from that of men. For example, there is research suggesting that females downplay their certainty, while males downplay their doubts. In an effort to crack the female linguistic code, some have even gone so far as to assert that women and men speak different languages. A more reliable way of looking at the issue of communication styles is to look at it from the point of view of personality which is independent of gender. If you are not sure whether you are predominantly a Feeling or Thinking type, you can take a quick quiz here. If we are influenced by stereotypes, we might conclude that the majority of males are overwhelmingly Thinkers while statistics indicate that a whopping 43.5 % of males in the U.S. are Feelers. With this in mind, here are recommendations for improving communication with both types, regardless of gender: Tips for Thinkers:
Méthode des six chapeaux Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour cela, chaque participant prend un « chapeau » d'une couleur particulière, lui assignant ou lui reconnaissant un rôle. Ce chapeau peut changer durant la réunion. Il peut aussi être identique à celui d'autres participants. La méthode[modifier | modifier le code] Quand il s'agit d'utiliser la méthode lors d'une réunion, le principe est de faire l’effort d’endosser tous les modes de pensée à tour de rôle (ou de les reconnaître chez les autres intervenants). Ce système crée un climat de discussion cordial et créatif et facilite la contribution de chacun. Cette méthode centralise l’énergie créatrice de l’équipe, rarement sollicitée. Quand il s'agit d'un management personnel, l'effort se porte sur le changement successif des modes de pensée. Les différents chapeaux[modifier | modifier le code] Chapeau blancLa neutralité : lorsqu’il porte le chapeau blanc, le penseur énonce des faits purement et simplement.
Coaching with high quality questions – Part 1 What is a high quality question? At Go MAD we talk about using high quality questions when helping others with their thinking, but what is a high quality question you might ask? Well, in simple terms, a high quality question is one that generates a high quality answer or thought. As a coach the purpose of asking high quality questions is to help the people you are coaching to generate high quality answers in order to help themselves. So what makes a question high quality? Notice the question that has just been asked. “What” – makes a question high quality! Interestingly it also contains the answer to the previous question, i.e. the use of the word “what” at the start can create a high quality question. “What” and “How” might often be referred to as open questions, where the person needs to think more deeply about their answers. What specifically do you want to make a difference about? High quality questions are predominantly future and solution focused.
No Batteries Required: 8 Conflict Resolution Tips Learning to deal with emotions in conflict situations helps us be more effective in our professional or personal lives. August 17, 2011 There is an African proverb that says: “Don’t look where you fell, but where you slipped.” When we find ourselves on the conflict carousel, we often tend to lose sight of the root cause of the conflict. It may very well have originated with us, but, once the conflict with a colleague or superior is set in motion, we seem to suffer from temporary, corporate amnesia—the emotional nature of the conflict clouds our objectivity. Learning to deal with emotions in negotiations or conflict situations helps us to be more effective, whether in our professional or personal life. 1. Do you feel heard, understood and valued for your point of view? 2. Are you treated as an adversary and kept at a distance, or are you treated as a colleague? 3. Do you have the freedom to make a decision without feeling that someone else is telling you what to do? 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business In their book, Start Your Own Business, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer suggestions for figuring out just what kind of business you'd like to start. How do you start the business idea process? On the other side of the paper, list things you don’t think you’re good at or you don’t like to do. When you’re finished, ask yourself: “If there were three to five products or services that would make my personal life better, what would they be?” Next, ask yourself the same set of questions about your business life. Finally, ask yourself why you’re seeking to start a business in the first place. Inspiration can be found anywhere. And don’t overlook the tried and true. In other words, you can take any idea and customize it to the times and your community. Determining what you want to do is only the first step.