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Taylor Chan

Taylor hails from Boston, Massachusetts, with a deep passion for design and innovation. With over ten international creative publications, she brings a trained, artistic eye to Birkman’s marketing department. When she isn't consuming 17th century European works, you can find her dancing, running, or serving her church on the weekends.

Tips on Effective Coaching with Birkman

We always enjoy hearing from master practitioners of The Birkman Method and recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with executive coach and author Robert De Filippis. With over four decades of experience consulting across multiple industries, we asked Robert to share some trade secrets on effective coaching from his latest book, On Coaching with The Birkman Method, to drive coaching and business success using Birkman. 

Check out these tips and tricks from our insightful conversation below:

 

Q: What is the first step in becoming an effective coach?

A: Dr. Roger Birkman, the creator of The Birkman Method wrote, “The reality of life is that your perceptions—right or wrong—influence everything you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.”

The professional Birkman practitioner can and should use Birkman, in Dr. Birkman’s terms, to “get a proper perspective on their own perceptions” before attempting to assist their clients to do the same.

Good coaching starts with knowing one’s self. It continues with creating an operational awareness of subconscious decision processes in our clients. This way they can learn to make more effective life decisions and enjoy, as Dr. Birkman said, “how many other things fall into place.”

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[Infographic] There's No Such Thing as the Millennial Personality Type

We've all heard about the different characteristics of each generation in the workforce. When thinking about these different generations, it's not uncommon to make misinformed generalizations about each group, especially in times of conflict. It's important to realize that these generalizations can stand in the way of getting to the root of the issue—whether differences and conflict stems from personality dynamics, generational dynamics, or other factors.

Conflict that stems from these dynamics is often attributed to visible and familiar differences such as ethnicity, gender, or age. However, it's crucial to realize what the underlying cause of different issues may be. Check out this infographic to see the differences between personality dynamics and generational dynamics, and how they influence your team!

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5 Ways to Build Stronger Teams Using Personality Assessments

Build a stronger team. Sounds like a great goal, right? However, you may feel unsure of how you can achieve this goal, as well as what results to expect afterwards One of the best ways to overcome common team challenges and cultivate authentic connections among team members is to use personality assessments to improve communicate and heighten emotional intelligence within your organization.   

Using a robust personality assessment in various team building activities leads to a variety of benefits for your organization—check out these five ways to build stronger teams using personality assessments! 

 

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