The Birkman Blog

Tactics to Become a Better Leader

What separates a good leader from a great one? Their curiosity and willingness to learn. 

The most successful and respected leaders view their leadership abilities as a skill—something that should be continually practiced, developed, and refined over time. While this is a continuous process that requires quite a bit of dedication, it's not an impossible task. In fact, most of the ways you can develop these skills are a  lot  fun—and you'll get the chance to learn about yourself (and others) along the way! 

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Birkman Colors

Are you objective and able to make quick decisions, or do you like to spend time reflecting on different options? What kind of activities do you like—planning, painting, or construction? These different preferences and behavioral patterns can be quickly communicated by your Birkman Color(s); red, green, blue, or yellow. Here are some traits that are associated with each color:

  • Red: represents action, energy, likes practical results
  • Green: represents persuading and communicating with people
  • Blue: represents innovation, creativity, and working with ideas
  • Yellow: represents order, repeatability, procedures, and systems

Birkman Colors are an easy way to talk about your unique personality type and are measured by four benchmarks: Usual Behavior, Interests, Needs, and Stress Behavior. 

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