Perception Connections

A Blog by Birkman

4 Tips to Select the Right Team Building Assessment

From onboarding new employees to conflict resolution, increasing team morale to deepening relationships in long-standing groups, team building is an integral way to maintain effective teams. Going further, understanding the strengths and behavioral patterns of each member is at the core of developing meaningful relationships that increase group synergy, drive performance, and lead to organizational success.

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10 Tips for Team Building

Searching for solutions to common interpersonal or team problems can be overwhelming. 

First, you have to establish goals for your solutions then whittle everything down to the granular, logistical components for each step in the process. We've found that an effective method for overcoming team challenges, whether it be miscommunication within the group or on-boarding new team members, involves individual and group coaching in the form of team building sessions. Check out these ten tips to bring greater interpersonal understanding, communication, and empathy to your team.

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Empower Stress to Empower You

Empower Stress, Empower You

Psychologist and thought leader Kelly McGonigal delivered an impactful talk at TedGlobal 2013 (with over 17 million online views) completely challenging each one of us to change our perception of stress. And she backed this game-changing view by scientific studies that show stress in and of itself is not harmful to humans—but our belief that stress is harmful allows it to demoralize the human spirit. Our negative perception of the physical signs of stress fuels its ability to harm our health—mentally, emotionally and physically.

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Birkman Recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise

First appeared on PR Newswire on September 4, 2018

Birkman International, a business specialized in assessing human behavior and perception, is newly recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. The certification is effective as of Aug. 30, 2018.

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Why Birkman

Why Birkman?

For 15 years, I have done leadership development for multi-national companies. I have a file cabinet drawer full of different assessments that I have taken over the years, trying to find one that truly that connects with my clients. The Birkman Method assessment is “the one.” It’s hard to explain why Birkman is different, but here are the reasons I, as well as thousands of others, use it as a primary tool to help organizations develop their leadership strengths.

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Resolve Conflict with the Power of Birkman


Since 2005, Miramont Country Club has upheld standards of excellence in providing a family-friendly and upscale community for Bryan and College Station residents. As one of the finest private country clubs in Texas, Miramont was awarded ninth place by Golf Digest for the 2017-2018 Best in State Award and boasts an eighteen-hole championship course, plus four additional holes for practice and family play.

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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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The Secret Ingredient to Workplace Diversity

For many organizations, workplace diversity is a topic of regular discussion in leadership meetings. It’s becoming more important with each passing day, and many companies take time to have conversations and hold workshops on the topic. But when it comes to all of the ingredients that make up workplace diversity, is your company considering everything that should be on the list?

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Gearing Your Business to Millennials

The workforce is in the midst of a major shift, with millennials expected to make up 75 percent by the year 2025. Companies that have the power to attract, retain, and make the most of what this younger generation has to offer will be on the right track for success. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are known for several notable characteristics that companies can harness including being confident, open-minded, team oriented, and technologically advanced. This is partly because millennials have grown up in a time teeming with tech, as the first generation to have been raised with personal computers and smartphones. While there are characteristics that are associated with each generation, it is important to note that these are generational differences, and not generalizations of personality. To learn more about the difference between these facets, check out this blog.

In the meantime, learn more about the trends in millennial work style preferences, and what organizations can do to utilize them.

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