FAQs

You talk a lot about people energy. What do you mean?

The energy created by individuals and teams in your organization is “people energy”. People energy comes from the environment, the collective and individual behaviour of people, and individual self-awareness. When people energy is missing, a team and/or its leaders can feel drained, tired, and agitated. But if such people energy is effectively identified and managed, that same team is excited, motivated, valued and engaged.

What is one of the most important characteristics of an effective leader or a high-performing executive team?

Effective leaders and executive teams know how to identify people energy in their organization, how to ignite it and manage it. Effective leaders also have a high level of self-awareness. Through insights such as those offered through The Birkman Method, they’ve learned how to access their own mental energy in order to create a culture which fuels the people around them to do better, and produce greater results.

Why are so many people energy deficient?

Our society and our organizations have taught disciplines and coping skills – these are valuable but they use energy. Individuals need to learn where their personal psychological energy comes from, and make better choices to GET their personal fuel. This enables them to be more resilient, reduce stress responses and work consistently from their strengths.

How can you help?

The process and program I designed, Stress to Strength, involves learning how energy impacts your behaviour, and then actually measuring the difference implementing these changes makes for you personally and professionally. Stress to Strength™ is founded on empirically based research, and the positive psychological assessment data from The Birkman Method Method.

What is the difference between Birkman and other assessment tools?

A Birkman assessment digs deeper and can be applied more broadly than other assessment methods. It truly helps you understand potential future behaviours and how they may impact desired results.

For white papers comparing the Birkman to the Hogan Personality Inventory®, the Clifton StrengthsFinder® 2.0, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) see http://www.birkman.com/services/the-birkman-method. For information on Birkman’s reliability and Validity see http://www.birkman.com/research/reliability-and-validity.

Why do you suggest signing up for a workbook and the complimentary Birkman survey as a first step?

First of all, it gives you a much better understanding of Birkman and its power as a personality assessment tool. Plus, this is a terrific value. Your workbook is customized for you and in addition to results from the report, the customized workbook I add contains information to help you understand the information and take the next steps forward.