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aperspectival: looking at things from different sides with no preference

  • Soft Skills, Spiral Dynamics, CliftonStrengths and more

    First, we probably have to define what soft skills are: Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work. As a start, let me give you some examples for soft skills. This is a rather long […]

  • Have another have a look

    You have experienced a series of events in which emotion and logic have failed you. In my experience of this it is… uncomfortable. Spock, Star TrekDiscovery At times, our emotional and behavioral as well as our thought patterns fail us. And Spock’s analysis is, well, a truly Vulcan understatement. But let’s be clear: to an […]

  • Vertical and horizontal Assessments

    There are many psychometric assessments on the market today. Let’s name a few of the more famous ones: Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI, based on Carl Gustav Jung’s typology, with 16 types along the dichotomies of The Enneagram, based of the work of Georges I. Gurdjieff, with 9 types along base motivations or survival strategies […]

  • Spiral Dynamics vmemes

    First, a definition. What do I mean by vMeme? A meme, plural memes, is some content of consciousness, e.g. a thought. More broadly, it is “an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.” After “Memes in digital culture” by Limor Shifman, and […]

  • CliftonStrengths: Three Ways to Invite People

    You bought some codes. Now … How do you invite people that want to take an assessment? I will look at the process and define three roles in this: Sometimes, you will take on the role of the organiser and play both roles – coach and organiser. There are two kinds of codes, and we […]

  • Gallup Access Tips and Tricks

    We have just undergone the transition from Gallup Strengths Center to Gallup Access, and there are changes. Some are more pleasant than others, and some need some love and creative workarounds. I have compiled some of the most important findings on my side to help you. This is mostly for coaches. One of the greatest […]