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Category: CliftonStrengths

  • Spiral Dynamics and CliftonStrengths

    In our time, all the right conditions and contradictions for the Integral value meme of Spiral Dynamics have finally emerged — a cascade of “wicked problems” that can only be fully recognized and solved from an Integral perspective. Some have been around for a while, like racism, abortion, and power, and some have risen to […]

  • Taking the CliftonStrengths Assessment again

    I have to confess: I did what I advise against. I have taken the CliftonStrengths Assessment several times. First, a few reasons why I advise against it. Hopefully, by the time I take the CliftonStrengths Assessment a second time, I’m already a bit biased and believe that investing in my strengths is better than trying […]

  • First Exercises

    So now the CliftonStrengths 34 report is in your hands. (If your reaction now is: OK, Boomer, then may I tell you that all this is of course also possible electronically. And no, I’m not a boomer, albeit only narrowly.) But, what are you doing with it now? Of course, read it first. Highlighting Top […]

  • Modes of Progression

    René Girard developed a theory called mimetic desire. I would like to address part of this theory here and set it in a bigger arena. People are masters of imitation. As much as we often have the desire to be self-governed and independent, we learn most by imitating others. That is part of mimetic desire. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]