This section will act as an introduction to self-awareness - what it means, and how to apply it to yourself in a personal or professional context.
Personality types, behavioural styles theories, personality and testing systems - for self-awareness, self-development, motivation, management, and recruitment
Personality and aptitude tests (psychometrics) are helpful for managing people and for understanding yourself. You should also consider using personality and aptitude tests if you are recruiting or developing people.
Dr Katherine Benziger's theory of natural brain preferences, thinking and working styles, and personality assessment model.
Downloadable personal profile indicator.
A collection of downloadable skill assessment templates, for personal and team use.
Each of us is motivated by needs. Our most basic needs are inborn, having evolved over tens of thousands of years. Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs helps to explain how these needs motivate us all. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs states that we must satisfy each need in turn, starting with the first, which deals with the most obvious needs for survival itself. Only when the lower order needs of physical and emotional well-being are satisfied are we concerned with the higher order needs of influence and personal development.
Richard Barrett's Seven Levels of Leadership Consciousness serve as a framework for individual needs and development, allowing leaders to isolate their needs, shed their fears and restrictions, and become a true visionary.
This section will focus on the impact of your actions and decisions on others and their emotions - whether in the workplace or outside.
How to read body language signs and gestures - non-verbal communications - male and female, for work, social, dating, and mating relationships.
Graphology - the study of handwriting and handwriting analysis - is now an accepted and increasingly used technique for assessment of people in organizations.
Cherie Carter-Scott PhD is a very modern guru. Her theories explain our attitudes and behaviour with a special clarity, and provide a practical guide to behaviour and self development.
The Johari Window model is a simple and useful tool for illustrating and improving self-awareness, and mutual understanding between individuals within a group.
This section will discuss emotional intelligence - the various theories and how to apply them to improve your self-awareness.
Theories of emotional and social intelligence, as outlined by Mayer et al., Goleman and Bar-On and their implications for leadership and management.
This section will focus on the various learning and behaviour styles that different individuals exhibit.
VAK - visual, auditory, kinesthetic - learning styles model and free self-test.
David Kolb's learning styles model and experiential learning theory (ELT).
The Multiple Intelligences concept offers a relatively simple and accessible methods to understand and explain people's preferred ways to learn and develop.
Four stages of learning theory - unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence matrix - and other theories and models for learning and change.
Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains - Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor Domains - design and evaluation toolkit for training and learning.
Experience-based learning - guide to facilitating effective experiential learning activities
There is not just one path to success. The BOSI Quadrant, described by entrepreneur and mentor Joe Abrahams, is a system for identifying the different personality styles of aspiring businesspeople. He suggests that people are a combination of one or two of the different DNA types, and all have widely varying approaches to entrepreneurship and life.
This section will discuss the topic of reflective practice - examining your own working style and how to improve performance and learning accordingly.
Reflective practice theory, history, definitions, methods, process models, and self-assessment tools, for self-improvement, training, and organisational development.
Reflective Practice is an invaluable tool for assessing our own thoughts and actions to develop a greater understanding of the effectiveness of our choices. EDGE-IT is a model, developed by Cathy Lasher in 2015, which can facilitate the process of self-improvement and personal development through reflective practice.
Your brand refers to the specific perception that your peers have of you. This is created by your presence, both in person and that which is communicated by others, or your actions.