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The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work

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The first in-depth book on the personality assessment used by millions of people worldwide, revealing the underlying needs that drive and inspire you

Whether you're wondering if you are in the right career, looking to change job roles, or trying to reduce conflict and improve relationships at work and at home, you must begin by fully understanding your own interests and needs, and how they drive your ultimate happiness as well as unleash your stress points. Used by millions of people worldwide, The Birkman Method is the only personality-assessment tool that reaches beyond self-described behavior and situational analysis to unravel the DNA underpinning workplace satisfaction and productivity.

With a free assessment and custom report for purchasers of the book, The Birkman Method reveals such aspects of your personality as your relationship with authority, communication style, response to incentives, ability to deal with change, and the triggers for stress that can derail you. By explaining how these factors fit together and work off each other, The Birkman Method becomes your guide to a deeper self-awareness that can help you attain more-inspiring leadership, better team harmony, and higher goals for you personally and throughout any organization.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: You Are Here!
    1. Take my Good Side
    2. Take the Questionnaire
    3. Your Birkman Results
    4. The Birkman at Work: Your Right Path
  9. Chapter 2: Identifying Your Strengths
    1. The Universal Four
    2. Adding Color
    3. People Oriented Versus Task Oriented
    4. Interpersonal Strengths
    5. Speaking in Colors
    6. The Birkman at Work: Team Building
  10. Chapter 3: The Components
    1. Usual Behavior, Needs, and Stress
    2. Keeping Positive
    3. The Birkman at Work: Negotiations
  11. Chapter 4: Your Communication Comfort Zone
    1. Glued to Colleagues
    2. No Drama, Please
    3. No Chip off the Block
    4. Nothing Personal
    5. Seeking Alone Time
    6. The Birkman at Work: Couples Counseling
  12. Chapter 5: The Power of Process
    1. Stepping Aside
    2. Details, Details
    3. Messy Compromise
    4. Food for Thought
    5. The Birkman at Work: Corporate Transitions
  13. Chapter 6: Are You a Boss or Just Bossy?
    1. The Changing Face of Authority
    2. The Direct Approach
    3. One-Man Show
    4. Power Versus Empowering
    5. No One Size Fits All
    6. The Birkman at Work: Executive Coaching
  14. Chapter 7: Are You in It to Win It?
    1. Soft Sell in Mexico
    2. Liking that Cubicle?
    3. An Unexpected Factor
    4. Meaningful Work
    5. Sensitive to Selling
    6. A Fraternity’s Advantage
    7. The Birkman at Work: Diversity
  15. Chapter 8: How Your Emotions Can Help or Hurt a Decision
    1. Once with Feeling
    2. Playing it Cool
    3. Hidden Feelings
    4. Too Touchy-Feely?
    5. Think About It
    6. Analysis Paralysis
    7. Room to Ponder
    8. Family Time
    9. The Birkman at Work: The Global Workplace
  16. Chapter 9: Are You a Frustrated Maverick in the Workplace?
    1. The Boss Closes in
    2. The Freewheeling Boss
    3. Aiding the Red Cross
    4. Looking for Change
    5. Keep the Change
    6. The Birkman at Work: Nonprofit Organizations
  17. Chapter 10: The Wide-Angle View
    1. Leadership and Challenge
    2. Not Your Fault
    3. Loving the Challenge
    4. A Look Inside
    5. The Birkman at Work: Life’s Next Act
  18. Epilogue
  19. Interviewees
  20. Acknowledgments
  21. About the Authors
  22. Index
  23. About Birkman International, Inc.