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About the Authors
The theory behind What's My Style? is based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others. Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply.
How It Works
What's My Style? starts with a style assessment in which individuals are given 18 pairs of adjectives. With a limit of five points, assessment-takers distribute points between the two adjectives in each pair – indicating the degree to which they feel the word describes their behavior. Scoring the assessment reveals "My Style Profile" and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: direct, spirited, considerate, and systematic. Completion of this assessment will require approximately 10 minutes.
What's My Style? is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The style assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training program. It makes an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including communication, leadership, team building, and supervisory skills.
If you are familiar with the MBTI or DISC assessments, you will find that What's My Style? is a practical and easy-to-use alternative style assessment.
Pinpoint one of four style preferences
Discover how style affects behavior
Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each style
Learn how to interact with different styles
What to Order
The What's My Style?
facilitator guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation. You will need to order one facilitator guide per trainer and either one print participant guide or one online assessment for each individual learner.
Deciding whether to order online or print assessments? Both versions include a personal style report, full color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. The online version is an excellent choice for enterprise-wide training or audiences that are geographically dispersed. It offers 24/7 access, streamlined distribution, and instant scoring. It's also a great way to reduce paper use in your training. The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment, and who don't know who the participants will be before the session.
Dr. Eileen M. Russo
is former vice president of research and development for HRDQ. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in organizational behavior and an MS in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a BA in psychology from Fairfield University. Her work includes research in social influence, group behavior, decision making, and perceptions of control at work. As vice president of research and development, Ms. Russo was responsible for overseeing the development of HRDQ products. She is the author of many HRDQ products, including What's My Style?, What's My Communication Style?, and the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire.
Products Available For This Title:
What's My Style? - Starter Kit
What's My Style? - Self Assessment (Print Version)
What's My Style - Online Assessment
What's My Style? - Deluxe Facilitator Set
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