What is Personal Style?
Personal Style is how a person tends to behave. In other words, how they do that they do. Sometimes people are not fully aware of their behavior, especially how their behavior affects other people and the resulting impact in their professional (work) and personal lives.
The Abeo Personal Style Profile, through a quick survey, helps people develop awareness and understanding of their behavior, including their strengths and weaknesses, and how they tend to interact with people, problems, pace and procedure. The profile measures four aspects of behavior:
- Decisiveness – Control, power and approach problem-solving and obtaining results.
- Influence – Persuasion, display of emotions and approach to interaction with people .
- Steadiness – Patience, thoughtfulness and approach to the pace of an environment.
- Conscientiousness – Standards, structure and approach to policy and procedures.
The results of the survey interactive online report (and downloadable as a PDF) which contains as graphs and textual descriptions.
How does the Personal Style Profile create value?
There are many applications for the information contained in the Personal Style Profile, including:
- Growth –
Increased self-awareness supports personal growth and professional development. The profile is perfect for leaders who want to improve their people skills and increase their team building effectiveness. The profile becomes the foundation for change based on three simple steps: Self-awareness, understanding and action.
- Coaching –
First, the profile assists the coach in better understand the client, quickly. Better understanding from the profile helps accelerate change by providing actionable information quickly. The profile information opens the discussion between the coach and client. What are the client’s natural strengths and weaknesses? Does the client recognize them? Secondly, the profile can be the ‘most powerful take away’ from the engagement for the client in terms of generating better self insight and awareness.
- Career Development –
The information in the profile can help career seekers understand their natural strengths and limitations and what what types of work environments are best suited to them. They can then seek out opportunities that align with these attributes. The results are reduced stress, improved career satisfaction and performance.
- Hiring –
Just as a career seeker wants to work in an environment that rewards their values organizations seek to hire people that align with theirs. By knowing and understanding a job candidates natural strengths and limitations hiring managers can use the profile data to begin determining if the candidate is a good fit for their organization and the role they will hold.
- Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication –
Internally the profile helps people understand themselves (self-awareness), something that is not always readily apparent. Externally the profile helps two or more people understand each other, what makes them tick, leading to improved communication and relationship management.