Owner: Know Thyself
The first step of using My Business IQ is to do a personal feedback session (in person or via skype) on your own Birkman. Your report will be over 75 pages of specific & actionable information to improve your work life and relationships. In order to fully appreciate the material and apply it in your life, I provide a 1.5 hour live consultation where I walk you through how to read your reports and discuss what’s most relevant to your current needs. Your personal Birkman Report is an invaluable lifelong reference tool that will help you navigate career decisions, challenging workplace dynamics and relational conflicts.
Doing your own Birkman report before using it to evaluate candidates or help employees is essential because:
- You will see and be reassured of the validity of the tool based on your own results
- You need to understand your own usual style, needs and stress behaviors and your managerial style
- I will have a good understanding your usual behavior and managerial style so that I can help you make connections and raise points to consider when you have employees or candidates take the Birkman.
- You will gain understanding of the tool itself in order to use it for coaching your employees or troubleshooting team dynamics
As a small business owner, you’re used to doing it all. But if you’re about to add your first hire, you might not be used to explaining yourself or how you operate to someone else. Doing your Owner Report first will give you greater understanding of how you work best, and also give you the language to explain it to your new employee. Almost as awesome as frustration-free packaging.
At the end of the personal consultation, we’ll also discuss your business needs in order to customize My Business IQ specifically for you. The other applications include:
- pre-hire evaluation
- new hire onboarding
- joint sessions for effective partnering
- developing your management style
- comparative analysis for direct reports
- team building workshops
- and much more!