Wiley Releases New Book on Assessing Your Personality at Work

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

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This timely book is a must-read for leaders tasked with maximizing the productivity of an increasingly diverse 21st-century workforce."
—Price M. Cobbs, coauthor, Cracking the Corporate Code; president and CEO, Pacific Management Systems

Whether you are looking for a job promotion, seeking peace within your team, or looking to improve relationships, we can all benefit from learning more about what drives and energizes us. Finding common ground among an office of different personalities can sometimes be difficult or even detrimental to a career or an organization.

What if you had the power to swap a world filled with self-doubt, friction, and stress for a future of high performance and teamwork? What if by discovering what motivates you and others, you can begin to identify and eliminate what doesn’t? In The Birkman Method: Your Personality at Work (Wiley, 978-1-118-20701-7; May 2013; e-book available) President & CEO of Birkman International, Sharon Birkman Fink, and Stephanie Capparell, of the Wall Street Journal, define a critical workplace assessment that has given millions of business professionals the awareness tools they need to reach a higher level of performance.

Unlike personality tests that rely only on self-descriptions, The Birkman Method® goes beyond behavior to give insight as to why certain things will satisfy or stress you. It is built on the foundation that once you discover your own personality and interests, you can better understand others, resulting in a more fulfilling work environment.

Continuing the research her parents began over 60 years ago, Sharon Birkman Fink has worked alongside certified consultants, pyschometricians, and a team of skilled professionals to identify the needs, motivations, and strengths of a person. The Birkman Method maps and evaluates our interpersonal strengths and core interests to leverage our greatest potential. Each purchaser of the book is given the opportunity to fill out the Birkman assessment and will receive a complimentary personal report.

Whether we are looking to achieve inspirational leadership, develop stronger teams, or to simply understand what makes us and our colleagues tick, The Birkman Method, can reveal some of the following truths:

●    What kind of leader will you be?
●    How do you take direction and assume authority?
●    How do you relate to individuals and groups?
●    Do you like to be spoken to in the same manner in which you speak to others?
●    Does your public style differ from your personal preferences?
●    How do you re-charge most effectively?
●    How do you deal with criticism?

“The Birkman Method works because it looks at the potential of each individual in relationship to others, both as person-to-person and as person-to-team, to help us to identify the powerful underlying needs and the strengths that shape our performance and contentment at work,” says Birkman Fink.

Filled with an in-depth analysis of workplace relationships, core interests, and motivations, The Birkman Method, is the only assessment that goes beyond the behavior we can see.

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