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METHODOLOGY

Know Yourself, Know What You Want, Know the Ropes - a straightforward approach to creating personal, professional and family success.

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METHODOLOGY

by Dr. Carol Renaud Gaffney

The goal is simple:
Create relationships through understanding and great communication because it is through our relationships that we can be successful – personally, in our careers and with our friends. The method for creating relationships is also very straightforward as it involves personal understanding, understanding our jobs and the people we live and work with and developing and implementing effective skills.

Simply put:
Know Yourself, Know Others, Know the Ropes.


If the idea is so simple, why aren’t we more successful? Some people are naturally successful at understanding themselves and others and come equipped with skills for communicating. There are some, but not many. The rest of us require some education, coaching or other sort of development process to learn this. I’ve found that the most effective way of learning about ourselves is to start with reliable, validated time-tested assessments that can provide information about Why we do what we do, How we do what we do, and What we do.

This is really learning the ABCs:
Of ourself:

  1. What are our Attitudes (Why we do what we do)
  2. What are our natural and adapted Behaviors, (How do we do what we do, often call style),
  3. What are our Competencies (What skills do we have and what is the likelihood of acting on them)?

Of Others:
(When we have our own ABC aha, the light comes on and we realize that everyone else has their own story to tell, their ABCs.)
  1. What are their Attitudes
  2. What are their natural and adapted Behaviors or style
  3. What Competencies do they have and how well developed are they?
Of Our Jobs:
(Yes, our jobs do talk and if we listen closely they’ll tell us just what they need.)
  1. What Attitudes (motivations) are required for commitment not compliance.
  2. What Behaviors are most effective for success,
  3. What Competencies (both hard and soft) are necessary?
Throughout the readings and sections within this website you’ll see references to assessments. There are many assessments available today, but few of them are comprehensive and address the Why (A), How (B), What (C) of an individual or a job – what I refer to as the Total Person and Total Job Analysis. I have the choice of using any number of assessments but I’ve made my selection because they are well researched, validated and reliable, are easy to complete, are easy to understand, are comprehensive, and can be applied to the individual and teams at Work (as executive and employee), at home (as partner, parent and child), personally and within schools (as teacher, administrator and student). The information is essential for understanding how we function, how teams function, the importance of shared values and developing commitment toward goals. Once we have this information it so easy to concentrate on our strengths, make choices about what we need to learn and to see how small changes can create large rewards as we intentionally step our way through creating our lives and relating well to those around us.

 


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The more you know about your style, the easier it is to figure out what naturally stresses you and what to do to relax.

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Creating your life requires self-knowledge, planning and taking action otherwise you'll be making the trip but it may be the magical mystery tour. Start here for personal understanding, the basis of success.

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