Getting to Know the YOU Everyone Else Knows...
1 Corinthians 12:14-18 ESV
“For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.”
Research tells us we can now predict how someone will act or react in a specific environment and that the ideal team is full of diversity—that people are different, and they are predictably different. Nevertheless, we continue to attract and hire people similar to us.
In a general population, including our churches, non-profits, or marketplace organizations, there are 4 general types of people:
· Dominant – the D style
· Influencing – the I style
· Steady – the S style
· Compliant – the C style
We all interact with these types of people all the time—every day. And this interaction is the primary and fundamental reason for much of our frustration and conflict. Problem is—most of us do not comprehend this truth, nor do we have a basic understanding regarding personality, how to understand it, how to appreciate it, limit the issues, or utilize its strengths.
For instance, surveys and consultants tell us there are 2 primary sources of conflict in organizations:
· Personality differences.
· Conflicting visions or direction for the organization.
This LAB deals with source #1—personality differences and looks at it through your own individualized personality assessment.
Your assessment will help you:
· Identify your style.
· Recognize, understand and appreciate those with different styles.
· Help you communicate with different styles.
In addition, this LAB also describes 12 behavioral factors that are critical to team success, and these too are measured in your personal assessment.
This LAB ultimately helps a leader and team of people to comprehend, use, and operationalize a common language, about personality— appreciating differences and better communication.
1. To better understand yourself; your unique personality.
2. Your manner of doing things.
3. To better understand others & especially those you work with.
4. The best ways to communicate with you.
5. How not to communicate with you.
6. The ideal environment you like to work in.
7. What your strengths & weaknesses are.
8. How you respond to problems & challenges.
9. How you respond to the pace of your environment.
10. How you respond to rules and procedures set by others.
11. The specific talents and behaviors you bring to your ministry and/or organization.
12. How to develop and use the power of diverse teams.