I have been looking to be certified in a personality tool that encompasses 360 communication, leadership development, and team dynamics. When I met Bjoerg Larsen with SlaterConsult she shared a tool that is rolling out in the US from Denmark. This piqued my interest because I liked what she shared. The e-Stimate tool is new, easy for the end user to understand, quick to administer, has a proven track record, an established product with 15 years’ of hard science behind it, and versatile -- I can blend the servant leadership principles and program with this product.
After hearing more about the tool and seeing my results I was super excited. I knew I could use it when consulting with clients to improve employee experience and ROI for the company, offer it with my Intern Pursuit software to help employers and students communicate more effectively and build stronger teams, and use the tool in my dissertation study.
What was extra cool about this tool are there are eight facets that break down the personality profile and are easy for the recipient to understand. There are eight facets in this tool that identify behavioral tendencies. The best part, participants can relate easily to the color system to red, yellow, green, and blue. It also integrates well and brings added depth to other tools that practitioners use. As an organization development consultant, those are important issues and allow me to work easily with businesses that have used other tools. There is no loss of value, it includes “in addition to” value and ROI value for the leaders and employees of the organization.
What are the eight facets?
Focus on Others,
Since I took the assessment, e-Stimate has added a grit score. Grit, the quality that reflects staying power for the long-haul. I love this word and really appreciate when someone says I have grit. :) grins! Grit is defined as “... the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals.” (Psychology Today, Jan 8, 2014).
So here are my results in a nutshell:
Green Energy: I am most consistent with Green Energy. "I am a humane human and accommodating to others. Other key characteristics include friendly, pleasant, thinks of other people’s well-being and likes to make an effort to make things work smoothly. I work patiently towards goals. I do not need to be the center of attention, but aware of other people’s needs, without neglecting my own needs."
I am only giving a snapshot of what the results shared. There were a total of 22 pages of good stuff. Don’t want to keep you waiting and giving you all a head’s up. The rest of the results will be in third person:
Isabella focuses on harmony for herself and others. Sometimes, she compromises her own needs to satisfy other people’s needs as negative vibrations make her feel uneasy and uncomfortable. Because sarcasm and irony create uneasiness, she does not like this sort of humor. If the surroundings are comfortable or if she knows the people, she may, however, also use these ways of expressing herself.
She is a team player and good at cooperating. Her overall attitude is: “We accomplish more if we help each other.”
Red facet results gave high scores in result-oriented, action-oriented, direct with others, and competitive. Low on self-focus. Basically the focus is on getting stuff done rather than focusing on me.
Yellow facet notations: I was especially happy to hear I had a high score in Innovation and demonstrated high in areas of inventive, inspiring, and openness to new things. Ranking medium in extroversion which is about cooperation, communication, and charm.
Blue facet findings reflected high scores in areas of detail-oriented, disciplined, systems, meticulous, responsible, consistent, and open to pivot. Hmmm, I knew the name of my company had a high level of significance for me.
Green facet results: accommodates others, creates social relationships, loyal, follows rules, trustworthy, patient, seeks consensus, and protective of others. Strong drive to bond and to nourish relationships.
One of the best takeaways for me is that it reflected I am balanced in the eight facets which is apparently rare. I really appreciated hearing that as a consultant. This also is key when it comes to training and coaching in areas of servant leadership and once certified I can incorporate into my practice with clients and internally in my own company.
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” ― Lao Tzu
The value proposition for entrepreneurs, business leaders, Organization Development, Training & Learning, and Coaches is this tool provides a wealth of information that adds ROI and can increase sales and employee culture positively and is not only a business tool, rather it is a personal life skill tool that is used in home and work settings to develop leadership thinking, build strong teams, improve communication, enhance positive company culture and reflects positive thinking for the individual.
If interested in more information about having an e-Stimate workshop for your staff, contact Isabella Johnston or Bjoerg Larsen with SlaterConsult. I look forward to working with you and your team. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org Smiles!!!