In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Steve Cockram, the cofounder of GiANT Worldwide and coauthor of 5 Gears and 5 Voices. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is your favorite personality assessment other than 5 voices?
- What are your thoughts on the Enneagram? And what are your thoughts on the Enneagram for church leaders?
- How do you go about creating a good assessment of any type?
- How are teams using this and what advice would you give them?
“In some ways Myers-Briggs allowed me to use humor to unlock people over time.”
“If it connects with your experience and makes sense of it, you learn from it.”
“I don’t mind which assessment you use, just find someone who is really competent at administering it.”
“Certain instruments are amazing when you have someone there to translate it for you.”
“A good assessment gets to nature more often than not.”
“My aim is that 80% of the time what comes out is the assessed type is actually your nature.”
“Human behavior is more predictable than we would like to admit.”
“In the average team, 82% of people rarely feel heard, truly feel valued, or if their contribution matters.”
“43% of people struggle to believe that their opinion is as valued as other people.”
“We’ve created a vocabulary language that is so simple and profound that it is designed where even 13-year-olds can use it, understand it, and teach it to their friends.”
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