INSIGHTS MDI® - Personal potential analysis
What is behavioural typology ?
The behavioural research is generally of the opinion the most effective people are those which know themselves. Know their strengths and weaknesses when developing strategies to satisfy the needs of their environment.
When choosing a future employee ask your candidate about his “strengths and weaknesses”. The applicant should explain these by using of the flipchart.
The results of useable concrete information is nearly always minimal.
This is different with the INSIGHTS survey: Here the personal interests, attitudes and values are systematically and highly efficiently questioned, analyses and described in a scientifically based manner. In the light of such “Leadership-Check “ help can be offered for possible changes or in the field of communication.
Origin of the theory of personality
The origin of the theory of personality can be traced back to 5 B.C. When Hippokrates first discovered four different types of energies / temperaments which could be individually found in people. The INSIGHTS MDI – profile analysis builds on the personality model of the swiss psychologist C. G. Jung. This model was first published in his work “Psychological Types” in 1921 and further developed in follow up writings. Jung´s work concerning typology and preferences has since been used as a basic understanding of personality and is still to this day subject of empirical research worldwide.
The INSIGHTS MDI - profile analysis supplies on the base of the Jung typology a frame for self analysis and personal further development. According to C. G. Jung every person has preferences in how he perceives his environment, evaluates it, makes decisions and acts accordingly. Cognitions in behavioural research have shown that the most successful people are those who recognise their preferences and strengths and weaknesses and know them well. This enables them to develop strategies to better satisfy the needs of their environment.
Basic of the INSIGHTS potential analysis
The scientific works of Carl Gustav Jung and William M. Marston provide the basics for the INSIGHTS – analysis tools. The PIW-Model – personal interests , attitudes and values – is based on the works of Eduard Spranger. The development of INSIGHTS MDI was masterminded by Bill J. Bonnstetter. Today INSIGHTS MDI (Management Development Instruments) are constantly further developed and new instruments added by Bonnstetter and his company Success-Insights TM International (USA).
INSIGHTS MDI certified by DIN 33430
INSIGHTS MDI, version 2 was validated in October 2003 and certified for “the job orientated suitability assessment” (Prof. Dr. Walter Simon) in the German language region. The INSIGHTS MDI are constantly updated and tested by correlation analysis and validity studies. In 2002/2003 a extensive statistical check was carried out to assess reliability and validity, and is being continued regularly by American and European universities
The University of Munich, tutorship Rosenstiel, confirmed in August 2004, that INSIGHTS MDI International Deutschland GmbH had a pass mark of “very good” for objectivity and reliability.
Here you will find a press release regarding the certification:
INSIGHTS MDI Quality certified by DIN 33430
INSIGHTS Instruments and human resource management
INSIGHTS MDI is a diagnose system which can comprehend personality profiles as well as requirements profiles in accordance with the situation. These tools form an efficient base for the selection of employees, their development as well as team development. Parallel it provides a safe decision platform on which to communicate with colleagues, customers and partners more type orientated and successful.
INSIGHTS analysing tools are important and useful for the right choice of profession or the selection of a future employee with the resulting job and task profiles. They show how we act in work and stress situations and enable us to see the different reactions in our natural behaviour and our role behaviour.
Work with INSIGHTS MDI – profile analysis pro-active. That means to identify those key areas in which you want to further your development. Speak to friends and colleagues about it and ask for a feedback. Then work out al plan of action for your personal and professional progress.
Operational areas in personnel marketing:
· Executive search, human resource management: personnel development and
· Commission advice
· Career management, strategic consultation
· Potential orientated job search
· Single coaching and career planning
· Company succession
INSIGHTS tools for the total potential analysis
The INSIGHTS MDI analysis are in 12 languages internationally available. Such as German, English, French and Italian. The INSIGHTS MDI network operates successfully in 16 countries with a total of five million analysis yearly worldwide.
· Understand yourself better: With INSIGHTS MDI you will derive at a better understanding of yourself and realise the effect you have on others (even on colleagues). To define strength, weakness and those areas in which you can progress, either in general or in your career.
· A better understanding of people: INSIGHTS MDI will help to identify styles of behaviour in others, either in business life or in private life. It will enable you to learn how to deal successfully with their needs and satisfy these in order to build up a permanent and sustainable relationship.
The classifications in a report or expertise refer exclusively to behavioural patterns. Age, experience, training achievements and the conception of values are not able to be illustrated.
The “HOW and WHY behaviour motive”
The extensive INSIGHTS MDI analysing tools show optimal and simply at a glance the capability, competence, conception of values und behaviour preference. The natural and the adapted behaviour patterns – basic and working style (adapted style) – are illustrated in the “INSIGHTS Wheel”.
With the INSIGHTS competence model, which is constructed like a modular system, all aspects of the human potential are covered by three questions:
· “What” am I able to do? What are my assets in know how, skills, experience and competence?
· “How” do I perform, which preference do I use to complete my task?
· “Why” describes our motives, our personal interests, attitudes und values. Our drives, convictions, expectations, our culture, our characteristics. These motives are divided into six sections or values: theory, economics, individuality, aesthetics, social matters and tradition. The “Why Motives” are the completion and the implementation of behaviour typical criteria in career life as well as the daily routine.
Styles of behaviour in the INSIGHTS competence model
In the future orientated human resource management politics INSIGHTS MDI has advanced to one of the leading analysis tools for compilation of behaviour typical surveys. Two types of styles are shown in the report:
The graphic chart “Basic style” (B), explains the “Basic style” as a preference behaviour which you will introduce into your career.
The graphic chart “Adapted style” (A) describes your reaction on the given environment and names the ways of behaviour which you find appropriate and practice.
Recognise with INSIGHTS MDI your individual personality and management competence. Invest in your future.
LMV – Consulting, Manfred Lorenzen, in 59494 Soest, is partner of the INSIGHTS MDI International Deutschland GmbH, which is an affiliated company of the SCHEELEN AG, Waldshut-Tiengen.
Secure your personal advance with INSIGHTS MDI
INSIGHTS management development instruments include your structure of values, highlight your personal motivation and explain why you behave in a certain manner and how to be more successful.