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Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model D Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model D Ideas and exercises Exercise 2: Draw your own profile under stress A 130 120 110 100 D Look up your profile code in chapter C ’How does your profile compare to others?’ and read its description carefully. 1. The exercise consists in personalising the text describing your preference code. Copy the text and replace the general terms by your profile’s own terms (coming from the 2 upper sections of your Data Summary sheet). 1 — Take a look at your profile overlay and refer to the dotted line which represents your profile under stress. Draw your own profile under stress on the grid to the right. Compare to your profile (represented by the solid line): What do you notice? What are the positive and negative points of your profile under stress? B 90 80 50 70 60 40 30 20 10 C 2. Advantages and disadvantages of your profile in the current situation. To write it down, you will get inspiration from the text which describes your profile, in the Chapter ‘How does your profile compare to others?’ Advantages: Disadvantages: Thoughts regarding the future: 2 — Now, please take a look at the Data Summary sheet. In each quadrant (A, then B, then C, then D) copy the ‘X’s which appear in the Key Descriptor section. Underline the key words you have chosen. Circle the ‘key’ word marked with an asterisk (*). Exercise 4: Choice of a new sport or leisure activity (as an amateur) Upper Left Upper Right Describe a daily behaviour corresponding to each one of the key words you have selected. How is it positive and with whom? How does it create difficulties and with whom? Amateur radio Billiards Car repair Computers Do–it–yourself projects Electronic games Golf Body building Bowling Cards Collecting (organisation) Fishing Gardening Model building Restoring cars Strategy games Woodworking Hunting Jogging Rowing Spectator sports Team handball Tennis Weight lifting Distributed: Aviation Basketball Camping Caring for pets Chess Family outings Sailing Swimming Aerobics/Dance Applied arts Creative writing Cycling Exploring Extreme sports Collecting (passion for) Conversation Cooking Fashion Listening to music People watching Playing with children Nature watching Photography Playing music Skiing Video games Wine tasting Pleasure reading (Fiction) Singing Theatre Travel Volunteering Walking Lower Left Lower Right Exercise 3: Your personal profile Your profile code is Your profile is mono dominant double dominant (The term dominant corresponds to number ‘1’s’ in the profile code). triple dominant multi dominant Page - 24 Page - 25

Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model A Understanding the Herrmann Whole Brain® model A Exercise 6: Review your HBDI® profile, using all of the pages provided, especially the Visual Profile and Data Summary sheet. Exercice 6 : How do I move from one quadrant or mode to another?... 1. In thinking about your career development needs, identify a quadrant which you would like to ‘work on’ or develop. 2. For the quadrant you selected above, identify in the Work Elements section on your Data Summary sheet the items that you ranked lowest, 1 or 2 (do less well or least well). Which one of these represents an area that would be useful to better develop or ‘work on’ as you think about your current work situation? 3. Now think back to real situations from your professional or personal life in which the non–preferred activity identified above created a real challenge or problem for you. 4. What is a concrete example that describes why this type of activity can be a challenge for you? My quadrant to be developed is: The work activity that is most critically important to my work, and occasionally represents a challenge for me is: Real life examples of a challenge with a non–preferred activity: My challenge with is because To move from Upper Left A to Lower Right C: Relax on need for proof by facts and value feelings. To move from Left Mode AB to Right Mode CD: Respect intuition and value instinctive, experimental, humanistic approaches. To move from Lower Left B to Upper Right D: Relax on tightness of form and structure and value spontaneity. To move from Upper Mode AD to Lower Mode BC: Respect gut feelings, value body response and relax on intellectual modes. To move from Lower Mode BC to Upper Mode AD: Respect cognitive processes and value the balance of rational and intuitive thinking. To move from Upper Right D to Lower Left B: Relax on need for absolute freedom and value form and structure. To move from Right Mode CD to Left Mode AB: Respect logic and value planned, organised, rational approaches. To move from Lower Right C to Upper Left A: Relax on intensity of feelings and value facts. 5. Restate your problem in “how–to” format by beginning your sentence with ‘how do I’ and completing the sentence with a second phrase ‘in order to’. Example: “my problem is that I do not organise my files” will now read “how do I better organise my files in order to save time and frustration at work?” How do I in order to Now that you discovered your profile, what did you learn? What are your strong points? 6. Next, seek out a person in your personal or professional network who has a style that is different from yours, complementary to your profile, to discuss your challenge and uncover some new ideas. Explore options and helpful tips by asking: ”In this situation, how do you approach it for the best results?” People I can seek out to discuss my challenge: What are the potential blind spots and areas for development? Based on what you discovered about your preferences: What are you going to stop doing? What are you going to start doing differently? 7. Develop an action plan using the advice and tips provided. Be sure it includes specific and realistic action items you can start as early as the next day. My action plan, starting tomorrow morning, will be: What are you going to continue to do and reinforce? Page - 26 Page - 27

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