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My BEST Profile Best Seller Now Available Online » $4.95 eye icon Sample cart icon Buy
Purpose:  To promote positive interpersonal skills -- Also available in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.

This is the most basic of the BEST Instruments.  It can be used in a variety of ways including team building, communications training, counseling, conflict-resolution, and performance enhancement.  My BEST Profile   contains two sections: word association and situation analysis - 32 items total.  It is easily completed and scored, using pressure-sensitive paper. Interpretive material is clear and concise.
My BEST Communication Style Now Available Online » $4.95 eye icon Sample cart icon Buy
Purpose: To improve communication skills -- Also available in Spanish

Here is an easy-to-administer, easy-to-follow instrument that helps participants understand the impact of their style on the communication process.  The typical person is unaware of how his/her personality is expressed when communicating with others.  Four major styles are identified: Bold, Expressive, Sympathetic, and Technical.  In addition to the clarifications of each of the four styles, brief suggestions for personal development are provided.  This 18-item instrument can be quickly completed, scored, and interpreted during a training session.
My BEST Leadership Style Now Available Online »

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Purpose: To improve leadership skills

Personality type most certainly plays a part in how organizations and people are led.  Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the different personality types when leading is essential to having productive organizations.  For example, a major question is whether or not a person is leading based on his or her personality or on the needs of the organization.  Human resource developers can help supervisors, managers, executives and others understand how to modify their behaviors to deal more effectively with subordinates.  My BEST Leadership Style   can be used in conjunction with other ongoing training because it is administered in a short time and it gives valid and reliable results.
My BEST Presentation Style Now Available Online »

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Purpose: To assist individuals in making more effective presentations

Presentation style is a function of personality style.  An Expressive, for example, is convincing, enthusiastic, and sensitive to audience response.  However, he or she may talk "off the cuff" instead of being fully prepared.  He or she may leave the audience feeling good, but with no practical information. Trainers, conference leaders, sales consultants, and others use My Best Presentation Style   to improve their own presentations.
Leadership / Personality Compatibility Inventory (L/PCI)

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Purpose: To promote more productive relationships in organizations

The Leadership/Personality Compatibility Inventory   (L/PCI) helps respondents determine and understand 3 major factors affecting their leadership: basic personality style, present leadership role, and the compatibility between the two.  The instrument consists of 2 inventories: a personality inventory and a leadership role inventory.  The respondents first learn about their dominant personality using the Brewer framework: Bold, Expressive, Sympathetic, or Technical. Their leadership role characteristics are determined by their organizational environment: Active/Competitive, Persuasive/Interactive, Precise/Systematic, and Willing/Steady.  A full interpretation is included.
Working With My Boss

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Purpose: To improve the productive relationship between an employee and supervisor

How many times have you heard about boss-employee personality conflicts?  Many people quit their jobs or simply grin and bear it because they don't relate to their supervisors or managers. Working With My Boss   uses the BEST personality dimensions to help people understand the personality of their bosses and what they can do to work successfully with them.
PEP / Pre-Evaluation Profile

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Purpose: To prepare supervisors for performance evaluations of employees without personality type bias

This is one of the BEST Instruments which asks the taker to think of the behaviors of another person.  The taker must know the other person well enough to make valid observations.  In this instrument, however, one of the outcomes is that the taker (in this case the one who will evaluate a follower) is asked if he/she knows the employee well enough to evaluate his/her performance.  This is a good exercise in itself.  Formal and informal employee performance or evaluation reviews are part of a supervisor's role.  Employee reviews should help the employee focus on how to improve performance and give supervisors information about how to assist.  The major question is: What do I need to know about the employee and myself before I can fairly observe the employee's performance?  This can be done by giving you an opportunity to conduct a pre-evaluation analysis of the employee's personality type as well as your own.
Our BEST Team

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Purpose: To build more productive teaming

Using the BEST personality factors, Our BEST Team   allows a team to examine the individual personalities of its members.  The instrument is non-threatening and should be introduced early in a team's development process.  Teams dominated by any of the four personality styles might lead to ineffective actions.  Trainers can help team members understand how they fit into a team effort based on their personality type.  Those who assign personnel to teams need to know how the team will solve problems because of the collective personality of the team.  In addition, team members need to know how to avoid unproductive behaviors.  The instrument includes profiles for four team members.
My Timestyle

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Purpose: To develop more productive time usage

My Timestyle   is a compact instrument that can be used as part of a supervisory skills/management development experience or separately as a time management discussion starter.  Sixteen items yield accurate information about an individual's time awareness and people awareness.  Four time styles are identified by the instrument: Road Runner (high velocity person who does not waste words or time), Race Horse (time conscious team worker), New Pup (believes people are more important than time), and Tom Cat (independent worker with a low awareness of time and people).  The style names interject a sense of humor into the discovery process.
Sales Style

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Purpose: To sharpen sales skills

In every sales transaction, the salesperson's general behavior pattern shows through, for better or for worse.  By learning about sales style, salespeople can capitalize on their strengths and avoid unproductive tendencies.  Sales Style  identifies 4 general patterns: the "Quick-Sell" type, the "Talkative-Sell", the "Persistent-Sell", and the "Precise-Sell".  Sales Style   helps salespeople recognize their patterns and develop new approaches.  Composed of 18 items, this instrument is easy to administer, score, and interpret.
Negotiating Style

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Purpose: To build productive negotiating skills

Understanding personality types is critical to successful negotiating.  By knowing your own style, you can avoid unproductive behaviors.  At the same time, you can take advantage of this knowledge to ensure more productive negotiating results.
My BEST Training Style $4.95 eye icon Sample cart icon Buy
Purpose: To determine an individuals specific training style

This “TRAIN THE TRAINER” assessment is designed to help you understand your own personality type, understand the personality types of those you train,improve basic training techniques using your knowledge of personalities, and develop more positive relationships with those you are training.
Quality Service Audit for Employees

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Purpose: To evaluate employees' skills in quality customer service

The Quality Service Audit  for Employees  helps employees review the keys to improving quality customer service.  Based on research of successful customer service results by major companies, the Quality Service Audit for Employees   is the only instrument on the market that lets the employee look at self.  It also provides a great launching pad for customer service training and improvement.
Behavioral Inventory

$1.95

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Purpose: To help individuals gain an understanding of how others perceive them

This is one of the most effective feedback instruments on the market.  It’s simple, fun to administer, and very informative.  Used by many companies to measure the effectiveness of their leaders, this single-page instrument consists of 32 questions designed to assist managers, supervisors, and team facilitators in understanding how they are perceived by their peers and subordinates.  Non-threatening and prone to stimulating productive discussions, Behavioral Inventory  has only one requirement --- the taker (rater) needs to know the other person well enough to rate him or her.  Most corporate trainers use Behavioral Inventory  in conjunction with My Best Profile ;  they are complementary instruments.
BEST Sample Pack $40.00 cart icon Buy
Purpose:   To allow companies to evaluate the instruments and decide which ones fit their particular needs

BEST User's Guide recommend $19.95 cart icon Buy
Purpose:  To provide helpful interpretive and administrative information for all instruments

Highly recommended as a support guide to provide more in-depth, background information about the basic principles of personality profiling.  The BEST User's Guide   reviews the dominant strengths, the vulnerable spots, and what to look for when identifying someone’s personality type.
Typo Game

Pack of 25 for $3.95

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Purpose: To help participants learn personality types while having fun

This word association game for teams in training sessions is an excellent complement to all BEST instruments.  Instructions included.
"Birds of a Feather" Buttons $.55 each cart icon Buy
Purpose: To confirm the participants' knowledge of personality types

This action game uses four humorous bird buttons that identify the four BEST personality types. The game is fun and easy to use.  Instructions included.  General rule of thumb for ordering: 1/2 the class size x 4 (equally divided among the four different buttons).

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