The Importance of Effective Feedback

December 21st, 2013

One of the many things that are great about the Self Awareness diagnostic is that it is able to provide accurate, objective feedback, instantly. The participant taking the diagnostic and the organisation we are administrating the diagnostic for are both able to receive reports delivered and tailored by the software’s sophisticated algorithms. This is extremely useful. Particularly when working with large groups of people and you need to be efficient, acting in a professional manner and at [...]

Understanding the Johari Window model

November 10th, 2013

A Johari window is a psychological tool created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham in 1955. It’s a simple and useful tool for understanding and training:

  • self-awareness
  • personal development
  • improving communications
  • interpersonal relationships
  • group dynamics
  • team development; and
  • inter group relationships

It is one of the few tools out there that has an emphasis on “soft skills” such as behaviour, empathy, co-operation, inter group development and interpersonal [...]

Situational Leadership and Developing Great Teams

September 29th, 2013

Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey’s situational leadership model tells us that managers could use different leadership styles depending on the situation.

Traditionally the model allows you to analyse the situation that you’re in and then use the leadership style that is most appropriate. Also, your style is likely to change depending on the competences and commitment levels of your staff and so from person to person. You might lead the same person in one way in one situation and [...]

From brainteasers to neuro technology. What’s happening in the world of recruitment?

August 15th, 2013

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As we get more mature in life most people are likely to have had several interviews for jobs or been involved in the recruitment process. There’s no doubt it’s a tricky situation for both the person applying and the organisation doing the recruiting.

The cost of advertising to appoint is considerable, not to mention all the man hours in the process. With all the on costs it can easily spiral into 5 figure sums. So it goes without saying that when you make an appointment, you [...]

Personalised learning strategies impact on academic performance

March 15th, 2012

In the early stages of research, and working with data from a number of Self Awareness’ Education customers, Dr Paula Cruise of the Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge, has already shared with us some exciting deductions made by herself and her team of associates ahead of journal publication.

Whilst they are continuing their study of our data, they have already determined the impact of using specific, personalised learning strategies on students’ abilities to master new [...]

Self Awareness and partners take soft skills into Europe!

March 15th, 2012

Just this last December saw the First Transnational Meeting in Loughborough of Self Awareness (delivered by Apricot) and 8 European partners to launch a 2 year Transfer of Innovation, Lifelong Learning Programme.

Abbreviated to DAISS (Job Matching Diagnostic for Assessing Soft Skills and Work Role Preferences), the programme will be led in the UK and 7 other countries by the partners:

  • ASEV Empoli in Italy
  • FORSAS Geneva in Italy
  • Hellenic Regional Development Centre in Greece
  • IPA SA [...]

Website launched!

March 15th, 2012

The team at Self Awareness are thrilled about the launch of the eagerly-awaited, new Self Awareness website.

Built to inform visitors and deliver diagnostic services for both EDUCATION and CORPORATE users, the site remains the online one-stop-shop for Self Awareness customers’ diagnostic Footprint questionnaire and all their Personalised Reports that have proved both relevant and productive to students, teachers, coaches & clients, job-seekers and employees alike.

Jackie Rawling at [...]