Thinking Styles

The Individual Online Assessment – HBDI Profile

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What is the HERRMANN BRAIN DOMINANCE INSTRUMENT® (HBDI)?

The HBDI® is a powerful psychometric assessment that defines and describes the way you think and process information. It gives you insight into why you value certain types of information over others. With that valuable knowledge about yourself, you can learn how to “flex” into other ways of thinking to adapt to others – how they think, what they value, how they communicate – so you can bridge the gap, quickly. The HBDI is built on Whole Brain® Thinking, a holistic and complete model for making all kinds of decisions.

Over two-million people worldwide have undergone HBDI analysis. It is used by over one third of all Fortune 100 companies. Where most assessments end with a single report, the HBDI offers a valuable range of applications. Identifying your thinking style preferences is only the first step.

How does it work?

The HBDI identifies and measures the strength of preference for each of the four distinct thinking styles. These correspond to the cerebral hemispheres and the limbic system of the brain.

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The two left side structures combine to represent what is popularly called left brain thinking. The two right side structures combine to represent right brain thinking. The two cerebral structures combine to represent cerebral thinking and the two limbic structures combine to represent limbic thinking.

The HBDI, through its series of 120 questions, is capable of measuring the degree of preference between each of the four individual thinking structures (quadrants) and each of the four paired structures (modes). This results in a four quadrant profile, which displays the degree of preference for each of the four quadrants—your HBDI Profile. Scoring results are free of value judgment and cultural bias. Because it is a self-analysis, most people immediately recognize their results as accurate.

The HBDI Profile package includes a full color profile, accompanying interpretation booklets that explain the profile and scores in detail, and a discussion of the implications that your results have for business and personal life.

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HBDI® Profile

After completing the assessment, the person receives a comprehensive HBDI® Profile report that includes in-depth interpretation of the results, reference material about the Whole Brain® Model, comparison data, and activities for further exploration and development. Schedule your one hour face to face assessment with Michael S. Oden and he will go over it with you.

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Fundamentals

Give your employees the background they need to quickly begin leveraging their full brainpower. Participants explore the foundational concepts of thinking preferences and the Whole Brain® Model so they are fully prepared to receive and understand their HBDI® Profile results.

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HBDIinteractive®

Makes it easy to put better thinking to work to accelerate performance and improve results across the business. With the learner’s HBDI® Profile results woven throughout, this engaging online simulation immerses participants into the concepts, principles and applications of the Whole Brain® System.

“In more than 30 years of the corporate life, I’ve used so many different tools and assessments that you tend to forget. The HBDI® has had the most profound and lasting effect on me.”

-Mike Beckerleg, Partner, Hatch Solutions

Consultation Fee $375

Included in price: 1 hour of profile review and coaching with Michael S. Oden