The Birkman Method: What is it?

Could You and Your Executive Team Benefit from the Birkman method?

As the leader in your organization you must understand who YOU are, how you are perceived, and what you need to effectively use your strengths before you can be successful leading others. The Birkman Method is a powerful tool that can help with that process.

The Birkman Method® consists of a 298-question personality assessment and a series of related report sets that facilitate team building, executive coaching leadership development, career counseling and interpersonal conflict resolution. The Birkman Method® combines motivational, behavioral and interest evaluation into one single assessment, which provides a multi-dimensional and comprehensive analysis, thus reducing the need for multiple assessments. The questionnaire is delivered on-line and should take about 45 minutes to complete. It has been translated into 11 languages in addition to English.

In brief, The Birkman Method® includes the five following major perspectives:

  1. Usual Behavior - an individual's effective behavioral style of dealing with relationships and tasks.

  2. Underlying Needs - an individual's expectations of how relationships and social situations should be governed in context of the relationship or situation.

  3. Stress Behaviors - an individual's ineffective style of dealing with relationships or tasks; behavior observed when underlying needs are not met.

  4. Interests - what an individual enjoys doing and how the renew their energy.

  5. Organizational Focus - the perspective in which an individual views problems and solutions relating to organizational goals.

The Birkman Method® has a wide range of applications

As the premier non-clinical instrument for measuring human behavior and occupational strengths, the Birkman provides a wide range of applications including:

  • Leadership Development

  • Staffing Direction for a Church

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style

  • Helping Governing Boards care for their Pastor or President

  • Conflict Management

  • Individual Development

  • Stress Management

  • Team Building

  • Culture Management

  • Team Development

  • Career Guidance

  • Workplace Diversity

  • Career Transition

  • Crisis Management

  • Coaching

  • Marital Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

Tim is a Birkman Advanced Certified Professional (BACP) and approved to do leadership assessment and coaching using the Birkman Method. This unique tool has been completed by several million people from over 8000 companies in over 22 different languages. It can be of immense value to pastors, staff and elders as they grow in self-awareness, work together and plan for future staffing hires.

"The Birkman Method helped our staff members better understand ourselves and anticipate potential friction points with each other. Combined with Dr. Lane’s guidance and insight, it has equipped us with wise, gospel-oriented postures for working together. We plan to depend on Tim's assistance to vet and integrate new staff for the foreseeable future."    Walter Henegar, Senior Pastor, Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church

If you are interested in learning more about the Birkman or taking the assessment, fill out the form below.

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