Become the best version of yourself with TotalSDI®: YOUR MOTIVES MATTER
I am ME is a certified facilitator of TotalSDI®. TotalSDI® is one of the most effective self-awareness tools available today and is used by organisations, businesses and leaders to help unleash their people’s best performance.
TotalSDI® is a suite of easy-to-use and easy-to-understand self-assessment tools that allow people to unlock the mysteries of personal motivation so they can become better leaders, build stronger teams, and more effectively deal with the inevitable conflicts that arise at work.
Simple, memorable and effective it is the team and leadership development tool of choice for countless organisations including the BBC, NHS, NASA, RAF, Topshop/Topman, Barclays Bank, M&S, Twitter plus many more.
changing the way YOU WORK WITH OTHERs
You may have the smartest business strategy but you’ll struggle to succeed without an engaged workforce. Self-awareness and the understanding of others is the link between performance and long term engagement.
In today’s workplace people need more than just technical skills to thrive. They need to be able to build strong networks, overcome problems and be influential to get the job done. A high performing business recognises that different people have different motivations and ways of seeing the world. It requires an awareness of the impact we have on people around us, and how sometimes our strengths become our weakness and the cause of conflict.
PEOPLE ARE COMPLEX, RELATIONSHIPS SHOULDN’T BE
Using the TotalSDI® assessment suite, I am ME can help your organisation develop a world-class culture where individuals feel understood, able to do their best, can successfully navigate conflict and build relationships focussed on trust, empathy and respect.
how IT WORKS
TotalSDI® is a suite of psychometric profiling tools and reports that help you discover and influence the motives that drive behaviours. These tools provide valuable insights and a proven learning method that people can actually use to become better leaders, build more effective teams, and reduce the growing costs of conflict. Each assessment takes the form of an online survey completed by each participant and each one takes about 20 minutes to complete and produces a personalised report.
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Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI®) digs into what is really important to an individual and how these motives shape his/her behaviour. It helps people understand themselves by helping them understand the motives that drive their behaviours in two different conditions — when things are going well and when they face conflict. By increasing self-awareness and interpersonal awareness, it improves personal effectiveness and interpersonal effectiveness.
Strengths Portrait (SP) ranks how a person values and uses 28 unique strengths (or behaviours) to produce a picture of how they choose certain behaviours when working with people. The Strengths Portrait links to SDI motives, helping individuals gain an instant understanding around how they make decisions and why they behave the way they do.
Overdone Strengths Portrait (ODS) ranks how frequently a person may overdo the 28 different strengths (our unique perspective on what most would call “weaknesses”). This provides insight into the costs of overdone strengths and reveals sources of preventable conflict. The portrait gives individuals and groups a tool to help recognise and adjust these behaviours in order to collaborate more effectively and avoid the costs of conflict.
Additional reports: Also available are Feedback reports which can be used as 360 feedback from those you work alongside - providing invaluable insight into how others may see you at work; the strengths they see as ‘most like you’ and the strengths they see as ‘least like you’. I am ME also recommends the Expectations report which supports individuals and teams to consider the behaviours people expect from your role, your team or your business. Open and honest conversations can result from completing the tool with regard to the behaviours that may need to be borrowed more frequently to further improve results.
WHY IT WORKS
It’s so simple, memorable and fun that it provides a commitment there and then to make a change, to adapt behaviour in order to get better results.
WHY TEAMS and leaders LOVE TOTALSDI®
They can see the "why" - It provides the most accurate snapshot of who they are – their personal system of motives that drives their behaviours.
They can apply what they learn - It’s not just good in theory, it works in practice. TotalSDI® assessments include practical ways to recognise and communicate with different motivational styles.
They learn to honour differences - It offers insight into the unique ways they value different strengths and how they interpret the actions of others. No more ‘I cannot believe they said that’ moments.
It’s memorable - It creates a common language for understanding and discussing motives and relationships by using easy to remember illustrations, terms, and colours. Team results show up in one easy to understand graphic.
They can depersonalise conflict - It’s a non-threatening method for effectively dealing with conflict.
What’S ON offer
Tailor-made modular team or individual development programmes
Access to the suite of TotalSDI® assessment tools
Lifestime online access to TotalSDI® Personal Strengths learning library and reports
Energising workshops with a certified TotalSDI® facilitator
Ongoing support and coaching
Tools, materials and exercises to embed learning
HOW IT WORKS
Understand: I get to know you, your organisation and your needs
Assess: identify key priorities and opportunities for development
Design and plan: a bespoke program that addresses your needs and includes measures for success
On-boarding: getting your people motivated to learn and ready to get to know themselves
Delivery: interactive group workshops, communication tools, strategies for building stronger relationships
Making it stick: on-going support to embed into company culture
WHY USE TOTALSDI
Use TotalSDI® to:
Create a common, memorable language for communication
Increase productivity with more motivated and engaged employees
Improve communication at all levels
Develop more authentic, effective leadership styles
Reduce workplace conflict
Develop more self-directed, emotionally intelligent team members
Gain a greater understanding of your stakeholders behaviours
ABOUT KATE SOUTHERBY
Kate is a highly collaborative and dynamic Coach and certified TotalSDI® facilitator, specialising in the delivery of TotalSDI® programmes to drive behavioural change and culture creation.
With a proven track record and two decades of experience of delivering transformational change programmes, Kate is unique in her ability to energise and inspire teams and individuals and brings the TotalSDI® theory and results to life in lively, on-your-feet workshops and team build sessions.
TotalSDI® is used by thousands of organisations across the globe, including the BBC, the NHS, Lloyds Bank, Arcadia, Twitter, Barclays, the Royal Air Force and HMRC to increase motivation and engagement, reduce conflict and improve relationships.
Kate Southerby has delivered over 100 TotalSDI® courses to over 1000 individuals from graduates through to senior directors.