Build Motivated Teams

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To build a high-performing team, you need to know two things — what motivates people and how to engage those motives. But where do you even begin figuring out what drives a person? How do you leverage motives to inspire stronger work?

TotalSDI takes the guesswork out. Our assessments help you understand what motivates yourself and others, and how to leverage those motives to increase accountability, collaboration and innovation.

Get started today with a free TotalSDI webinar. It’s an up-close look at our tools and assessments, designed to answer your critical questions and provide you with the information you need to confidently invest in TotalSDI.

“TotalSDI is foundational to our client work. It meets their needs in ways other tools don’t because it helps people really understand who they are, how they relate to others, and what to do about it. Our clients see improved relationships, more effective teams and greater results.”
–Kathy Barham, Leadership Consultant, Lead With Purpose

The Power of a One-on-One Debrief

The webinar is a powerful learning experience, one that changes how you see yourself, how you work and how you relate to others, because of one unique aspect — the personal debrief.

When you sign up for a webinar, you receive our three hallmark assessments (the SDI, Strengths Portrait and Overdone Strengths Portrait) for free. After previewing the assessments in the webinar, you have the opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one debrief of your personal results with a TotalSDI expert.

You will receive a page by page walkthrough of your results, discussing your motives and strengths. You’ll see the value you bring to interactions, and learn how to use your strengths to accomplish your goals.

Watch the video to find out more about the debrief process and how it can enhance your confidence, your work and your relationships.

Assessing Strengths Through Motives

Most often, personality assessments focus on behavior or what people generally do. Relationship Awareness Theory goes beyond behavior and digs into our motivations in two conditions — what drives how we act when things are going well and when we are in conflict. It explores the degree of people’s motives and how they blend or interact.

Relationship Awareness Theory integrates unique forms of psychological thought, and is founded on four premises:

  • Behavior is driven by motives. All behavior has some sort of motive — it is intended to produce a result that satisfies or fulfills that motive. To understand what makes a person act a certain way, you have to know their motives. The SDI helps make motives more visible so people can understand each other more quickly and accurately, and work together more effectively.
  • Motives change in conflict. What we do in conflict is also motivated; it has a purpose. We are not simply responding — we are tapping into our motives in a different way than we do when things are going well. And we often find ourselves in conflict when we can’t seem to fulfill our motives. Conflict is not always easy to see. It’s obvious to each of us when we are in conflict but our conflict is not always obvious to others. SDI helps us become more aware of the causes and signs of conflict in order to manage it more effectively.
  • Strengths can be overdone. We all have strengths; we all have effective ways of interacting with others. Along with this, comes the tendency to over-rely on our strengths sometimes. We can use them too much or at the wrong time. SDI helps recognize our own tendencies and those of others. Awareness of the actual motive behind an overdone strength makes it easier to understand, and even appreciate, others.
  • Filters influence perception. Our filters influence what we see. The implications of this are significant. Because we can’t process all of the information that comes at us, we need to be selective. We focus on what matters and we screen out things that don’t. But whenever we’re focused on one thing, it can be at the cost of missing something else. SDI helps recognize our filters and avoid misjudging people or situations.

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Inside the Webinar

The interactive webinar is hosted by TotalSDI experts and leadership consultants, who will introduce you to the TotalSDI suite of assessments (SDI, Strengths Portrait and Overdone Strengths Portrait) and demonstrate how TotalSDI can complement your training program.

Experience firsthand how TotalSDI includes everything you need to drive results:

  • Award-Winning Assessments — Walk through each assessment and report, screen by screen.
  • Power of Choice — See how the products and features can work to meet your clients’ needs.
  • Ongoing Support — Learn about how we support our partners with ongoing training, blogs and marketing materials.
  • Expert Knowledge — Ask critical questions and discuss how you can use TotalSDI in your training program.

The Assessments

Participating in the webinar also gives you the opportunity to take the assessments and debrief your results with a TotalSDI facilitator.

  • The Strength Deployment Inventory helps people understand themselves by helping them understand the motives that drive their behaviors in two different conditions — when things are going well and when they face conflict.
  • The Strengths Portrait ranks how a person values and uses 28 unique strengths (or behaviors) to produce a picture of how they choose certain behaviors when working with people.
  • The Overdone Strengths Portrait goes where most assessments don’t by addressing the mystery of weaknesses. It helps people discover the source of their unproductive behavior so they can make crucial corrections. And it provides valuable insights into potential sources of conflict and the costs associated with overdoing or misapplying strengths.

The Results

You will leave the webinar with a deeper understanding of how motives shape behavior, and the powerful effect this understanding has on the way people work, think and communicate.

Furthermore, you know your strengths — the value you bring — and begin to appreciate the strengths of others. TotalSDI provides a common language to dialogue about motives and strengths, leading to greater connection and stronger collaboration.

Furthermore, you will learn how TotalSDI can help your clients —

  • Understand what motivates each individual to work productively
  • Address, avoid and manage conflict.
  • Prevent overdone or misapplied strengths.
  • Better communicate expectations.
  • Provide and receive meaningful feedback.
  • Use a shared language to dialogue about motives and strengths.
  • Improve communication about expectations

TotalSDI helps people really understand who they are. This kind of awareness leads to improved relationships, more effective teams and greater results — which means greater results for your business, as well.

Get greater results with your clients — sign up for a TotalSDI webinar today.


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