The current world of work depends not on physical or tangible resources, but on ‘human’ resources. Therefore, a business’s success lies in its ability to harness the skills, knowledge and insight of its employees, clients and suppliers.

Getting ahead of the pack

Insight into personal thinking preferences can put your business ahead of the pack on a variety of fronts and can be applied in almost any area of business.

Business and Teams Profiles

This instrument measures thinking preferences. Gaining insight into the way we prefer to think makes us more aware of and sensitive to the preferences of others.

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the team and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile. Making more accurate job and career choices or determining the correct subject or study selections, could eventually lead to a more productive and fulfilled personal and professional life.

Because the focus of this NBI® profile is on thinking preferences, the end result is neither good nor bad. The NBI® provides a profile of thinking preference which is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another.

Why do we need two types of NBI® – one to focus on thinking preferences and the other to assess skills?

A person could well have a preference for certain things without the ability to see it through. For example, it is possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise.

On the other hand, it is possible that a person could have excellent skills to be a banker, but have a very low preference for the processes associated with the job. This, of course, could lead to a lot of frustration! The individual would therefore not be able to sustain the passion and energy to stay happy and productive in the banking environment.

A person’s brain is divided into four different thinking quadrants:
L1 – Analytical and factual
L2 – Organised and detailed
R2 – Interpersonal and sensitive
R1 – Strategic and unorthodox

Each of the four quadrants is further divided in two to give 8 distinct dimensions to a person’s thinking preference.

The Brain Profile gives an indication of how:

  • You act towards other people
  • You do business
  • You communicate
  • You learn
  • You teach
  • You solve problems
  • You form relationships
  • You play sport etc.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

This Instrument identifies an individual’s skills. You may have acquired skills in a particular area that is not really indicative of your brain preference or you may have a very strong preference in one area, but have never had the opportunity to develop the necessary skills.

It could happen that your skills profile differs from your preference profile. The most common reason for this happening is that preferring (“liking”) something does not automatically mean you have the skills to execute or implement the preference. You may like singing but do not have any singing skills.

The opposite is also sometimes true. A person may have excellent skills for accounting but has little or no preference for doing the work of an accountant. It would be very difficult to sustain passion and energy, if the correlation between the preference profile and skills profile is low.

Duration: 10-20 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

Your Leadership Brain Profile will give you an insight into your leadership style, issues that are important to you (but maybe not to your employees or colleagues) and even where there could be room for improvement!

Developing better relationships, making more dynamic contributions in the workplace and making sound and relevant decisions are but a few of the advantages of understanding your own thinking profile.

Because the focus is on thinking preferences the end result is neither good nor bad. The Leadership Profile is a descriptive, objective analysis of the individual’s thinking choices, with no profile being better or worse than another. Instead, the report gives a description of an individual’s thought preferences, and makes recommendations based on those.

The Leadership Profile measures thinking preferences, and not the skills or abilities necessary to execute those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given career.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI® Teacher/Trainer Instrument is a special version of the adult instrument. The focus is on your thinking preferences in the teaching and training environment. The brain profile and the report are written with a teacher/trainer focus.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

The NBI Job profile is a descriptive, non-judgmental assessment with no profile being superior to the other. The NBI Job profile identifies the strengths of the skills needed in every quadrant to do a specific job well. The profile report focuses the specific quadrant scores and makes recommendations based on these scores.

Looking at the job description, this instrument can therefore be used to design a profile for a specific job. This profile will indicate which elements of the whole brain are required to do this job optimally.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

The NBI Innovator profile is a descriptive, non-judgmental assessment with no profile being superior to the other. It identifies the skills needed to fulfill a specific innovation role well.

The Innovator role profile report focuses on the specific quadrant scores and makes recommendations based on these scores. This instrument can therefore be used to design a profile for a specific innovation role.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

By completing the 15 questions you clearly indicated the kind of JOB you would like to have one day. The total score of every participant is 300 which means that there is no profile which is superior or better than the other. The different Job profiles do however show which skills, insights, thinking and attitudes are required to do well in particular jobs.

The profile report focuses on the specific quadrant scores and makes recommendations based on these scores. It is also recommended that you compare your personal profile (four and eight dimensions) to your desired job profile – the higher the correlation between these two profiles the better the possibility that your desired job the is the correct choice.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 1 000.00 ZAR

Your Business Relationship Style profile will give you insight into your preferences in relationships in the workplace. Insights into your own and your colleagues’ unique preferences and how this impact on your work relationships will go a long way towards growing understanding and tolerance instead of frustration and criticism.

The password to successful relationships is tolerance with respect to differences, accepting the fact that we don’t all think the same way.

The Business Relationship Style profile measures thinking preferences, and not the skills or abilities necessary to execute those preferences. It is therefore possible that an individual could have a very strong preference for order, planning and organisation, but has never had the opportunity to develop the skills to plan and organise. The recommendation in this instance would be that since the desire is there, the skills to support that desire should be developed in order to be effective in a given relationship.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

The NBI Client Relationship profile is a descriptive, non-judgmental assessment with no profile being superior to the other. The NBI Client Relationship profile identifies your preferences in all the quadrants when dealing with clients. The profile report identifies and explains high, average and low scores in each of the four quadrants.

It could happen that a person’s Client Relationship profile differs from his/her preference profile. The most common reason for this happening is that you may have learnt certain skills when dealing with clients that have served you well in the past. These may not be exactly aligned to your general brain preferences.

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Price: R 500.00 ZAR

Note: Please note none of these profiles include a Professional feedback session by a Certified NBI Practitioner. For a feedback session, please search in the map below to find a practitioner near you or online.

 

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