The Power of the Personality
Discover the power of your personality. Find the key to your unique genius.
A personality profile in and of itself is not very valuable. When I give workshops, the value is in the process I take people through. New levels of awareness are reached, new interpersonal strategies developed. Aha after aha occurs.
Why is developing yourself important?
Peter F. Drucker, a towering figure among management thinkers in the 20th century, answered this question as follows:
"We have to learn to develop ourselves. We have to place ourselves where we can make the greatest contribution. We need to know our strengths in order to know where we belong."
His observation was that this quality was not very well developed in most people:
Most think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong. More often, people know what they are NOT good at - and even then more people are wrong than right. And yet, a person can only perform from strength."
How can this course benefit you?
All my years of experience giving hundreds of workshops, is now condensed in this rich online format. And you can complete it in less than two hours. My promise to you is that you will get to know yourself significantly better. As the old Greek said, "Know your self, and you will know the universe and the gods!"
This course is based on the foundational principles of my book The Power of Polarities. which is a novel interpretation of the personality theory of Carl Jung as described in his 1921 book Psychological Types. In many ways it is like the MBTI, which is also based on Carl Jung's theories, and it also goes a level deeper.
Diagram of the Polarities of the Personality.
John van der Steur was born in Belgium as the son of a Dutch father and an American mother. He was raised in the Netherlands and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
As an expert on personality types, he has facilitated hundreds of teams and thousands of individuals.
For the past 30 years, he has studied the practical application of Jungian psychology and typology.
As a mental coach for the Dutch national hockey team, he helped them win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
He is the author of two book on Carl Jung's personality types and team dynamics: Amazon author page.