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How the Pandemic Fueled the Fire for Product Innovation at Herrmann

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Redefining the HBDI® Debrief

During the pandemic we at Herrmann spent time examining the HBDI® debrief experience and challenging our thinking (hey, it’s what we do) about how we educate Thinkers about Whole Brain® Thinking. Our approach, of course, was to use a walkaround.

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Holidays: A Time of Sharing in a Whole Brain® Way

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The upcoming holidays are all about sharing kindness and good tidings to others. ‘Tis the season for giving. Giving one's time, giving one's resources, and giving understanding to others, whether it be to your family, your friends, or your co-workers. 

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Finding New “Ahas!” in the Self-Paced Journey Experience

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As certified practitioners of Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI®, we love the “ahas” that occur during a profile results debrief. These are the magical moments when the person getting their results for the first time has a sudden awareness or recognition of a personal truth revealed by the Whole Brain® Thinking model. Maybe it was a situation with a spouse or partner or a team dynamic at work that suddenly had a clear explanation. We see a certain look in their eyes, a shy grin, or maybe an enthusiastic laugh that signals that personal “OH! I GET IT NOW!”

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How Can We Use HBDI to Help Us to Be Awesome Time Managers?

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‘Right off the bat’, as Matt Damon said in the film The Martian, you cannot manage time. It just ticks. Ticks along without any regard for whether you have 101 emails arriving that day, a week from hell of back-to-back meetings or that you are late, again. Now, as one bright spark once said, ‘Time flies. The good thing is that you are the pilot’. A little twee, but the sentiment still stands. You make the decisions on how you spend your time. Yes, I know you have a boss, partner, kids, etc. but ultimately it is you that decides how you spend the 1,440 minutes each day. If you can utilise the strength of your thinking preference, and manage the other colours too, then you truly are flying the way you want to.

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Five Ways to Stop Procrastinating Right Now

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The challenges from the past two years from the COVID pandemic make the importance of stopping procrastinating right now even more important. What can you do now in your work or personal life, instead of waiting for later?

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SOC 2: What You Need to Know about Data Security and Herrmann

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For more than 40 years, Herrmann has been a leading voice in the Learning & Development space for protecting the data privacy and security of the millions of our end-users -- who we refer to as Thinkers -- using our products around the world. We have always valued client data and have taken a strong stance on data security and privacy, including the view that only our end users should own their own personal data.

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Energy Management Habit 6: Ask for H.E.L.P.

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Now, we might be putting all these energy management tools into practice, and still feel deprived of energy. This especially rings true for those of us who experience constantly high and very high levels of stress in their work environment. Sometimes, energy management tools simply cannot balance the sheer amount of stress we are under. So what can we do? Ask for HELP!

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Energy Management Habit 5: Take Care of Your Body!

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When we’re working remotely or transitioning into hybrid working, remembering to implement exercise and healthy habits into our everyday life is even more difficult than under normal circumstances. If anything, we’ve probably become even less active during lockdown, since commutes or walks in between meetings are not part of our workday anymore.

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Energy Management Habit 4: Be Mindful!

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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the idea of learning how to be fully present and engaged in the moment, aware of your thoughts and feelings without distraction or judgment (Headspace).

Being mindful means to bring the body and the mind together in the now. Practicing mindfulness helps us anchor ourselves by actively directing our thoughts, instead of letting our mind run wild. But that doesn’t mean that we should force ourselves to stop our thoughts. After all, the nature of the mind is to produce them! Mindfulness is more about bringing ourselves back to the present, when we get distracted and overwhelmed by our thoughts and feelings.

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Energy Management Habit 3: Building Positive Relationships in a Virtual World

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When we first moved to remote working over a year ago, video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx seemed like the perfect solution to all our communication issues. At the start of the pandemic, we even used them extensively after working hours. Remember Zoom quiz nights in lockdown number one? After a year of COVID lockdowns, our excitement about these virtual meet ups with friends and family has dropped. We might even experience a slight sense of dread just reading about yet another Zoom call.

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