We developed Understanding Character to be helpful to people. 

it is that simple.  


When working with groups of people within companies, we noticed that there was often a lack of clear communication which caused confusion and friction.  Most of the time, the people involved had good intentions but failed to meet goals. Work wouldn’t get accomplished and there was  a lot of frustration.

Observing this, we realized that sometimes people were simply not a “good fit” for what it was they had been assigned to do.  We also realized that sometimes it was the people in leadership;  they were not providing proper support for their teams and this was causing the problem.  Sometimes it was all of those things and more.

 

to bring clarity,

we knew that people had to be assigned at least reasonably congruently to their task. 


 A person who struggles with decisions needed to be in a role wherein there was little to no requirement for decision-making.  A person who feels goal-oriented needed to be in a role wherein there were plans to be developed and acted upon.  We also knew that people needed leadership – so leaders had to be identified and developed.

Using an assessment tool, we identify who is more comfortable in a leadership role and who is more comfortable in the team-member role.  This helps us “match” people to their roles.  But there is much more to it than that.

 

Understanding Character classes educate everyone about the differences in people

 and why it is significant to understand that everyone has something they are good at (assets) and something they struggle to manage (liabilities).


Through the classes, people have the opportunity to gain an understanding of character – an understanding that each person is different from every other person.  This includes a deep understanding of one’s self.  This, in turn, helps individuals manage themselves more successfully with clearer thinking.  Overall, it can result in happier and more productive people.

Understanding Character is presented in classes that are 4 hours in length.  Included are: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Philosophical.  Students repeat class levels in order to build a solid foundation.  Along the way, each person is involved in personal discussions including their leaders that help everyone feel more comfortable in their roles.