Core Strengths is powered by the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI 2.0) and the Strengths Portraits, two valid and reliable assessments that enable self-awareness. Self-awareness is essential, because it is the prerequisite to self-management, understanding others, and improving working relationships. Personality is enduring; it’s who we are. The SDI opens a window on personality by making our Motivational Value System (MVS) visible. Simply stated, the SDI shows how three primary motives blend in each person:
- People – to help and develop others
- Performance – to direct action and achieve results
- Process – to establishing clear and meaningful order
People’s motives change as they enter conflict. Everyone reacts differently to a conflict. Some want to keep the peace, some want to go it alone. The SDI 2.0 Conflict Sequence enables people to correctly “see” a conflict in themselves and others – and to manage it more effectively.