Class 2: The Visual Decoder Chart

I didn’t record the audio on the live call! It was brilliant, but only the ones who were there know for sure :) I’ve redone it by talking to my cat.

[Lessons Learned]

  • if you aren’t sharing your screen and try to restart you can disconnect the whole webinar
  • then you need to start a new one
  • if you hurry through that process, you can pick the wrong date and time since the defaults are the next day and PM
  • Even though it sounds like you are still connected, you aren’t on the recording (I suspect I needed to call back in to re-initiate the connection between the audio and video.)

Here are the slides Course 3 Class 2 Visual Decoder Chart (warning they include the ‘answers’ to the visual decoder charts) Here is a pdf of the slides if the .ppt doesn’t work for you

Here are the handouts for the class that include the Visual Decoder Chart, The HBDI assessment, and the advanced Decoder Chart.

Part 1

Hermann International

Ned Herrmann did interesting research at GE, looking at thinking styles across a large group of employees. He developed an assessment instrument, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Indicator, HBDI. The handout below is a simple version you can use to get an idea of where you may fall in the model. You can also take the very expensive formal inventory through a certified facilitator. I do know a few if you are interested.

Ned wrote two books, The Creative Brain (1989) and Whole Brain Business Book (1996). There are some fascinating charts in the Creative Brain that show how the thinking styles shift across occupation.

This is a quick adaptation from the Whole Brain Business Book that gives you an indication of what your brain dominance is. It’s like taking a free computer MBTI (Meyer-Briggs) test instead of the full assessment with a certified facilitator.

HBDI Thinking Styles Preferences– quick assessment and whole brain model (included in handouts above)

Part 2- Visual Decoder Chart Parts

Putting it into Practice

Here’s a variety of options for you to practice identifying patterns in the images. They are variations of the same thing, just in different formats for you to chose from.

Here is a Charting_the_Images Worksheet.  The images are from the ImageCenter with charts for you to practice filling in.

Here is the Charting the Images Possible Answers Handout. These are Christine’s interpretations of the images. Remember, no right or wrong, just noticing indicators that we can check out with the client.

Here are Charts, with no images.

These are the images from the worksheets.