In our view and experience of 15 years, Harrison Assessments Paradox Graph is quite simply a genius of a Report. It packs “Wow” at both the intellectual and the emotional level. We believe that every manager bar none should be aware of their Paradoxical strengths, dimensions and potential derailing “flips”.
We use the Paradox Report within many workshops for providing awareness at both the individual and team level of participants’ preferred and natural leadership, management, communication, collaboration, decision making approach.
Practical line managers, and especially engineers, love the Paradox Report – because of the depth of analysis that Harrison’s measurement of up to 175 traits can leverage in one Report. Others become quite emotional because they see clearly for maybe the first time when and how they naturally approach or react to specific situations. And also how they may “flip” when under pressure. There are many tearful “aha” moments.
Team leaders and members can see where their team’s natural approach is aligned and where they have a rich diversity to leverage and manage.
Harrison Paradox is based on Yin Yang theory – and derives from the time when Dr Dan Harrison spent significant time in China. In more business speak, the acknowledgement that manager-leaders need to manage complex competing commitments every day and can measure their natural approach to these, enables a seriously indepth and practically useful interpretation.
A word of warning. Harrison Paradox is not one of those Reports where you read a computer generated narrative and then file on a shelf. It requires high touch and uses high resolution – and needs effort to interpret and act on. But it goes as deep as you want it to – and whatever effort you put in, you will get out.