Issue 58 [ISSN 1712-468]

Facts are facts and will not disappear
on account of your likes.

Jawaharial Nehru
Indian politician
1889 – 1964


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Focus on Professional Development

Why My Favorite Personality Style Instruments
Are Not
DiSC, MBTI, and True Colors!

Guest Author

Richard Knowdell, MS, NCC, NCCC, CCMF, is the President of Career Research & Testing, Inc., and author of six books, including Building a Career Development Program: Nine Steps for Effective Implementation.

Richard has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and at San José State University. In 1996, President Clinton appointed him to the Board of Examiners of the United States Foreign Service.

Richard is past president of both the California Career Development Association (CCDA) and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Association of Career Management Professionals (IACMP), and a frequent presenter at national and international career development conferences.

During the past 30 years, I have invested a substantial portion of my time in the development of a wide range of instruments, to be used throughout the world by career training practitioners for the career assessment of working adults.

For over 20 years, I have found three CRG style instruments—the Personal Style Indicator (PSI), Job Style Indicator (JSI), and Entrepreneurial Style and Success Indicator (ESSI)—extremely effective for career development professionals.

In the early 1980s, I was looking for personality-type instruments that
1. were easy to administer;
2. had high face validity;
3. yielded a straightforward interpretation;
4. did not require a psychologist as the administrator; and
5. could be used by career practitioners without investment in costly and time-consuming training.

That's when I discovered CRG's Personal Style Indicator(PSI)—it met all my
requirements. I have used the PSI, JSI, and ESSI with the hundreds of executive coaching and outplacement clients with whom I worked in California's Silicon Valley.

In addition, for the past 15 years I have been using the PSI, JSI, and ESSI with the thousands of Career Counselors and Career Coaches I have trained in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

I have also taught the use of these instruments in my employee career-development courses for human resources professionals at San José State University (1985 to 2001) and career assessment techniques courses for professional counselors at the University of California, San Diego (1990 to 2002).

I have found the face validity of these instruments extremely high. By face validity, I mean the person taking the instrument believes the tool provides a very accurate picture of himself or herself. A common reaction of professionals viewing their in-depth interpretations is "I was amazed at how accurately it described me."

In the graduate level courses I teach on career assessment techniques, I present the students with several personality assessment instruments, including

  • the Personal Profile (DiSC);
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI);
  • True Colors; and
  • I-Speak Your Language.

The instruments the students find most accurate and practical are always CRG's Personal Style Indicator, Job Style Indicator, and Entrepreneurial Style and Success Indicator.

In the Career Coaching courses I teach, there is a wide variety of education levels. Some participants have PhDs in counseling and some have no college training. I find the PSI, JSI, and ESSI appropriate for and understood by all.

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Find out why CRG´s Online Personal Style Indicator is preferred by over 80% of professionals who—once they attend this CRG workshop—no longer feel comfortable using alternatives like DiSC, MBTI, and True Colors

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  • Realize the key factors that influence 80% of individuals to dislike their job or work—from feelings of irritation to downright loathing—and what to do about it.

  • Learn a simple—yet-powerful strategy to immediately accelerate others' success.

  • Become aware of how to instantly increase your credibility and effectiveness with others—and how to teach others to do the same.

  • Discover why over 85% of professionals prefer our assessments and switch from the competition´s resources—and why CRG tools are far above all the others in the marketplace.

  • Understand the importance of a holistic and congruent development model and how CRG´s family of 100+ resources fulfills this critical principle.

  • Identify how to incorporate CRG resources to provide effective solutions for the people in your specific client group—to meet and exceed their needs.

  • Believe that by attending this event, you instantly increase your value and capabilities for serving your constituents.

...and much more.

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Upcoming Events

Who:Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Assess for Success" Session and Roundtable
University of Wisconsin's Career Conference 2009
Where:Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, Wisconsin
When:January 27 and 28, 2009
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What: CRG's Train-The-TrainerI
Where:Vancouver, British Columbia
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Who:Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Assess for Success"
"Personal Style Workshop" Mini-Session
plus CRG Attends the Trade Show
12th Annual BC Career Development Conference
Where:Coast Plaza Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia
When:March 3 and 4, 2009
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Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: 1-Day "Personal Style Indicator Certification Workshop"
CMA Post Conference Workshop
12th Annual BC Career Development Conference
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Vancouver, British Columbia
When:March 5, 2009
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Privately Sponsored Event

Who:Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: Full-Day Session on "Building Relationships with Style"
Where: Chilliwack, British Columbia
When:March 7, 2009

Privately Sponsored Event

Who:Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Leading with Style"
"Achieving Wellness and Health with Balance"
"Building Relationships with Style"
"Living On Purpose"
Where: Lethbridge, Alberta
When:March 27, 28, 29, 2009

Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Assess For Success—Creating Careers of Greater Value" National Career Development Conference
Where: Toronto Marriot Downtown
Toronto, Ontario
When:Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Assess for Success"
"Living On Purpose: From Mediocre to Meaningful"
20th Annual National Association
of Workplace Development Professionals
Where: Hilton Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
When:May 31 to June 3, 2009
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Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: CRG's Train-The-Trainer I
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia
When:June 4, 5, 6, 2009
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Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: "Assess for Success"
This session will be presented twice.
Canadian Payroll Association 27th Annual Conference 2009
Where: The Fairmont Empress Hotel and Conference Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
When:June 11 and 12, 2009
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Who: Ken Keis, President and CEO of CRG
What: Dr. Sally Gelardin will interview Ken.
Where: Dial-in. Please preregister.
When:Tuesday, July 30, 2009
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What´s New?

The third edition of CRG's Secrets of Success Journal is now available to download. The print version is available from our CRG office.






Welcome Tracie Austin Back to CRG!

Tracie traveled home to Australia for a few months. She will make her home here in Canada for at least the next year.



The new CRG Corporate Learning Center (CLC) is now available.

We will make a major announcement when we finalize the additional features and capabilities.

What are some of the benefits of the CLC?

  • You may set up and administer your own Corporate Learning Center and create groups, as required.
  • You may place assessments into individual or group accounts easily, from your control panel.
  • You have the option of choosing various permission levels, depending on the individual and your groups. For example, a manager can see her results plus the results of her staff, but the staff can view only their personal results.
  • You can confirm if and when an individual has completed his or her results and review those results, with permission.
  • You can access your CLC through your privately co-branded landing page. No other CRG navigation is present and your company logo headlines the page.

Plus much more.

The CLC requires a subscription.

  • You save 10% when you subscribe for a year.
  • Affiliate Fees and Associate discounts will apply to reduce the net cost.

CLC Subscription Fees

Number of ParticipantsTotal Fee Per Month Total Fee Per Year
1 to 100$49 $500
101 to 250 $99 $1000
251 to 500$199 $2000
501 to 1000$399 $4000
1001 to 2500$699 $7000
2501 to 5000$999 $10,000

Coming Soon!

The CLC will include

  • the Job Style Compatibility Report, where the results of the Personal Style Indicator and the Job Style Indicator are compared for compatibility purposes; and
  • the Manager's Job Style Indicator, where more than one person can contribute to creating a single JSI.

These new Online offerings are only weeks away!

Reminder: Please update ALL your links to CRG products and other areas. The product and banner links from the old Website are no longer operational.

Simply go to the Partner area to upload the new images and Partner links.

Please... if you find any errors or difficulties in the new site, please contact CRG immediately. We will respond quickly to correct programming mistakes.

CRG President and CEO Ken Keis is available as a conference speaker and radio and TV guest—and for interviews in print .

For the past few years, Ken has been rebuilding CRG and revising each of CRG's 12 core assessments. With the assessment project completed, Ken has more time for speaking, training, and media events.

Since 1989, he has conducted more than 2000 presentations and written over 2 million words of content. Ken has recently presented at career, HR, and leadership conferences across North America.

To see Ken in action, please click on this link.

Find out more about Ken´s topics and availability.
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