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February 22, 2006

News & Opinion: Emergenetics -- An Introduction

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I love both talking and writing. If you could see my Emergenetics Profile, you would recognize right away that I have a lot of Expressiveness that has to go somewhere. This is my first blogging experience, and Im excited to find a new way to share my lifes work. Blogging forces me to sit down and compose my thoughts in writing, but happily I can anticipate your responses in return. Falling somewhere between a slow conversation and a rapid exchange of letters, blogging lets me tell you what is on my mind, and hear back from you about what is on yours.
I have been told that in this first blog I should introduce myself. My name is Geil Browning, I am the founder and president of Emergenetics International and The Browning Group International, and I do corporate consulting, leadership coaching, and one-on-one executive guidance. I come from a long line of teachers, and my teaching gene combined with the Expressiveness I just told you about makes me eager to tell you all about Emergenetics.
With my colleague Wendell Williams, Ph.D., I developed the Emergenetics questionnaire, a self-assessment instrument that reveals each individuals unique combination of Thinking Attributes (Analytical, Structural, Social, and Conceptual) and Behavioral Attributes (Expressiveness, Assertiveness, and Flexibility). Each personality attribute is given a spectrum, so your Emergenetics Profile is a picture of where you place yourself on all seven spectrums. You can access all seven traits to different degrees, but you will always return to your natural set point for each one.
Check out this page to see what an Emergenetics Profile looks like, and how we use different colors to represent the seven different attributes.
Also read the extended entry to see definitions of the different attributes.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.