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Byron: Hi, my name is Byron Hebert and this is another Tool Time Update brought to you by your friends at PKF Texas and The Entrepreneur’s Playbook. We’ve been talking about Birkman and the component scores in Birkman – there’s 11 of them – we’ve been going through them and talking about how we use them and how it helps us coach our people and put them in the right teams and that sort of thing and for conflict resolution within our organization. Today we’re going to talk about a challenge score and the challenge score, if you will think about that in the way that people approach that challenge themselves. Someone with a low challenge score is going to kind of depend on their charm and their wit to get them through life; they’re not going to be as challenged on themselves.

A high challenge scorer is someone who’s going to challenge themselves quite a bit; they put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform and that sort of thing. So you think about someone with a high challenge score may be that attorney that you don’t want to be across the table from. Again, there’s no good or bad score here, high or low it doesn’t matter. It’s no indication of their ability to perform within your organization, but it will give you an insight as to how they challenge themselves and those around them. Challenge score - a good component for us to look at, especially if we’re hiring people and make sure that we get the right people in the right job. Again, my name is Byron Hebert and this has been another Tool Time Update brought to you by your friends at PKF Texas and The Entrepreneur’s Playbook.