The Realise2 4M Model sits at the heart of Realise2. It represents the core theory and research on which Realise2 is based, representing the four combinations of energy, performance, and use, which together define the four quadrants of the model.
These four characteristics - realised strengths, unrealised strengths, learned behaviours, and weaknesses - together make up the four quadrants of the Realise2 4M Model.
The 4 "Ms" refer to the advice that follows from the model, following clockwise:
The Dynamic Nature of the Realise2 4M Model
The Realise2 4M Model is a dynamic model, and Realise2 is a dynamic assessment tool. Unlike personality assessments, where personality is expected to be pretty much fixed over time, strengths are different. The strengths we use and don't use are influenced by the situations we are in. How often we do something can impact on how we feel about it. How we focus on developing something, and whether it comes naturally or not, will impact on how we perform at it. All of these dynamic elements are captured by the Realise2 4M Model.
Just think about what this dynamic approach means in practice:
As you can see, the dynamic nature of the Realise2 4M Model means that strengths are not like personality. Strengths are more fluid, more able to be developed, more dynamic in relation to our situation. In contrast, personality is stable, if not fixed, less able to be developed, and more consistent throughout our lives. This doesn't mean that we can just "choose" the strengths we want to have, but it does mean that our strengths are not fixed at birth, but instead emerge and develop and evolve over the course of our life and through the different situations we experience.
The Realise2 4M Model in Practice - Performance Reviews, Coaching, Individual and Team Development
In practice, the dynamic nature of the Realise2 4M Model means that it is ideally suited for use in performance reviews, coaching, individual and team development, and as a tool to enable people to achieve their goals and objectives.
The essence of the advice from the Realise2 4M Model in these situations is quite straightforward:
Addressing Critiques of the Strengths Approach
Realise2 and the Realise2 4M Model were specifically developed to address some of the critiques that have been made of strengths approaches, including:
Into the Future...
The Realise2 4M Model and the Realise2 strengths assessment tool represent the state-of-the-science in strengths assessment and development. Just as competencies transformed how people were managed in organisations in the 1980's and 1990's, the Realise2 4M Model for holistic assessment and development will transform how people are managed in organisations in the next decade. Use the Realise2 4M Model in your work and you too can be at the vanguard of the future.
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