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Aligning Your Passions and Personality in Leadership Development - Harrison Assessments™ and Paradox Technology™


The Harrison Assessments and the Paradox Technology are able to provide a framework that could serve as an excellent roadmap to personalize your development in management and leadership positions. Introduced in the last cohort of Executive Leadership Development Programme 2017, the assessment received tremendous positive response. Participants, who are currently the senior executives of NGOs, found the tool "useful, inspiring and insightful", by which they had "known more about the contribution of personal traits to leadership".

Harrison Assessments is an on-line personality assessment to predict present and future performance tendencies based on traits characteristics. Its unique Paradox Technology™ can accurately determine whether a person’s behavioral tendencies are strengths or derailers in a given role, especially in leadership positions. It also gives insights to you on what are doing right, while at the same time encourage balancing factors that will enhance performance and job satisfaction.


• To use Harrison Assessments to know your Paradoxical leadership behaviors and leadership development areas
• To use Harrison Assessments to know yourself and your work and engagement preferences


• Harrison Assessments fundamentals
• Enjoyment Performance Theory and Paradox Theory
• Leadership paradoxical behavior and behavior under stress
• Debriefing of 5 reports of your own:
1.Your Greatest Strengths
2.Your traits DNA
3.Paradox Graph and Paradox Narrative
4.Job Success Analysis as a Manager of Human Services
5.Development For Position as a Manager of Human Services


Course Code : 18B-24
Date(s) : 14/3/2019
Time : 0930 - 1700 (6 Hours)
Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
Target Participants : NGO Supervisors and Managerial Staff with people and resources management responsibilities
Class Size : 25
Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Fee : HKD 2,750.00
    HKD 2,670.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Early Bird Fee : HKD 2,580.00 (Payment on or before 21/02/2019 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Enquiries : 2876 2470 or
Speaker(s) :
Ms. LAM , Lois 林莉君女士
Head, HKCSS Institute
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Ms Lam has over 10 years’ experience in the social service sector. She specializes in NGO’s capacity building and cross-sectoral collaboration. She assisted the Council to establish the HKCSS Institute in 2007 with an aim to enhance management quality of the sector. Ms Lam has provided management consultancy on organization review and talent development for a number of organizations. She is also the project-in-charge of salary survey and competency modeling on leadership. She is a certified DISC behavioral consultant of the Institute for Motivational Living and certified practitioner of Workplace Big Five Profile of the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS), USA, and Harrison AssessmentsTM. She holds an EMBA (HKUST), MSc in Social and Public Communication (LSE) and a GDip in Management Consulting (HKU).


"Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme" does not apply to this course. For other financial support, please click HERE .

Paradox Theory is an application to psychology of Yin-Yang Theory, which Carl Jung extensively studied when developing his own theories. The ancient Chinese body of knowledge known as Yin-Yang Theory was one of the first systems to provide a framework of conceptual opposites. The Harrison Paradox Theory extends that principle to include complementary and paradoxical forces and applies it to specific traits. Harrison Paradox Theory includes a series of principles that can be applied to the individual psyche as well as to organizational dynamics.

The term paradox is used because complementary traits often appear to be contradictory but, in fact, they are not. An example of a paradox used in the Harrison Assessment system is diplomacy and frankness. While these traits may initially appear to be in opposition to each other, they are both favorable (and arguably necessary) traits for success.

Source: Harrison Assessments Technical Manual , Copy© 2015 Harrison Assessments Int’l, Ltd

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