Core Quality iPhone application
Ever since Daniel Ofman in his first book Core Qualities, a Gateway to Human Resources (1992) introduced the Core Quadrant as an easy, simple and very effective way to discover your core qualities, pitfalls, challenges and allergies, core quadrants became part of the Dutch educational system. In the business world, from Universities to high schools to primary schools, everywhere people are encouraged to explore their strength (core quality), their weakness (pitfall), their learning points (challenges) and their personal judgements (allergies). Without exception participants are surprised, inspired and excited to discover the relationships between these four aspects in themselves and others. By now more then a million Dutch people know about core quadrants, and over 100.000 copies of his book have been sold (in the Dutch language only). Core quadrants have virtually become part of the language.
With this application you can go one step further. Thru a 16-step Self Analysis you can build and store 16 core quadrants.
What makes this application unique, is the module Daily Reflection, which enables you to reflect on your daily interactions with others or your own behaviour. The application will then look for correlations between the core quadrants you made earlier and the issue you are reflecting on. It will then either give you feedback or invite you to make a new core quadrant. The application is designed to help you to translate the initial insights you got when you built your first core quadrants, into daily practice, in order to benefit from your increased awarenes. Somewhere in Daniel Ofman's latest book on core qualities Fancy Meeting Me Here..!? it is mentioned: "The world is not waiting for people to become aware of their core qualities. The world is waiting for people who are willing to make their awareness productive and have meaningful interactions. When awareness about yourself has no effect on what you do and how you deal with people, building a core quadrant makes no sense and is a useless exercise."
Why do so many people nowadays spend so little time to reflect? Maybe it is because the price we have to pay for awareness is simply too high. This price is namely responsibility. Once you realise and see what is going on and why you behave the way you do, it automatically makes you responsible. Next time you can't say anymore you didn't know. People are not bad, people are often unconscious and the moment you wake up, you bear responsibility and not everyone likes that. This app is meant for people who want to take responsibility for their own lives and their part in relationships with others. Usually this brings success as well as joy.
Here are some instructions:
1 Do not forget after the installation to go to Settings, then to Core Quality and to fill in your first name.
2 If after opening the app you don't know what the next step is, click i-button in the right upper corner of your screen.
3 If you want to go back one step in the process, click the button in the left upper corner of your screen.
4 After you have completed the Self Investigation, the best thing to do is first Build Core Quadrants, preferably at least two from each starting point.
Once you completed a core quadrant a √ will show up behind the name of the quadrant. You can always adapt the quadrant if you want to.
If however you change the word you started the quadrant with, it will also change that word in the Self Investigation.
5 After you made some core quadrants you can go to Daily Reflection and follow the instructions. If your reflection process results a in new core quadrant, it will automatically be stored with a √ in the same place where the other quadrants are stored (under Building Quadrants)
6 In case you want to erase all the quadrants you made, but not the Self Investigation, wipe Building Quadrants and choose Delete.
7 In case you want to erase all the quadrants you made, including the Self Investigation, wipe Self Investigation and choose Delete.
Application Name: Core
Primary category: Business
Secondary category: Education,
Version Number: 1.0
Support Email: iPhone@corequality.nl
Launching date: November 1, 2010