Directive Communication is a training and organisational development psychology developed by Arthur F Carmazzi that reveals how people act and react in groups while providing a structure for the influence of those groups. The discipline was founded in 2001 when Carmazzi found himself working in a dysfunctional organisation and performing at levels far below his own aptitude. His findings were later published as he discovered that an individual’s performance was directly related to the mental, physical and emotional factors of identity and how those interacted with environment.
The Directive Communication methodology incorporates motivational and genetic psychology, then applies them to cultivating an awareness of how an individual affects, and is affected, by the dynamics of the people around them in specific groups. Directive Communication became the science of organisational peak performance and was commercially applied to developing leadership, improving corporate culture, Team Development, workforce enhancement and group behavior modification, and in high yield training and development. In a non-commercial environment, Directive Communication serves to cultivate better personal relationships, raising children, and becoming more fulfilled and responsible citizens.
The name, "Directive Communication" refers to the idea that communication is constant, and, is constantly causing and effecting the individuals and groups involved whether it is verbal or non-verbal.
Assumptions of Directive Communication PsychologyEdit
- Individuals have potential to be inspired or uninspired at any given time, depending on their environment and their focus
- Reactions to environment take place in the reptilian brain, and are a product of violated assumptions about the way that things should be
- The reptilian brain does not reason and therefore reactions are “non-intelligent” actions
- By understanding the psychology of how and why people act and react to each other in groups, an individual can change one consistent behavior in an environment, and affect the entire environment.
- The subconscious actions based on assumptions about the way that people should be, manifest the way others treat them
- Because of these subconscious actions, Everyone is personally responsible for the way others treat them and the creation of their own environment
- “Personality” cannot be defined or categorized, it can only be “interpreted” by understanding the 3 separate components of character: the Mental, the Emotional, and the Physical
- Each person Mentally processes the world around them based on a genetic brain processing, and While we cannot change our genetic processors, we learn “software” to compensate
- Our Emotional Motivations are driven by eight primary emotional drivers, these are products of our environment and are subject to change over time
- We have habitual physical postures that affect our focus, attitudes and the way our environment interacts with us.
- 2002 – Identity Intelligence – the force for making the right decisions for personal and professional success
- 2004-2007 – The Directive Communication Facilitation Series (12 volumes)