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The HumanGuide Concept for Leaders

Rolf Ledare

The picture shows Rolf Kenmo, management consultant and the inventor of the HumanGuide concept, at a signpost in the Rondane mountains, Norway. He has in many ways had great use of the HumanGuide concept, when he has been a leader, e.g. to staff, start and handle teams, to coach different persons, to handle conflicts, etc.

A strong argument for HumanGuide is that the underlying personality theory consists of eight basic dimensions. Then you get a more nuanced testresult and sharper analysis. Compare with MBTI, where you only “be” one of 16 types. The popular DISC-model (and similar) has only four basic dimensions. And the Five factor model has only five basic dimensions.

The demands on leaders increase all the time, but some tasks are eternal, e.g.

  • How to coach a particular person in a good way? There are few general prescriptions that work for everyone, because all human beings are different. Therefore it is crucial to understand how people differ. The more accurate you are in your understanding, the better you can coach.
  • How to handle the conflict between X and Y?
  • How can I figure out the best person for this task?
  • How is a suitable personal development for me?
  • How to create good teams and then support them in a good way?
  • How should we succeed with our recruitment/staffing?

If you are a leader, then you can look upon the HumanGuide concept as a toolbox with many possibilities, e.g. coaching, staffing/recruitment, handling conflicts, etc.

If you are a leader and wish to have the HumanGuide concept as a part of your toolbox, then you start with doing a HumanGuide PersonProfile via the internet, which takes about 15 minutes. The next step is to fine-tune the result with an authorized "humanguide”, which takes about one hour depending on the objective.

Then you can as a leader continue with a coaching program with your humanguide. There are many versions of a coaching program depending on objectives and conditions. If you are interested, then contact an authorized humanguide or us at Humankonsult AB -- look at the foot of this page.

A strong argument for HumanGuide is that the underlying personality theory consists of eight dimensions. Then you get a more nuanced testresult and sharper analysis. Compare with MBTI, where you "be" one of 16 types. The popular DISC model (and similar) has only four dimensions. And the Five Factor Model has only five basic dimensions.

To summerize – How can personality knowledge support leadership development? In many ways e.g.

  • to understand how to coach people in a good way
  • to recruit and staff well
  • to create good teams and support them in a good way
  • to handle conflicts in a constructive way


The overall result is that you get leaders, who learn to be a leader in harmony with their personality, i.e. to be one's self in an advantageously way. Moreover, they learn to use a very broad and practical toolbox as a support for their leadership. 

Other services...

Please also note that in the other service areas there may be services, which may be relevant, as they partly merge, e.g. team development always involves individual and leadership development. In addition, most of the human development can be applied in private life.

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”Leadership and hiring the right people to companies are crucial for the success and development of a company. We had the seminar “How to optimize the leadership in companies based on entrepreneurship?” with Rolf Kenmo as seminar leader for our business angels and entrepreneurship companies. Rolf’s unique experience from companies, education and research gave a good breadth. Moreover, valuable knowledge and many concrete pieces of advice. Rolf has the ability to handle both common challenges and understand the situation for both investors and entrepreneurs, which make both his documentation and presentations very useful.”

Mikael Ramnö, Keiretsu forum Nordics, Sweden (2017-06-21)

”Rolf Kenmo has adapted Szondi’s theory to everyday life. It is a great idea of conveying the theory to a broad use. That is an essential asset for making the test results immediately accepted and it works in any culture. We use HumanGuide in recruiting and team development for an internationally operating company.

"Thomas Seiler, CEO, U-blox AG, Switzerland (2003)

”The theory is explained very pedagogically in the HumanGuide concepts and it is a good support for my clients (since 2002), in vocational guidance and in coaching. HumanGuide supports well in working life as well as in private life.”

Giselle Welter, psychologist, spec. in vocational guidance, RH99, Sao Paulo, Brazil  (2000)

"Personality has always been a debatable topic throughout research and countless psychometric tests available for use. However none of these tests have the HumanGuide approach, which is practical, simple, easy to use and accurate to act upon. Supported by extensive research, HumanGuide takes in consideration eight factors, using the psychology of colours and symbols for meaningful comprehension.

The HumanGuide test does not stand alone, it goes beyond any other test. It provides unique opportunities to measure further person chemistry, passion index, job and culture profiles...

It has all what an organisation needs to overcome today's more than ever complex human resources challenges.HumanGuide has considerably improved my personal and professional life and I always appreciate our collaboration with Rolf Kenmo."

George Ubbelohde, hospitatlity Industry Executive and Educator, Brussels, Belgium (2020)

"The tests are simple and easy to use. The availability via the internet make them excellent. I have had great use of the concepts for recruitment, development of individuals and teams.”

Sven-Erik Ringström; VD WM-data IT Support AB, now CGI AB, Sweden;  (2003)

"I've been using the HumanGuide since 2012, with excellent results! It has been an assessment tool much requested by my organizational clients.

"Adriana Torres Guedes, Psychologist, Brazil (2020-02-10)

"I hire probably the wrong yellow people". A manager  used DISC's four dimensions. DISC's yellow dimension is represented by three dimensions with the HumanGuide. The colurs in HumanGuide are: Orange, grey, green, violett, blue, yellow, brown and red, i.e. Then the test result will be much more nuanced. Above on this page there is a video with the symbolics for the eight colours.

Manager for a restaurant chain, Sweden (2018-03-02)

"For eight years I had  a personal meeting about my PersonProfile á la HumanGuide. I have done many other personality tests cince then, but my opinion about this "method" is that it was fascinating and the most accurate. The PersonProfile is still pinned up at work."

IT manager, Sweden (2018-04-19)"

As a consultant I have done many personality tests. The results made me feel confirmed, but I didn't get any answer: Why I didn't was happy to 100%? This autumn I did the HumanGuide-test, which only took 15 min to do. It explained for me, where I had most motivation and because of then easiest to be my best version. So now I know!"

Nuclear engineer, Sweden (2018-03-27)

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