Identity Compass® Assessment System

The Book About Thinking Preferences, Motivation and Engagement!


In his book, H. Arne Maus explains the building blocks of thinking and understanding people better. Learn why people do what they do. Learn differences between managers and leaders and what Managers and Leaders specifically need as a profile to be effective. These two roles are identified in Identity Compass. Also, Arne Maus shows the influence of thinking preferences in professional situations and how much you gain by taking them into account when hiring. The aim is to find the right person for the right job – this increases the workplace’s efficiency and at the same time the job satisfaction in the corporate cultures – be it at the level of the company, the department or the team.

You will learn the difference between motivation and engagement. This book shows why motivation is not enough. Today, we can measure engagement within an organisation and demonstrate the kind of productivity you will find in that organisation. In this way, we also show the leverage points for improving engagement and productivity.

The author is the developer of the Identity Compass® system, and in his work, he has set his focus on measuring thinking preferences. By identifying these preferences, whether they are managers, leaders, employees, or even customers, a company can discover new ways to measure motivating and de-motivating factors in the working environment and create ideal working conditions. Not only will this increase workplace efficiency, but it will also enable the company to find intelligent ways to reduce personnel costs.

This book will also support coaches and trainers to provide their clients and participants with more intensive and more practical guidance toward lasting success. All of this is written in an easy to read way.

Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Albert Einstein

Reading this book by Arne Maus, one is pleasantly surprised to find that a book covering such an abstract concept as motivation can be both accessible and understandable. The author takes a plethora of profound scientific insights and, by weighing and sorting their value and validity, creates a coherent structure of relationships. Further enhanced by numerous explanatory diagrams, this book takes a complex and potentially confusing subject and presents it to the reader in a simple format. This book presents motivation in ways that allow the information to be readily assimilated and easily used.

Mark Hübner-Weinhold, Hamburger Abendblatt, Germany

We confuse ourselves when we make such simplistic statements as. «Women cannot park, and men cannot listen» – To seek to define two genders by using two incompatible quality criteria based on one for each gender diminishes both. "It is indeed not that simple. What is missing in this statement is the complexity", says H. Arne Maus, creator of the Identity Compass®. Albert Einstein frequently stressed that we should: "Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler."

Using the principle of "a simple tool to produce complex results", the Identity Compass offers a comprehensive framework for decoding thinking preferences. Identity Compass shows the Why, When and How measures revealing our thinking and behaving patterns. Also, how different factors in the job motivate and de-motivate us. It offers us a simple way to read and interpret the complexity of over 50 thinking preferences.

Urs Tiefenauer, SeminarInside, Switzerland

How can one differentiate between potential leaders and managers? How can vacancies be filled optimally? Miscasting means high costs for each company. In his book "Forget About Motivation", H. Arne Maus shows how Identity Compass measure our Thinking Preferences and how they may be used for selecting suitable candidates. Also, how companies may improve efficiency at work and achieve at the same time a greater work satisfaction. The idea of Thinking Preferences and their influence on the job and the measurement of work motivation is the book's theoretical and practical focus. H. Arne Maus combines the thinking preferences. With the increasingly important topic of "burn-out", he explains how Identity Compass can identify potential bullying in the company based on the measurement of thinking preferences. "Forget About Motivation" is particularly suitable for managers and employees in personnel management as a theoretical basis and practical application. But trainers and coaches will find valuable information and new approaches.

Dieter Bach,, Germany

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Qualified Identity Consultant Germaine Rediger.