About

I was introduced to instructional design while I was pursuing my Masters degree in Adult Education and Training at the University of Phoenix. While studying educational technologies, I came across job postings for instructional designers and I read through the responsibilities and requirements that employers were looking for and I was drawn to the career paths. Picture of Brian Langford

What I do as an Instructional Designer is design and develop courses, learning activities, training materials and other resources to company employees or for higher learning audiences. I have primarily been creating materials for hospitals and clinics in the health care industry but I also look for opportunities to create materials in other industries. I take pride in my work and always look for solutions that deliver a high quality product in the most efficient way.

I continuously look for professional development opportunities to broaden my knowledge and challenge my skills to produce curriculum and course materials that are relevant and engaging to learners. I am skilled with Adobe Creative Cloud programs as well as Adobe Captivate, Lectora and Articulate to create quality e-learning materials. I am known for my efficiency, flexibility, frugality, and innovative thinking. I listen carefully to client needs and work quickly to deliver before the deadline.

I invite you to take a look at my site and contact me for any additional information or for a free consult for a project!



Logo: The Predictive Index

Brian Langford

Assessment Date: 04/20/2018
Report Date: 04/20/2018

Strongest Behaviors

Brian will most strongly express the following behaviors:
  • Proactivity, assertiveness, and sense of urgency in driving to reach his goals. Openly challenges the world around him.
  • Independent in putting forth his own ideas, which are often innovative and, if implemented, cause change.
  • Resourcefully works through or around anything blocking completion of what he wants to accomplish; aggressive when challenged.
  • Impatient for results, he puts pressure on himself and others for rapid implementation, and is far less productive when doing routine work.
  • Relatively quick in connecting to others; he's reasonably open and sharing of himself. Builds and leverages relationships to get work done.
  • Fluent, enthusiastic, and comparatively frequent in communication; a motivator who pays attention to others' points of view.
  • Collaborative; works with and through others. Focused on team cohesion, dynamics, and interpersonal relations.

Summary

Brian is a confident, independent self-starter with competitive drive, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. He can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with ideas for dealing with them.

His drive is purposeful, directed at getting things done quickly. He responds positively and actively to challenge and pressure, and he has confidence in his ability to handle novel problems and people. He is an outgoing, poised person, a lively and enthusiastic communicator, tending to be a little more authoritative than persuasive in his style. Brian talks briskly, with assurance and conviction and is a stimulating influence on others, while being firm, direct, and self-assured in dealing with them.

His work pace is distinctly faster-than-average. He learns and takes action quickly. On the other hand, he will become impatient and restless working repetitively with routine details or structured work, will delegate such work if his position permits, and will follow up, focusing on completion and accomplishment, rather than how things were done. With an interest in other people and their development, Brian will delegate authority, limiting such delegation to people in whom he has high levels of confidence, and following up with pressure for timely results.

He makes decisions about people and situations quickly. He assesses what's generally going on, and rather than exhaustively research, pulls together the information he has and takes action forcefully. He's confident in his assumptions about any missing information, and is comfortable acting even in the absence of complete information. For Brian, continual progress towards the general goal is more important than always being exactly on track; he's flexible and will make course corrections as necessary, when the time arises. Sure of himself, Brian sets high standards of achievement for himself and others and looks for opportunities to compete and to win. Venturesome, he is stimulated by new challenges and situations, and is generally driving himself and others to new horizons. He is ambitious both for himself and for the business which employs him.

Management Style

As a manager of people or projects, Brian will be:
  • Broadly focused; his attention is on where he's bringing his team, and what goals he wants them to achieve, rather than on the specifics of how they will get there
  • Comfortable delegating details and implementation plans
  • Reluctant to delegate true authority; he will discuss ideas with others, and is open to their view points, but will only change his mind when the idea better helps his overall goal
  • Quick to follow-up on delegated tasks, generally asking more whether it's finished than how it was accomplished
  • Constantly looking to improve performance and ability to compete
  • Inclusive and team-building
  • Direct and quick to voice his opinion of how things are going.

Influencing Style

As an influencer, Brian will be:
  • Authoritative in guiding the process towards his goal
  • Driven to keep the process moving along as quickly as possible
  • Willing to take risks such as experimenting with a new idea or concept
  • Flexible in working with others to gain agreement in different, and possibly unique, ways
  • Outwardly focused on his audience, intuitively reading them and adjusting his style to meet their needs if he feels it will help advance the process
  • Comfortable and adept at influencing others about intangibles such as ideas or concepts.

Management Strategies

To maximize his effectiveness, productivity, and job satisfaction, consider providing Brian with the following:
  • As much independence and flexibility in his activities as possible
  • Opportunities to learn and advance
  • Opportunities for expression of, and action on, his own ideas and initiatives
  • Variety and challenge in his responsibilities
  • Opportunities to prove himself, and recognition and reward for doing so
  • Freedom from routines and repetitive details, balanced by accountability for results.