We believe that assessment instruments serve as powerful tools for exploring an individual's hard-wired preferences and can provide useful, actionable insights into individual behavior and team dynamics.
Several of our team members are certified in administering research-based assessment and feedback tools that are known and trusted by consultants and coaches worldwide.
Assessments, coupled with either one-on-one or team coaching, can raise awareness about habits and patterns that can inhibit success as well as those that can bring a person or team to the next level of effectiveness. For teams, experiencing assessments as a unit can foster greater understanding, help increase overall productivity and, most importantly, provide a framework in which individuals can better understand and manage their skills and abilities.
Contact us to explore which assessments would work best for you and your team:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): A measure of Carl Jung's psychological types and useful for gaining insights about how individuals work and interact with others; helpful as a starting point for team building or leadership development.
- Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0): A measure of emotional intelligence and useful as a starting point for creating employee or leadership development plans, particularly related to communication, management, and conflict resolution. The EQ360 assessment includes input from those who work with the individual and, compared with the results of an EQ-i 2.0 self report, provides a more complete 360 degree profile.
- StrengthsFinder 2.0: Based on the bestselling management book, this assessment helps individuals identify and develop their natural talents.
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI): A measure of typical behavior in conflict situations; useful in helping people understand the ways in which different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics. Can be useful in fostering self- and other-awareness, as well as serve as a foundation to improve effectiveness in managing difficult situations.
- FIRO-B: The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior Assessment assesses individuals' desired and expressed needs based on three interpersonal dimensions: Inclusion, Control, and Affection. The FIRO-B can provide useful insights into team dynamics and be used as part of team building and personal development plans.
- Parker Team Player Survey (PTPS): A self-assessment that helps individuals identify the roles they often play on teams and learn how to adjust their styles to meet the team's needs; provides useful insight into team composition, supports professional development, and offers opportunities for meaningful team dialogue.
- Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI): Based on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model, this 360 degree assessment helps leaders measure and build their leadership skills.
- DiSC: A self-assessment to explore and discuss behavioral differences; useful to increase self-awareness, provide a framework for discussion, and facilitate better management and teamwork.
- WorkPlace Big Five Profile: A personality assessment based on the Five-Factor Model of Personality, this profile serves as a tool to understand behavioral tendencies and their impact at work; useful as a foundation for employee or leadership development plans.
- Style Matters, The Kraybill Conflict Styles Inventory: A tool that helps users understand their preferred style of conflict management and provides suggestions for how to work better with others.
- Essi Systems' Resiliency Map: This assessment pinpoints strengths and vulnerabilities under conditions of stress and helps individuals chart more effective strategies for enhancing personal wellbeing and overall job performance.
- KEYS to Creativity and Innovation: This team and organizational assessment designed by the Center for Creative Leadership measures the climate for creativity, innovation, and intelligent risk taking.
- Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI): A tool to help team members develop more productive internal and external relationships, improve personal, professional, and team effectiveness, and reduce the hidden costs of unresolved conflict.
- Communicating Styles Survey: This self-administered survey identifies communicating styles under normal and stress conditions and offers suggestions for becoming a more effective communicator in all circumstances.