Self-awareness is an essential component of learning and the catalyst for meaningful change. Self-assessment instruments provide an “aha” experience – a moment of truth that makes learning more powerful. We utilize a number of self-assessment instruments, 360 feedback tools, and team profiles to support individual and organizational improvement. Instruments and tools can be integrated into existing programs, or delivered as stand-alone sessions. Paper and electronic versions are available for most instruments.
The Myers Briggs® Instrument is the most trusted and widely used assessment in the world for understanding individual differences. Knowing your personality type can assist you with career planning, advancing your career or making a career change.
360 Degree Feedback is a system or process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes: the employee’s manager, peers, and direct reports.
Research shows that by taking the right approach in a given situation, a manager can really improve employee morale and performance. The Managerial Style Questionnaire (MSQ) is used to identify the management style that particular managers use most frequently, explore its effectiveness, gather feedback, and identify differences in perception.
To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists.
Research has concluded that spending time building strengths is far more productive than logging countless hours shoring up weaknesses and has created a virtual revolution in the way people think about their natural talents. This book reveals three key findings about leadership and offers readers access to a leadership version of the StrengthsFinder program to help them lead with their top five strengths.
Using the research-based DiSC model, DiSC Classic helps you to better understand why you act the way you do. The foundation of success lies in understanding ourselves and others, appreciating differences, and then adapting our behavior to meet diverse needs.
A Behavioral Style is a pattern of behavior that can be observed in self and others. The “AS I See Myself” profile is a forced choice, self-scoring inventory that measures and summarizes the strengths and challenges of the four primary Behavioral Styles. It is designed for immediate application and is detailed enough to increase your knowledge and understanding but simple enough for you to use in the “real” world.
The LSI can be used purely for self-knowledge so individuals can understand and manage their learning preferences. It can also help facilitators/educators to design learning events that appeal to all learning style preferences. The LSI enables people to identify which phases in the learning cycle they prefer and which they tend to avoid. It also helps them to develop practical strategies for completing the full cycle in order to strengthen their overall learning.
Because no two individuals have exactly the same expectations and desires, conflict is a natural part of our interaction with others. The TKI is a self-scoring exercise that takes about 15 minutes to complete. Interpretation and feedback materials help you learn about the most appropriate uses for each conflict-handling mode. It also gives suggestions for increasing your “comfort level” with your less frequently used styles.
Research acknowledges the importance of well-developed emotional intelligence (EI) as a critical competency for success in building and managing effective working relationships. In fact, recent research indicates that once a threshold of skill and technical competence has been reached, EI is more important than both IQ and technical competence combined for creating and maintaining effective relationships.
"The program gave me a chance to know my strengths and get support from fellow group members." WSBE—FTMBA