Assessments: Facilitation, Administration, and Understanding

All of the assessments below are effective for individuals, teams and larger groups.

Whether you want to build your team, refine your skills as a leader, or would like a deeper understanding your natural strengths, the tools below can help you increase your understanding of yourself, your team and your organization.

In organizations, we often ask employees who hardly know each other to work together to make important decisions, collaborate cross-functionally or resolve misunderstandings. Without professional relationships in place, this is challenging at best. When team members work remotely or virtually, this is a situation ripe for lost productivity and misunderstandings and the development of mistrust.

Assessments are one way to jump start the professional relationship building process by increasing understanding, giving team members a common, non-judgmental language through which to discuss their similarities and differences, and then begin the conversation about how to work together effectively. Assessments also set the stage for establishing trust and discipline on teams by opening up more truthful conversations about the trust and discipline needed for a particular team to be effective in achieving its strategic results.

Types of Assessments:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

The MBTI is an instrument designed to help you understand your innate personality preferences in the following areas: where you get your energy, how you take in information, how you make decisions and how you prefer to operate in the outside world. These preferences influence your leadership, communication, and conflict management styles, and help you better understand yourself and how you interact with others. For more detailed information on the MBTI, please click here. The MBTI can be combined with the StrengthsFinder 2.0 (described below) for a more comprehensive look at your strengths and preferences.

Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).

The TKI is the world’s best selling conflict management assessment. This instrument identifies the five conflict-handling modes (competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, accommodating), teaches people how to use their style effectively, how each style affects group dynamics, as well as how to use the most appropriate style for a given situation.

StrengthsFinder 2.0.

The StrengthsFinder is an online assessment designed by the Gallup organization to help people uncover their top five (out of 34) natural strengths. Once you’ve taken the StrengthsFinder 2.0, I can help you understand your themes and the best ways to apply them. This assessment can be combined with the MBTI for a more complete assessment of your strengths. For more information and to take this assessment, please visit the StrengthsFinder website.

More Areas of Focus for Learning!

Topics include contemporary areas of focus as well as dynamic conversation to engage, empower, and excel.

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