In my 25+ years of conducting organizational and individual assessments I have found assessments to be invaluable to uncover what we can't see. But no assessment should be taken at face value. That is why expert summary and debrief are a crucial part of the assessment process.
INDIVIDUAL & TEAM ASSESSMENTS
Self-awareness is the foundation to personal and professional growth. Assessments can provide a way to gain insights to aspects of the client’s style and personality. Different types of assessments help with different kinds of insights. SLS designs the right type of assessment process depending on the client’s objectives.
How are you perceived by colleagues and clients?
360 assessments consist of questions about the client’s leadership posed to supervisors, peers and reports.
Quantitative 360 uses on-line questionnaires tailored to suit the specific areas of inquiry the client seeks. For example a client might be interested in communication style, strategic capabilities or executive presence.
Qualitative 360 uses phone or in-person interviews and provides a deeper inquiry with an ability to dig for the meaning behind the perceptions.
How do you measure up to benchmarks of great leaders?
Leadership Circle Profile. This remarkable 360 uses leadership benchmarks to chart a leader’s progress against the gold standard competencies of leadership.
What are your greatest leadership strengths?
What are the biggest barriers to your leadership?
A number of different assessments can identify both personality insights as well as work and communication style. These assessments are often used at the beginning of a coaching session to catalyze the client self-awareness and set initial objectives for the coaching.
Strengths Development Inventory™
TTI Success Insights™ for Executives, Management-Staff, Sales
What motivates you and others?
This unique assessment creates awareness around what environmental and personal factors are most motivating for a client. With these insights clients can build development plans to launch a more motivating workplace for them and others.
TTI Success Insights™ 12 Driving Forces
Where can you improve your emotional intelligence?
Emotional intelligence assessments help you understand your areas of strengths and challenges.
What is the current state of your team? How do they perceive the leader and each other? What steps areas do they want to make change?
Organization diagnostic with interviews
Before working with a team our facilitation process includes interviews with the team members to take the temperature of the team. This allows us to craft the agenda with the team dynamics and differing agendas in mind.
360 Degree Survey for Organizations
Quantitative surveys for teams assist in creating ratings of how teams are doing today and create a comparison for future improvement.
TTI Team Insights™
Work style and communication assessments provide a basis to create powerful team communication retreats. This assessment gives clear representations of style differences to assist the team to understand how to manage with different styles.
TTI 12 Driving Forces™ for Teams
Motivation assessments are powerful in understanding what drives team members. Leaders gain insight to how to lead differently and team members understand how to work with each other more effectively.