Our Assessments Provide A Link Between Leadership And Organizational Performance
We provide eight valid and reliable assessment tools that help clients discover and influence the motives that drive behaviors. These tools provide valuable insights and a proven learning method that people can actually use to develop better leaders, build more effective teams, and reduce the growing costs of conflict.
Research suggests that relationships, while often considered a “soft” skill, actually play a direct role in organizational and team performance.
New goals, different team members, and changing roles, structures, and accountabilities are realities in today’s workplace that generate stress, conflict, and other relationship issues at all levels of the organization.
Faulty work relationships often result in conflict that impacts every aspect of a business – from board and executive relations, to customer relationship management, supplier partnerships, and employee and labor relations.
Conflict impacts leaders, teams, and individuals, and frequently is the underlying cause of the typical issues that arise in today’s work environments. Studies show that more than 65 percent of performance issues result from strained relationships – up, down, and across the organization. It is not the lack of knowledge, skills, or motivation, but the mismanagement of relationships that creates the greatest cost to organizations.
The suite of assessments address the root causes of these issues so that people can make meaningful, sustainable changes in how they lead and work with each other.
By understanding why people do or say things in certain situations, we can make better decisions and avoid or deal with unproductive conflict more effectively. Our assessment(s) have the tools needed to develop better leaders, build more effective teams, and reduce the costs of conflict.
The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) helps people understand themselves by helping them understand the motives that drive their behaviors in two different conditions — when things are going well and when they face conflict. By increasing self-awareness and interpersonal awareness, it increases personal effectiveness and interpersonal effectiveness.
The Strengths Portrait ranks how a person values and uses 28 unique strengths (or behaviors) to produce a picture of how they choose certain behaviors when working with people.
The Overdone Strengths Portrait ranks how frequently a person may overdo the 28 different strengths (our unique perspective on what most would call “weaknesses”). This provides insight into the costs of overdone strengths and reveals sources of preventable conflict.