Knowledge Resources Group frequently draws from an extensive array of assessments when designing our development and consulting engagements. The decision around which assessment to use and when is based directly on our client's specific needs, the challenges faced, and the hoped-for outcomes. A few we tend to use more frequently are:

Benchmarks Leadership Assessment (Center for Creative Leadership)
For more than 20 years, CCL’s expertise and research-based assessment tools have been used to enhance leadership effectiveness. Benchmarks is a comprehensive 360-degree assessment tool designed for experienced managers that measures 16 skills and perspectives critical for success, as well as, five possible career derailers. Through Benchmarks, leaders learn how others perceive their strengths and development needs, learn how they compare with similar managers in other organizations, and, focus on skills and perspectives critical to being effective and successful.  KRG uses this assessment tool in its executive coaching work.

Emotional & Social Competency Inventory ESCI (HayGroup)
The ESCI is the HayGroup’s latest research-based 360-feedback tool. Based on decades of research, across hundreds of roles and organizations, the ESCI describes 12 competencies that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers. KRG uses this instrument in our leadership development, executive coaching, and team development work.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Assessment (The Table Group)
Based on the award-winning book by Patrick Lencioni, this web-based assessment evaluates your team against the Five Team Dysfunctions. The team gets a detailed report on strengths and weaknesses as well as specific recommendations for overcoming potential team dysfunction.

Social Styles (Wilson Learning)
This assessment is built around a four-quadrant Social Styles matrix and the vital importance of working effectively with different styles. Once colleagues have responded to on-line assessment, participants get feedback on their Social Style, their interpersonal versatility, and specific versatility behaviors. This assessment is used in leadership development programs, executive coaching, and team building engagements.

The Essential Enneagram (Enneagram Worldwide)
The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. The Essential Enneagram contains the first and only scientifically determined Enneagram personality test. We use the Enneagram in our Executive Coaching work to help leaders understand what motivates them, what underlying beliefs they carry into the leadership role, and the keys to personal development.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Consulting Psychologists Press – CPP)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is the best known and most widely used personality tool available today. This assessment helps people understand their own and others behavioral preferences and personality styles. It sheds light on how style differences can contribute to and/or derail communication, teamwork, and performance.

DiSC Profile (The Ken Blanchard Companies)
With its unique Self-Assessment and unlimited 360 Observer Assessment, the DISC profile is designed to help people understand themselves, how their behavior affects others, and how to capitalize on their behavioral strengths. Once people know the characteristics of their own behavioral style, it is much easier to see what drives those around them and how they can interact more successfully with others.

Situational Leadership - LBAII (The Ken Blanchard Companies)
Developed by Ken Blanchard, this highly researched instrument provides leaders with feedback on how they perceive their leadership style and how effectively they match their style with the requirements of a situation. We regularly use this assessment in our leadership development programs to build style flexibility and performance management skills.

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (Consulting Psychologists Press - CPP)
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is the world's best selling instrument for understanding how different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics and for learning how to select the most appropriate style for a given situation. Often used in our team building engagements, it gives a team insight into its profile for responding to and managing conflict.

Contact us to learn more about how we incorporate assessments into our workshops and consulting engagements.


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