Assessment and diagnostic tools are used to understand the personal dimensions of leadership, career interests and achieving peak performance in one’s professional and personal life. At Hi-Point we use various assessment tools such as Meyers Briggs, Leadership Styles, Strength Finder, and 360 degree assessment. For organizations, we use assessment tools to help employees identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses and how they interact with their peers, subordinates or direct reports. For individuals, we use assessment tools to help them build an awareness of their personality profile, how they relate to others, are perceived by others, and gain an understanding of their personal strengths. Integrated with our coaching services, we use the knowledge and self-awareness gained from assessment tools to develop leadership practices that draw upon your strengths–from leading teams, decision making, achieving goals, improving performance, and relating to others.
In our coaching practice, we use a combination of one or more of these assessments to guide and coach you on your journey of self discovery and self-awareness:
- Meyers Briggs Type Indicator: The MBTI assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories proposed by Carl Gustav Jung and first published in his 1921 book Psychological Types. Jung theorized that there are four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. Learn More
- Leadership Styles: Kurt Lewin and colleagues did leadership decision experiments in 1939 and identified three different styles of leadership, in particular around decision-making. These are authoritarian, democratic and laissez-faire. Other researchers have expanded on this research to develop variations of these styles. Learn More
- Strength Finder: Developed by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. the “Clifton Strengths Finder,” is a personal assessment test which will outline the user’s strengths. The authors advocate focusing on building strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses. The Gallup Polling organization has further distilled the theory into practice by interviewing 1.7 million professionals from varying fields. Having quantified the different traits of the people they interviewed, they came up with 34 distinct patterns—what they call “talent themes”—that best describe the range of human uniqueness observed during their research. Learn More
- 360 degree Assessment: 360-degree feedback, also known as multi-rater feedback, multi source feedback, or multi source assessment, is feedback that comes from members of an individual’s immediate peers, subordinates and supervisors as well as a self-evaluation. It can also include, in some cases, feedback from external sources, such as customers and colleagues or other interested stakeholders. It may be contrasted with “upward feedback,” where managers are given feedback only by their direct reports, or a “traditional performance appraisal,” where the individuals are most often reviewed only by their managers. Learn More