Take a look at a few of my favorite tools I’ve been successfully using during the course of my career.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (or NLP), is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioural competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behaviour.
NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about.
Here some NLP Applications:
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
The MBTI instrument is the best known and most trusted personality assessment on the market.
Far more than just personality tests, MBTI provides a constructive, flexible framework that can be applied to all areas of human interaction and personal development.
The MBTI profile reveals how we see and interact with the world, giving insight into our motivation and the motivation of others. This provides a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness.
DISC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. DISC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioural differences.
This can be within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships.
The DISC Personality Profile identifies patterns of behaviour, and can be used to implement solutions for maximising an individual’s strengths and minimising weaknesses. The DISC Personality Profile is used in a wide variety of settings, including business, education, sales, coaching, and counselling.
Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode Instrument
Given the stress-inducing state of our economy, it is not surprising that conflict in the workplace between coworkers, team members, and anyone else who might have a difference of opinion is an ongoing challenge.
The TKI assessment has been used for more than 35 years to help people understand their preferred approach to managing interpersonal conflict and learn new approaches.
It identifies five different conflict-handling styles and explains how and when each one may be used most effectively.
The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) describes normal, or bright-side personality – qualities that describe how we relate to others when we are at our best. Whether your goal is to find the right hire or develop stronger leaders, assessing normal personality gives you valuable insight into how people work, how they lead, and how successful they will be.
The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) describes the dark side of personality – qualities that emerge in times of increased strain and can disrupt relationships, damage reputations, and derail peoples’ chances of success. By assessing dark-side personality, you can recognise and mitigate performance risks before they become a problem.
The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) describes personality from the inside – the core goals, values, drivers, and interests that determine what we desire and strive to attain. By assessing values, you can understand what motivates candidates to succeed, and in what type of position, job, and environment they will be the most productive.
Spotlight is a personality profiling tool, designed with performance in mind.
Based on the science of psychology, along with decades worth of experience in the elite sport, Spotlight has been applied with organisations and teams from a wide range of fields, from the elite sport to the financial sector.
The core principles of Spotlight are:
- Modern personality theory shows that we change across contexts, and with volitional effort – it’s important to recognise and understand this shift
- To connect and thrive in the modern workplace, it’s important to be able to FLEX our behavioural style and COPE in a variety of ways, depending on the mindset that we need
Spotlight can be used by anyone who is interested in getting the best out of themselves and others.
Using a combination of workshops, coaching, and personal development, Spotlight can be used by organisations to embed a new way of thinking about performance and people.
LEADING DIMENSION PROFILE
The Leading Dimensions Profile (LDP) is a 95-item survey of psychometric constructs, specifically designed for personal and professional development applications. Such applications include: training, coaching, professional development, career guidance, talent management and personal improvement.
The LDP is based on a dual factor interaction model, meaning that two independent psychometric factors interact to graphically and descriptively summarize behavioral preferences and tendencies – yielding four distinct profiles. Each factor is derived from three independent facet dimensions, and is supported by two secondary (non-facet) dimensions, each of which helps to describe the expected behaviors.