At 9 Dragons Coaching and Training I offer a number of psychometrics to help with the discovery process and identifying where you are at. Here I will discuss two of them, DiSC® and Myers Briggs Type Indicator®. Taking any psychometric questionnaire is voluntary. As an authorised facilitator, my role is to explain the results. Any interpretation is left up to you. Through coaching we can apply the learning of such results to your work place. As Professor John Rust from the University of Cambridge commented, “psychometric test results help build the foundation on which effective coaching rests. Any coach should know this information”.
The DiSC model ® has been used for decades to help people understand themselves and others. The Everything DiSC ® gives a comprehensive report profiling a person as either having a tendency towards a dominance, influence, steadiness or conscientiousness style or combination of these. Research indicates that most of us lean towards one or two. This brings to the forefront a guide for people to adapt their DiSC style to the people or situations around them. One of the most powerful aspects of DiSC circle is that it allows us to show the relationship between two people in a straightforward, visual manner.
Everything DiSC 363 For Leaders ® is not just any 360 assessment. It combines the best of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus it answers the “now what?” by giving leaders three strategies for improving their leadership effectiveness.
Over the past 70 years, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ®) instrument has helped millions of individuals throughout the world gain awareness about themselves and how they interact with others. Based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type, Isabel Briggs Myer and her mother, Katherine Briggs, aimed to make this theory understandable and useful in people’s everyday lives. Today, more than 2 million assessments are administered to individuals annually including employees of many Fortune 500 companies. The benefits include:
- improving individual and team effectiveness and performance
- nurture and retain top talent
- develop leadership at every level of an organisation
- reduce workplace conflict
- create an atmosphere of understanding and clear communication
- enhance leadership, teams and emotional intelligence (EQ)
In all of the above instruments you need to be trained and certified to access and use it. This ensures that such instruments are used for the purpose for which type were intended and that it is being administered and interpreted correctly. Dr Goodman is trained and certified in DiSC ®, 363 DiSC ®and MBTI ® plus many other profiling tools. Most of the psychometric instruments are available to you face to face or as an online assessment, with quality feedback session and interpretative report included that can save time and expand your organisations’ goal, purpose and potential.
Other profiling tools such as Strengths Finder, emotional intelligence, workplace engagement and values clarification charts are also recommended during the discovery and presenting stages.