Today’s leaders recognize the value of individual and team assessments to develop strengths and opportunities for growth. Our assessments dive deep into core values that drive behaviors into actions.
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Pragmatic Inquiry concerns itself with your character (values/beliefs) and with the implications and consequences of your actions (vision/mission). The goal is to help you read the signs in your life so that you can better own who you are.
This method of inquiry is based on pragmatism, the so-called “Classic American Philosophy.” It is an original American approach that says the meaning of ideas is determined by their consequences—by what action results from the ideas. This takes you far beyond the usual approach of “do whatever works” to an approach that emphasizes putting ideas and beliefs to the test in action. Pragmatism offers you a simple, thoughtful, and efficient way to inquire into and act on the pressing questions or challenges in your life.
During the inquiry process, you will take a closer look at three pragmatic coordinates
too seldom examined in decision-making processes:
1) Your values/beliefs, which guide your behavior, decisions, and actions.
2) Your vision/core purpose, which underscores the fundamental reason you exist.
3) Your mission, which defines the bold course of action you intend to pursue to achieve your vision.
This inquiry and evaluation experience will challenge you to be honest about who you are and where you are going. The ability to “own who you are” is the practical solution to living with purpose. In the wisdom of one of America’s greatest strategists and
“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“A House Divided,” June 16, 1858
Values Assessment - Values Technology
Using the well-researched and independently validated values measurement instrument based on theory developed by Drs. Brian P. Hall and Benjamin Tonna, organizations can understand the collective values of employees, leadership and the organization, thereby improving organizational alignment to take advantage of market opportunities, improve customer service, and decrease costs of misaligned communication.
The Energy Leadership Index (E.L.I.) is a one-of-a-kind assessment that enables leaders to hold up mirrors to their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and overall leadership capabilities. The E.L.I. forms the initial launching point for the Energy Leadership Development System, helping give you a baseline for your current performance and situation. Whether you proceed through the full system or not, the realizations that you’ll gain from the Energy Leadership assessment and debrief process alone will change the way you view your world.
Background: An Attitudinal Assessment
There are two main types of assessments: Personality and Attitudinal. Personality based assessments, such as Myers Briggs and D.I.S.C. are very valuable tools that pinpoint certain personality types so that people can have more of an understanding about what their strengths and weaknesses are. By understanding your personality and how it relates to what you do, you can adapt your behavior to “work with what you have,” to function effectively.
The E.L.I. is an attitudinal assessment, which is based on an energy/action model. This assessment differs from personality assessments as it is not intended to label a person and have them work well within that label. Instead, it measures your level of energy based on your attitude, or perception and perspective of your world. Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered. By working with a coach using the E.L.I., you can alter your attitude and perspective, make a shift in your consciousness, and increase your energy and leadership effectiveness.
VIA Institute © on Character Strength Survey
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. The VIA Survey focuses on your best qualities.
The VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit organization, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, dedicated to bringing the science of character strengths to the world through supporting research, creating and validating surveys of character, and developing practical tools for individuals and practitioners.