Psychometrics & Leadership Development
What is it?
Psychometrics is the theory and technique of psychological measurement.
There are various ways to measure and report on skills, knowledge, abilities, aptitudes and personality traits. There's a range of tools that we can use through the Myers Briggs Company, Saville, BeTalent and ABLE but I tend to focus on the tools below for individuals and teams as these offer people the most insight in developing their leadership skills.
Each of the tools have been linked up to the if you're keen to get more information.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Is one of the world’s most popular personality tools. Used by more than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
The Strong Interest Inventory assessment provides robust insight into a person’s interests, so you can help them to consider potential careers, their educational path and the world of work.
Is the world’s best-selling conflict management tool because it helps trainers, managers, and other professionals conduct productive one-on-one and group discussions about conflict.
Highlights strengths and blind spots when it comes to managing emotional information.
I am also qualified to deliver a number of products from BeTalent and these are also linked for more information:
BeTalent Strengths consists of a questionnaire, 360 and card sort exercise designed to identify the core and distinctive strengths of an individual against 30 possible strengths.
BeTalent Resilience consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise, designed to identify 9 elements of emotional wellbeing and resilience.
Decision Styles consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise designed to identify the 10 factors of decision making, problem solving and judgement of an individual.
BeTalent Team consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise designed to identify which of the 15 roles an individual plays within a team including: Architect, Scientist, Integrator and others.
Culture Fit consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise designed to identify the level of fit between an individual's core values and the organisational values.
Inspiring Leader consists of a questionnaire, 360 and card sort exercise designed to identify the core and distinctive strengths of an individual against 11 Leadership Strengths.
What are the Benefits?
Psychometric tools are a great way to provoke discussion, learning and insight. Depending on the tool being used, the benefits might include:
Clarity on your strengths and areas for development
Understanding yourself and others
Enhancing your emotional intelligence
Improve your resilience and well-being
More constructively dealing with conflict
Careers guidance for getting started
Support in navigating a career change or getting a promotion
Improving your interpersonal and communication skills
Enabling you or your team to deliver improved performance
Recruiting the right people for the role
How does it work?
Each tool is used slightly differently, so it would depend on which one we're using. The tools are proprietary and there would be a charge from the Myers Briggs Company or BeTalent for usage.