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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 (formally OPP), but I tend to focus on four which I have found offer people the most insight in developing their leadership skills.  

Each of the tools have been linked to the MB Company site if you're keen to get more information.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools. Used by more than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies.

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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.

The Thomas Kilmann conflict mode Instrument (TKI® assessment) 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.

The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®) assessments help people understand their interpersonal needs and how those needs influence their communication style and behaviour.

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

  • 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

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 for usage.