On an individual level, personality assessments can be used to:
- Increase self awareness
- Support feedback
- Target personal development
On an interpersonal level, these tools can be used to:
- Better understand and appreciate others
- Enhance communication
- Build teams or improve teamwork
- Manage conflicts
- Increase buy-in and motivation
- Delegate more effectively
- Boost performance
- Lead in a way that makes people want to follow
- Facilitate coaching and development
- Remove obstacles to group decision making and problem solving
DMS proposes a selection of tools that meets strict criteria for standardization (compared to benchmarks), reliability (measures the same thing consistently), and validity (it measures what it says it measures).
|Learning Styles |
Each individual favours one of four input mechanisms when taking in new information or processing information. That is, we learn via VIAH: Visual, Interactive, Auditor, or Habitual. Follow the link to this free evaluation.
|Project Management Maturity Assessment || |
<p>Project Management Maturity Assessment</p>
|Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) || |
<p>Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) was developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner to approach leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviours. This 360¢X leadership assessment tool helps individuals and organizations measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying the Five Practices of exemplary leadership.</p>
<p>The Five Practices are subdivided into 10 commitments of leadership and 30 associated behaviours: <br />Practice #1: Model the Way <br />Commitment #1: Find Your Voice by clarifying your personal values <br />Commitment #2: Set the Example by aligning actions with shared values <br />Practice #2: Inspire a Shared Vision <br />Commitment #3: Envision the Future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities <br />Commitment #4: Enlist Others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations <br />Practice #3: Challenge the Process <br />Commitment #5: Search for Opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow, and improve. <br />Commitment #6: Experiment and Take Risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes <br />Practice #4: Enable Others to Act <br />Commitment #7: Foster Collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust. Commitment #8: Strengthen Others by sharing power and discretion. <br />Practice #5: Encourage the Heart <br />Commitment #9: Recognize Contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. Commitment #10: Celebrate the Values and Victories by creating a spirit of community.</p>
<p>Leaders complete the LPI-Self, rating themselves on the frequency with which they think they engage in each of the thirty behaviors. Five to ten other people¡Xtypically selected by the leaders¡Xcomplete the LPI-Observer questionnaire, rating the leaders on the frequency with which they think they engage in each behavior. Respondents can indicate their relationship to the leader¡Xmanager, co-worker or peer, direct report, or other observer¡Xbut, with the exception of the leader's manager, all the observers' feedback is anonymous. Completion Time: 30 questions, 10-15 minutes Languages: English, automated French, manual Development Options: 1. Leadership Workshop DMS provides a 5 day Leadership development program designed to help the participants orient themselves to key concepts, practice and develop their skills as well as develop a plan of action for on the job integration and development of the leadership skills set. What the participant receives: 5 day Leadership program with workbooks, handouts, plan of action Confidential Personality Assessment and Leadership assessment both in colour hard copy and PDF copy. 2. Coaching DMS offer personalized coaching to help individuals understand the full impact of their assessment. Coaching includes the development of a plan to capitalize on the Leadership strengths already in existence and a road map for strengthening the skills that provide leverage towards even better results. What the participant receives: - Instructions on how to complete the assessment - Confidential Report in PDF and hard copy colour format of their assessment - Personal 2 hour coaching session with the option of additional coaching What the organization receives: - Administrative support - Follow up when the participants or any of their direct reports, peers, or manager do not respond in a timely fashion to participating in the assessment process. - Access to the frequently asked questions regarding 360 Assessments and the responses 3. Self Guided Development DMS has developed a workbook that functions like a coach who focuses on action. The workbook includes a guide to interpret the data, set goals and develop strategies to bring about new behaviours and sustain change. What the participant receives: - Instructions on how to complete the assessment - Confidential Report in PDF format of their assessment - Workbook designed to facilitate the development of a plan of action What the organization receives: - Administrative support - Follow up when the participants or any of their direct reports, peers, or manager do not respond in a timely fashion to participating in the assessment process. - Access to the frequently asked questions regarding 360 Assessments and the responses 4. Assessment This assessment is written in a user friendly format and can be used as a stand alone document. What the participant receives: - Instructions on how to complete the assessment - Confidential Report in PDF format</p>
<p>What the organization receives: <br />- Administrative support <br />- Follow up when the participants or any of their direct reports, peers, or manager do not respond in a timely fashion to participating in the assessment process. <br />- Access to the frequently asked questions regarding 360 Assessments and the responses Certification DMS is certified for administering and interpreting the LPI 3600</p>
|Insights Discovery || |
The Insights Discovery Personal Profile produces a 20+ page document in English or French which includes Foundation Chapters that identify an individual’s style and approach, key strengths and weaknesses, value to the team, communication style, possible blind spots, opposite type and suggestions for development. DMS is accredited to administer, interpret and use the Insights Personal Profile.
|Myers-Briggs Type Indicator || |
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) questionnaire is the most widely used psychometric tool worldwide. It is based on over 50 years of research and development and is available in 19 languages. DMS is accredited to administer, interpret and give feedback using the MBTI.
|DiSC Personality Profile || |
DiSC Personality Profile assessment have been used for 30 years and by over 50 million people. It is based on work by William Moulton Marston and assesses 4 dimensions of normal behaviour.
|Other Tools || |
Other Tools DMS and many of our consultants and facilitators are certified in a number of other tools. If you have a tool preference or wish to explore using other options, please inquire.
|Leadership 360 degrees || |
<p>One cannot lead unless people are willing to follow. This tool looks at how we are percieved by others in relation to key leadership dimensions</p>
|360 degrees Feedback || |
<p>Get confirmation of how you are perceived by people who report to you, who are peers, and whom you report to. This ‘taking stock’ is essential for supervisors, project managers, and managers because their job involves producing results through others. The 3600 Feedback gives you a snapshot of the skill set necessary to do your job and how others perceive your business related behaviour.</p>