Good communication isn’t magic. There’s a science to it, and it comes through the strategic use of assessments in communication training and coaching. Focusing attention on individual strengths and limitations, assessments help establish working foundations, create benchmarks and stimulate engagement and action.
Excelerate is certified to recommend and employ a wide range of assessments, including personality assessment tests, based on particular needs and situations. Through our years of experience, we’ve found the following assessments to be extremely effective for individuals and organizations.
Excelerate’s Communication 360 assessment is a revolutionary perception management tool that helps individuals to understand the specific ways in which their communication effectiveness is perceived across key stakeholder groups. The Communication 360 assessment measures participant communication across 14 skill areas and provides clear and actionable feedback.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment test in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, the Myers-Briggs offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate and interact. Versatile and dependable, the MBTI tool sets the stage for lifelong learning and development. The Myers-Briggs personality assessment test is used to develop individuals, teams and organizations to meet today’s challenges in such areas as communication, team building, leadership and career management. Individuals and organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, use more than 2 million Myers-Briggs assessments worldwide each year.
The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation–Behavior® (FIRO-B®) assessment helps people understand their own behavior and that of others in interpersonal situations. For more than 40 years, this classic 54-item personality assessment test has been used to clarify human interactions in personal and business situations. It explores three basic interpersonal needs—inclusion, control, and affection—along two dimensions: expressed and wanted. The FIRO-B assessment can be used as an integral part of team-building initiatives, personal development plans and communication workshops.
The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is the world’s best-selling instrument for conflict resolution. The 30-item, forced-choice inventory identifies a person’s preferred conflict-handling mode, or style, and provides detailed information about how he or she can effectively use all five modes—competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding and accommodating. Using the Thomas Kilmann Instrument, individuals can learn to move beyond conflict and focus on achieving organizational goals and business objectives. Organizations can apply the Thomas Kilmann Instrument to such challenges as change management, team building, leadership development, stress management, negotiation and communication.
The CPI 260® assessment objectively describes individuals the way others see them. It builds on the exceptional history, validity and reliability of the California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) assessment, transforming this trusted resource into a leadership development tool for today’s organizations. The 260 items on this personality assessment test measure more than two dozen scales in such areas as dealing with others, self-management, motivation, thinking style, personal characteristics and work-related characteristics.
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