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"Employees are vastly more satisfied and productive, it turns out, when four of their core needs are met: physical; emotional; mental and spiritual…[sic] Gallup found that companies in the top quartile for engaged employees, compared with the bottom quartile, had 22 percent higher profitability, 10 percent higher customer ratings."

Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath, The New York Times, 2007

To facilitate change, it helps to understand our own motivations as well as the motivations of those on our teams or within the organization as a whole.

Prior Consulting is certified to use the following assessment tools. We recommend specific assessment tools depending on the type of engagement, organizational needs, and expected outcomes.

These assessment tools can be delivered through one-on-one coaching engagements or in team workshops.

  • Hogan Assessment Suite

    This suite offers a multi-dimensional approach to personality assessment. The instruments measure personality characteristics, career derailment risks, core value drivers, and cognitive style.

  • Leadership Versatility Index

    A 360 degree feedback survey that reflects the complexities of leadership. The patented instrument measures both “underdoing” and “overdoing” as well as effective performance.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    The classic personality assessment based on the 16 personality types developed by Carl Jung.

  • Thomas-Kilman Conflict Styles

    Used by HR professionals and Organizational Development consultants, this tool helps individuals open discussion on difficult issues and facilitates learning about different modes of handling conflict.

  • CCL Assessment Suite

    This suite of 360-degree feedback instruments helps organizations create a common leadership language and consistent feedback process across all levels of the organization.

  • FIRO-B®

    The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations OrientationTM assessment measures interpersonal needs on three scales: Inclusion, Control, and Affection. It’s particularly effective as it reveals how interpersonal needs drive people’s behavior.

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