Reality Check Ahead sign on desert road
Reality Check Ahead sign on desert road

So, you’re ready to set off on your personal or team development journey. Hold up, not so fast!

Performing an assessment is essential before powering into personal leadership or team coaching. It’s like planning a road trip. Just as you wouldn’t hit the highway without first checking under the hood and punching your destination into the GPS, an assessment helps you understand your mechanics and maps your growth route. Once that’s done, you can grab the snacks and pick your playlist, ready to drive from your current location to your desired destination.


Assessment Advantages


Take a good look in the mirror. Gain valuable insights into skills, behaviors, preferences, traits, and patterns and how they help or hinder.

Objective Feedback

Numbers aren’t personal. Objective feedback data minimizes biases and subjective interpretations and ensures accurate insights into strengths and areas for improvement.

Customized Development Plan

It’s all about you. Get a customized long-term development plan designed to help meet specific goals and outcomes.

Measurable Progress

You manage what you measure. Start with a baseline, set goals and commitments, and regularly reassess to track progress over time.

Targeted Coaching Sessions

Aim for your bullseye. With insights gained from the assessment, we will focus discussions on concrete behavior, challenges, and strategies for change.

Align Values to Culture

One piece is part of a bigger puzzle. Learn how to better align with the organizational culture and navigate personal dynamics.

Leadership Assessments

A Leadership Assessment is an essential tool for any individual aiming for deep growth and sustained success, promoting self-awareness, offering a comprehensive understanding of your leadership capabilities, and identifying areas for improvement. Gaining a greater understanding your leadership capabilities and how you impact others can pave the way for improved communication, collaboration, influence, decision-making, and your ability to inspire and motivate teams.

About the Assessment: Lectical Assessments are sophisticated scenario-based developmental assessments that ask candidates to demonstrate how they would apply their knowledge and skills to address complex real-world scenarios involving multiple stakeholders and problems with no single correct answer. The primary goal of Lectical assessments is to measure an individual’s capacity for complex thinking, nuanced reasoning, and the ability to consider multiple perspectives. These assessments provide detailed feedback on an individual’s strengths, areas for growth, and stages of development in a particular domain.

What Does It Measure?  The LDMA focuses on leadership skills in VUCA conditions (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). The specific skills targeted in the LDMA fall into four categories: collaborative capacity, perspective coordination, contextual thinking, and decision-making process.

What is the Output? The output of a Lectical assessment includes a developmental profile, which describes the individual’s cognitive development stage based on their responses. This profile includes information about the individual’s ability to recognize patterns, consider alternatives, integrate conflicting information, adapt their thinking in response to new information or perspectives, and generate tailored action items and learning cycles for how to specifically grow and improve.

About the Assessment: The Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) is a 360-degree assessment tool designed to evaluate a leader’s effectiveness and performance across various dimensions. Unlike traditional assessments that focus solely on behaviors, the LCP 360 combines a deep understanding of an individual’s personality with a focus on leadership competencies, making it a powerful tool for leadership development.

What Does It Measure?

The Leadership Circle Profile measures a combination of two critical aspects: Creative Competencies, which are positive leadership attributes that reflect the leader’s ability to create value, foster collaboration, drive innovation, and inspire growth, and Reactive Tendencies, which are patterns of behavior that emerge when a leader is under stress or not fully aware of their impact.

What is the Output? The output of a Leadership Circle Profile (LCP) 360-degree assessment is a comprehensive report that analyzes a leader’s effectiveness, behavior, and leadership competencies from multiple perspectives. The report aims to offer insights into the leader’s positive attributes (creative competencies) and potential areas for improvement (reactive tendencies). Additional outputs include the Leadership Circle Profile graph: creative competencies scores, reactive tendencies scores, percentile rankings, narrative feedback, developmental suggestions, and coaching insights. 

About the Assessment: The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) measures normal or typical personality traits that influence an individual’s behavior in various situations. It provides insights into how individuals generally interact with others, approach tasks, and respond to challenges.

What Does It Measure? The HPI assesses a range of personality traits, including but not limited to sociability, ambition, adjustment, interpersonal sensitivity, prudence, and inquisitiveness. Hogan examines personality from every angle. By measuring the bright side, dark side, and inside of personality, Hogan can achieve the highest level of predictive validity in the industry.

What is the Output? The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) output is a comprehensive assessment report that provides insights into an individual’s personality traits, behaviors, and potential implications for their performance in various contexts, particularly in the workplace. It includes a graphical profile, trait scores, strengths and areas for improvement, trait descriptions, norm group comparison, behavioral implications, job fit analysis, personal development suggestions, interpersonal dynamics, and coaching and development insights.

About the Assessment: The Daring Leadership Assessment will help you gauge your strengths and your opportunities for growth as a Daring Leader.

What Does It Measure? The DLA gives you data in relation to the four Daring Leadership skill sets: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into our Values, Braving Trust, and Learning to Rise.

What is the Output? You will receive a full report of your individual results, summarized at the skill set of courage level.

Team Assessments

Our team assessments play a crucial role in analyzing your team dynamics, communication styles, and the overall effectiveness of collaboration. Our comprehensive evaluations provide valuable insights, awareness, and understanding into the inner workings of your team and how the system currently operates, which is essential for targeted team improvements in the next stage of your evolution


About the Assessment: The Armored Leadership vs. Daring Leadership Assessment looks at individuals’ tendencies and how they fit into a larger team.

What Does It Measure? The Armored Leadership vs. Daring Leadership Assessment looks at your team’s cultural norms, identifying where the group exhibits Armored Leadership tendencies and where/when it exhibits Daring Leadership skills.

What is the Output? The Armored Leadership vs. Daring Leadership Assessment will unearth the behaviors that are getting in the way of courage, where there is consensus about the barriers and disagreement about the source of the problems. The team assessment results are summarized in a report that are used to facilitate a team discussion and learning, resulting in insights and action items that help the teams act with more courage and vulnerability. (No individual results are provided to participants taking the assessment.)

Our Team Diagnostic methods involve a holistic approach, combining assessment tools, individual interviews, observational team meetings, and surveys. Using a focused question panel allows us to dig deeper into the team dynamics, pulling out common themes, strengths, and challenges. These themes are then presented to the teams in a detailed report and is used as the basis for ongoing team coaching work.

Beware: Possible Detour Ahead

Team assessments sometimes uncover issues within the team that need to be addressed before continuing the journey. These issues could range from hidden assumptions to communication breakdowns to skill gaps or even conflicts within the team.

Just like a detour on a road trip, addressing these issues might require you to deviate from your original plan. It might mean pulling over to conduct deeper explorations, provide additional training, or coach conflict resolution sessions. These detours can be time-consuming and might seem like a waste of resources, especially when you’re eager to reach your destination.

However, just as a detour can sometimes lead you to scenic routes and unexpected discoveries, addressing these issues leads to improved team cohesion, increased capabilities, and a more successful outcome in the long run. It’s about investing in your team’s well-being and performance to ensure a smoother journey ahead.

Shift your evolution into high gear. Reach out today!