360 Leadership Insights
We carry out thorough and qualitative 360 leadership insights reviews for our clients to help them understand how they are perceived by their stakeholders (direct team, peers and top management) and understand the impact as a leader of their attitudes and behaviours on others. The process includes confidential and individual interviews with each stakeholder and the production of a qualitative analysis which is then shared with the client in a coaching session.
Interviews and surveys
We carry out qualitative and quantitative diagnostics and surveys to identify the opportunities and challenges of a business, the strengths and weaknesses of a team as well as the motivations and frustrations of the individuals. This allow us to take the temperature and identify the strengths and opportunities we can leverage as well as the pain points and challenges we need to address with the leader and the team.
Many Aesara coaches are accredited in what we believe are some of the best-quality psychometric tools. Each of them offers an opportunity for exploring and understanding of self, others, and team dynamics, providing a lens to examine the complexity of human interactions, reveal unintended consequences, and improve efficiency and performance.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
We recommend MBTI for individuals seeking a psychological self-analysis to gain a better understanding of how they react/respond in teams and pressure situations.
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behaviour is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. The MBTI instrument sorts for preferences and does not measure trait, ability, or character. The MBTI was originally developed in the 1940’s by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers.
We recommend all three Hogan Assessments for high-level executives and senior leadership teams; the Value Assessment for midmanagers and newly formed teams, the Potential Assessment for promotions and new hires, and the Challenge Assessment for performance issues.
Hogan suggests a person’s natural advantages, or “edges”, and their potential behavioural derailers or “risks”, in a job or business setting. Hogan offers three levels of self-awareness:
Value Assessment – Core Values and Motivators for Leadership Roles
Potential Assessment – Strength and Competencies for Leadership
Challenge Assessment – Derailers and Personality-Based Performance Risks
Hogan was developed in 1980 as one of the first measures of personality designed specifically for a business environment and are based on tests scientifically designed for the workplace and rigorously validated with populations of working adults.
We recommend Insights to help build high performing leadership teams, increase team members’ self-awareness of their work preferences and styles as well better understand and recognize their unique contribution to the team.
The Insights® Discovery is based on the Jungian theories of psychological type. It takes into account 3 dimensions of personality: our preference for the inner and outer world, the way we gather information and the way we make decisions. Insights also describes personality through 4 energies, Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool blue which eases the memorizing of the tool and speaks to imagination in terms of behaviours and attitudes. 8 personality types are derived from this model. The Insights report is one that participants tend to appreciate instantly, as it’s easy to digest, it provides input on strengths, development areas and the way people need to interact with you to be effective.
We recommend Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) as an emotional intelligence tool to develop an understanding of empathy within the broader context of 14 traits of emotional intelligence.
When people are labelled by themselves, or others, as having low emotional intelligence, it can be very complex to understand what society means by this, what others experience and most importantly, how to find a way to break down the broad statement into manageable steps for development of greater EQ. TEIQue is designed to explain how well people understand and manage their emotions, how well they interpret and deal with the emotions of others and how they use this knowledge to manage relationships.
Positive Intelligence and Saboteurs
We recommend Positive Intelligence and Saboteurs for leaders and leadership teams looking for a pragmatic understanding of their key derailers when working under pressure and the impact they are having on each other in a team. It provides a safe language in a team environment to both discuss the team dynamics and call out the bad-day behaviour.
Developed by psychologist and businessman, Shirzad Chamine, Positive Intelligence is the science and practice of developing mastery over your own mind so you can reach your full potential for both happiness and success. With Saboteurs, Chamine identified the nine human behavioural derailers when we are under pressure.
Your mind is your best friend, but it is also your worst enemy. Your Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ®) is the percentage of time your mind is serving you as opposed to sabotaging you. Your PQ indicates how much mastery you have over your own mind. Saboteurs are your invisible agents of self-sabotage. They represent your brain’s automatic mental habits with limiting beliefs and assumptions about how to handle life’s challenges. They include the Judge, Controller, Avoider, Victim, Stickler and 5 others. Your Saboteurs are at the root of much of our stress, unhappiness and negative feelings. By identifying your saboteurs and strategising your PQ, you can learn to meet your challenges by activating a different voice and region of your brain that performs far better while producing positive feelings like curiosity, empathy, creativity, and peace, with a laser focus on action.