As an executive coach, I love a good assessment tool – not only for myself, but also for my clients. But with so many tools out there, how can you be sure which ones are legitimate? In other words, which ones are worth your precious time and hard-earned treasure?
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Here are a few considerations:
- Purpose: What am I trying to learn or gain from the assessment?
- Practicality: Is this just for fun (which is OK!), or can I apply acquired insights to my life in a meaningful way?
- Pedigree: Who designed the survey? What are their credentials and/or background?
- Proof: Upon what data or science is the survey based?
- Personal Touch: In what way can these insights strengthen me as a person or leader?
- Payoff: What are some of the online testimonials and/or feedback from those who have taken the assessment?
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I’m not a personal assessment guru – I can’t definitively or authoritatively say which tools are “the best” at this point in my coaching career. After all, I have limited time and treasure myself!
With that said, here a few of my go-to assessments – tools I find practical, enlightening, and valuable as I continue my own self-development growth and coach others:
- CliftonStrengths – understand your unique, natural strengths
- Six Types of Working Genius – understand the type of work in which you thrive
- Business Chemistry – a free, 20-question “hunching tool” designed to improve your relationships at work (and home) through more effective communication
How MOAA Can Help
If you are interested in learning more about these assessments and others, join me for a free Feb. 26 webinar where I’ll provide a broad overview of these tools and, share my results and reports so you can get a peek inside before committing your own resources.
Finally, I invite you to sign up for my workshop, Dare to Dream: Live the Life You Love. Over the course of a month, attendees will dive into what it takes to become the best version of yourself through four building-block modules that will ultimately result in your unique action plan.
During the month, I will share carefully curated content that I have distilled into digestible and practical application so that you can accelerate your timeline to achieving your goals – no matter how small or big they might be.
The fourth Dare to Dream cohort kicks off March 2. Click here for details!
Upcoming MOAA Transition and Career Events
- Feb. 27: MOAA Seminar: Maximize Your Overall Compensation Package
- March 22: Military Executive Transition Seminar (MOAA HQ, Alexandria, Va.)
- March 28: MOAA Webinar: Does Company Size Matter?