I recently became certified in the DISC, Motivators and Hogan Assessments. I have always liked doing assessments and have done many different ones throughout my career. There are some slight variations that you may see if you take an assessment multiple times which can happen when you are at different career stages. For the most part it has just helped me really get to know my natural tendencies even more. These can be helpful as you are looking at how you communicate and work with other styles that are the same or different than yours. Each one has given me a few “aha” moments that connected the dots for me about something I didn’t realize or maybe was a blind spot that I didn’t see before.
I decided to give my husband and two oldest children the DISC and Motivators assessments. I was hoping that it would provide some information for them on how they behave and why they are motivated to do what they do. I also thought it would help me as a parent and spouse to better understand them and how to communicate more effectively (anyone with teenagers knows that this can be a challenge, except when you are using snapchat!)
I had my guesses as to what I thought the results might be for all of them. I was pretty close on my husband and one of my daughters. The other daughter came out a little different than I expected. There were also a few things in their motivations that showed up a little higher or lower than I thought. There were a few debates on a few areas (which I expected) but the positive thing is that it has given us some terminology to use when we talk about things now. Overall, after we talked about the results, they agreed that they were pretty accurate.
Here is some more info on the assessments if you are interested in having one done for you, your team, your organization or members of your family! The assessments are online and provide a great report that you get to keep. I am offering a 50% discount for the assessment and debrief if you sign up before the end of July! Send me a note and we can get started!
DISC and MOTIVATORS ASSESSMENTS
The world’s #1 behavioral profiling tool. DISC provides a highly-detailed analysis of each individual’s Natural (i.e. personal/ internal) and Adaptive (i.e. workplace/ external) behavioral styles. A person’s behavior is often the strongest predictor of fit; whether that be within a particular job, as the member of a team or as the leader of an organization. The perfect companion assessment to pair with DISC, Motivators measures the seven universal dimensions of motivation that drive each of us. Whereas DISC predicts “How?” a person will behave, Motivators answers “Why?”
HOGAN PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS
HOGAN PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS
Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance. Founded in 1987 by Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan, Hogan leads the world in personality assessment and leadership development. It is an industry leader serving more than half of the Fortune 500. There are 3 major areas of focus:
- The “Bright Side” or the Hogan Personality Inventory – The HPI describes how individuals manage stress, interact with others, approach work tasks, and solve problems
- The “Dark Side” or the Hogan Development Survey – The HDS describes behaviors that emerge during times of stress, damaging relationships and derailing careers
- The Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory – The MVPI describes an individual’s core values – the goals and interests that determine satisfaction and drive careers