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Tools in Our Box

Training assessments from the People Skills Group

Assessments and Models We Use

The People Skills Group uses a myriad of tools, models and self-report assessments to provide you with a full and dynamic picture of you, your team, your leaders and your organization’s culture. We help you look at the cognitive (Psychological Type), emotional (Emotional Intelligence), conversational (Conversational Intelligence) and behavioral aspects of you, your team and your leaders to foster more effective work place relationships.

Our engagements begin with the assessments and models that are most appropriate for you and your situation. We customize our approach to help you best meet your team or organization’s unique interpersonal challenges.

The EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment

EQ-i 2.0 & EQ360The People Skills Group uses the EQ-i 2.0 to help people identify, understand and develop their emotional intelligence skills for managing productive and effective outcomes in the workplace. The EQ-i 2.0  measures five dimensions of emotional intelligence and can be administered individually, in team sessions or in a 360 multi-rater format.

Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) for Teams and Leaders

Conversational Intelligence for Teams and Leaders

Conversational Intelligence is the next generation of intelligences that provides us with a model for managing and creating effective conversations and mutual understanding on teams and in leadership conversations.  C-IQ enables trust building and provides a path forward for creating collaborative organizational cultures.

The Intentional Leadership Audit (ILA)

ILAThe ILA leadership audit embeds a 12-lens framework for exploring the essential tasks of leadership. It helps leaders to understand and explore more fully their natural paths for leadership and potential areas for growth within the roles they are in or are aiming to fulfill. Based on a framework that facilitates polarity thinking, this model helps leaders highlight development areas by maintaining who they are and balancing opposite skills in the context of particular team and organizational situations.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team™ – Team Assessment and Model

The Five Dysfunctions of a TeamPatrick  Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team model is a powerful framework for helping teams build toward five key components of teamwork: Building Trust, Mastering Conflict, Achieving Commitment, Embracing Accountability and Focusing on Results.  Lencioni’s Team Assessment Report serves as a benchmark for assessing Team Health, providing a starting point and path forward for Team Development.

The FIRO-B™ and FIRO-Element B™

firoThe FIRO-B™ Instrument helps people understand their interpersonal relationship needs in the three major areas of: Inclusion, Control and Affection. On each of these dimensions, results indicate how a person tends to behave toward others and how a person wants others to behave toward them, informing  individuals and teams about how these needs influence their behavior.

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument™

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument™The TKI™ looks at individual behavior in conflict situations. The instrument reports five conflict styles in conjunction with two dimensions: assertiveness and cooperativeness. The instrument is particularly useful for assisting teams in understanding how they can adopt a conflict style that is best suited for each particular  problem they may be trying to solve in the workplace.

The Interaction Styles™ Model

Understanding Yourself and OthersLinda Berens’, Interaction Styles™ model is a holistic model that provides people with an understanding of  their patterns of communication with others. Our Interaction Style is an inborn pattern that is observable, and stems from a neuro-physiological drive to interact with people in a certain way. There are four Interaction Styles which fit into one of these primary communication styles. We use the Interaction Styles model in team, leadership, and individual development.