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“He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise.” – Lao Tse

“Know yourself, and you will know the whole world.” – Emerson

"You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and what you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself." -- Warren G. Bennis

“All good to great companies began the process of finding a path to greatness by confronting the brutal facts of their current situation.” – Jim Collins, Good to Great

“Whether someone is the “right person” has more to do with character traits and innate capabilities than with specific knowledge, background, or skills.” – Jim Collins, Good to Great

Why Use Assessments?

Assessments are wonderful tools for helping you create greater self-awareness, from which you can base quantum leaps of progress, either personally or organizationally. They are practical, timesaving tools to gather insights to determine where to begin the most effective work for individual performance improvement. They provide information when designing programs to improve group or organizational performance and productivity. And they can be of considerable assistance in hiring decisions to “get the right people on the bus.”

To be useful, however, the right assessment needs to be used in the right circumstance, and delivered and interpreted by a trained consultant/coach. I have written a comprehensive paper on assessments available in PDF form. I have trained to become a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst.

I am pleased to be associated with Target Training International, a leader in the assessments field for over 20 years, and whose instruments are used by over 100,000 companies. All assessments are not created equal. Bill Bonnstetter, President of TTI, has led the company to make significant improvements over the years to maintain an edge over the competitors in the assessment field. He has been avid about TTI’s instruments being validated (able to produce accurate and consistent results) to the point of throwing out a part of an assessment in 1984 when it was found not to be providing valid information. In short, TTI wants you to have valid, actionable results on which you can base your decisions.

A variety of standard assessments are available. In addition, customized programs may be designed for self-assessment, group evaluation, coaching, seminars or focus groups. These tools can be conveniently accessed by clients on-site 24/7 via the Internet.

TTI Success Insights™ Assessments Series
The full suite of TTI Success Insights™ reports are built on TTI's Style Insights™ for DISC and Motivation Insights™ for PIA&V. This collection of reports can open the door for effective interpersonal communications between workers, members of a team or managers or family members.

The Style Insights™ reports listed below are DISC based. DISC is the universal, neutral language of observable behavior and emotion. The model categorizes how we act – period! DISC does not measure intelligence, values, skills and experience or education and training. The model predicts human behavior based on four factors, and the strength of the responses to these factors:

Dominance – How you approach and respond to problems and challenges and exercise power.

Influencing – How you interact with and attempt to influence others to your point of view.

Steadiness – How your respond to change, variation and pace of your environment.

Compliance How you respond to rules and procedures set by others and to authority.

The extensive, robust, customized reports will enable you to know your own behavioral style, recognize the behavior style of others, and adapt and blend your style for greater, more effective communications and relationships. The reports will aid you in identifying your behavioral strengths and possible limitations, as well as provide guidance for how best to communicate with others.

These reports will help organizations gain commitment and cooperation, build effective teams, resolve and prevent conflict, increase sales and achieve better time management. They also allow managers to give feedback to employees in a style they can understand and accept.

An individual’s report will contain suggestions for the ideal work environment for the individual (allowing a better match between job requirements and natural styles, which increases productivity and job satisfaction and lowers staff turnover and job stress). The report will also suggest ways to best communicate with the individual, and how best to motivate and manage the individual.

Prove to yourself the impressive, validated power of this 10 minute test by taking advantage of the FREE assessment by clicking

Success Insights® (SI) Assessments (All include the Success Insights® Wheel)--These assessments are registered trademarks of Target Training International, Ltd.

  • TTI Success Insights™ Management-Staff™ Version: used for all employees,  managers or executives who report to a boss. More info  Sample Report
  • TTI Success Insights™ Sales Version: provides a report on sales behavior during the sales process and how a person will approach selling. More info  Sample Report
  • TTI Success Insights™ Executive Version: a behavioral assessment which uses language that speaks to executive level persons. Sample Report
  • TTI Success Insights™ Team Building Version: describes how a person will behave as a team member. Sample Report
  • TTI Success Insights™ Customer Service Version: describes how a person will approach the job of providing customer service.
  • TTI Success Insights™ Work Environment Version
  • TTI Success Insights™ Time P.L.U.S. Version: describes how a person approaches organization and time.
  • TTI Success Insights™ Interviewing Insights Version (Sales)
  • TTI Success Insights™ Interviewing Insights Version (General) Sample Report
  • TTI Success Insights™ Communicating with Style Version
  • TTI Relationship Insights™
  • Family Relations - Adult
  • Family Relations - Young Adult
  • Career Planning Insights
  • Job Insights™
  • Talent Insights™

Success Insights™ Assessments can be used in many applications, including:

  • New Employee Orientation
  • Employee Development and Performance Plans
  • Retention Strategies for Key Employees
  • Coaching and Mentoring Top Talent
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Improved Communications and Change Management

TTI Success Insights™ Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values™ (PIA&V) Version
In contrast to the DISC assessment identifying HOW you do things, this assessment assesses the WHY you do things. What is it that motivates you to take action? The assessment measures your response to each of the following attitudes, and compares your results with a those from a recently validated national average:

Theoretical – a passion to discover, systematize and analyze; a search for knowledge.

Utilitarian – a passion to gain return on investment of time, resources and money.

Aesthetic – a passion to achieve self-actualization, balance and harmony in one’s own life.

Social – a passion to eliminate hate and conflict in the world and to assist others

Individualistic – a passion to achieve position and to use that position to influence others

Traditional – a passion to pursue the higher meaning in life through a defined system for living

This assessment will enable you to:

  • Identify the hidden motivators behind your actions, your drivers/passions, and thus build on those strengths in the work environment.
  • Better predict success in such areas as customer service, selling and management.
  • Take control of your decisions, your life’s direction and your appreciation of others.
  • Know the WHY of your automatic reactions.
  • Make career choices that are more in line with your underlying passions.
  • Understand the causes of conflict in your life.
  • Gain flexibility of being able to see life from different viewpoints
  • Increase your satisfaction and fulfillment in life
  • Identify potential conflicts with others on a personal and/or professional level. This can be invaluable in the area of relationships and team building.
  • Learn how to better motivate individuals. This is hugely helpful to managers wanting to know how to work more effectively with their direct reports.

More info  Sample Report

Prove to yourself the impressive, validated power of this tool by taking advantage of the FREE assessment by clicking

Workplace Motivators™
Workplace Motivators™ is an expanded version of the Success Insights™ PIA&V assessment. Why do employees sell, manage, consult, or service customers and clients the way they do? This extensively personalized report identifies what motivates one in the workplace, articulates relevant values and gives valuable information that can help to
identify what motivates your employees.

More Info  Sample Report

TTI Personal Talent Skills Inventory™ (“PTSI”) the new and improved “Attributes Index”)

The Personal Talent Skills Inventory assessment assesses an individual’s cognitive structure (i.e. how their mind perceives themselves and the world around them, and how they think that ultimately results in their externally exhibited behavior). More Info

Beliefs cause Thoughts create Values produce Action

When the Personal Talent Skills Inventory Report is combined with the Success Insights Behavioral report and the Success Insights Motivator report, you will see a COMPLETE picture of an individual’s talent [the HOW (Behavioral), WHY (Motivators), and WHAT (Attribute Index) of an individual]. Add graphic from flyer.

TTI Personal Talent Skills Inventory™ is available in the following specifically targeted areas:

  • PTSI - General Employment Version™
  • PTSI - Leadership / Management Version™
  • PTSI - Sales Management Version™
  • PTSI - Sales Version™
  • PTSI - Customer Service Version™
  • PTSI - Healthcare Version™
  • PTSI - Emotional Intelligence Version™
  • PTSI - Coaching Report™

The report generated contains a ranking of 23 Personal Attributes describing individual potential for workplace performance. The PTSI can aid in:

  • Employee Selection
  • Employee Development
  • Employee Retention
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Performance Appraisals

360 Degree Feedback Assessments*

Supervisors and Human Resources professionals have long wanted a better evaluation instrument than traditionally used. The problems of supervisor bias, inaccurate information, inaccurate perceptions, problems of recency, etc. make the usual evaluation methods ineffective. The 360º Feedback has become standard in today's most successful corporations as a solution to these problems.

360 Degree Feedback Assessments*are multi-rater assessments which give feedback from key people about behaviors and skills that are important to working relationships. They allow multiple team members, coworkers and/or managers to give valuable feedback regarding the effectiveness of an individual’s performance. The results of the surveys are used in a number of ways to enhance and develop the interpersonal skills and effectiveness of key employees.

The
360 Degree Feedback Assessments* are a powerful tool to:

·         Give companies an added insight to the training needs and wants of individuals and functional work areas.

·         Assist in the growth and development of both employees and managers, as sometimes the performance of an employee is adversely affected by ineffective supervision. 

·         Measure the progress a person has made in improving their individual skills.
Help people improve their overall effectiveness.

·         Help people accept the fact that their current methods need some further development.

·         Help people understand their true strengths and weaknesses .

·         Collect data to use in one-on-one personal growth mentoring.

·         Conduct organizational performance appraisals.

·         Collect data to set up a career development program.

The 360º Personal Effectiveness Survey completes the big picture by giving the participant an understanding of how others see him/her in certain soft skill areas. The full picture on any person makes it easier to target a training program that would satisfy their needs.

The 360º Personal Effectiveness Survey is a tool that is customizable to suit your needs; you are in control of the parameters. You will choose the survey titles, content, respondent instructions, demographics, categories, questions, rating scales, free-form comment areas, and private login/password information. Survey results will appear in the report(s) of your choice. Report types include demographic analysis, mean score analysis, frequency distribution, written comments report, or a master report of the previous listed reports.

A number of 360 degree products are available, including the on-line Developmental 360.

A few of the features of Developmental 360 include:

  • On-line (a full functioning on-line product that includes notification, questionnaire, and delivery). For your convenience, the entire 360º process can be completed over the Internet.
  • Totally customizable (such as categories, competences and questions)
  • Dual Factor/Gap Analysis (Single Factor is also an option)
  • Open-ended questions option
  • Option for demographic data
  • Ability to add developmental/coaching suggestions as appropriate (customizable)
  • No limit on the number of feedbacks (nor added cost)
  • Easy to administer
  • Confidentiality
  • Interpretation Guide available/included at no added cost
  • Participants workbook/Action Planning guide available/included at no added cost
  • Instant turn-around (subject of course to input and completion by those providing feedback)
  • Cost Effective

A sample copy of Developmental 360 Feedback Assessment is available for your review. (380k PDF)  Please note that this sample contains all of the various sections/reports options. When using Developmental 360 you chose which sections you wish to include in the Individual Report and in what order you want them presented.

"The 360 Degree Feedback Assessment is the Corporate Coaches power tool." 
Winston Connor, Coaching Dynamics

For more information on Developmental 360, or to discuss your particular needs, contact Rick Olson at 734-944-0794 or email me.