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Psychometrics In Use - Succession and Leadership

Succession Planning and Leadership Development

Looking to identify potential leaders?  Succession planning is critical in every organisation but is not always easy to achieve and how do you measure success?

Psychometrics can help support a leadership development program by providing a clearer understanding of an individual’s personality style and preferences.

Every organisation requires different competencies for their leaders, and there is no one approach that will fit all in relation to psychometrics. Understanding your specific leadership requirements would allow our team to adapt our tools to best suit your needs.

Click on the tabs below to find out more about the different assessments we can administer for you

15FQ+ (The Fifteen Factor Questionnaire Plus)

Personality assessments such as 15FQ+ would provide a strong insight into a number of relevant leadership areas such as leadership and subordinate styles, how an individual would likely cope with pressure and how they would typically influence others.  Personality assessments can provide a strong indicator into many strengths and development requirements. 

15FQ+ is an internationally recognised assessment of personality and individual differences.  The 15FQ+ is based on one of the most researched and respected models of personality, identifying behaviour preferences across Cattell’s 16 personality constructs (Cattell, 1946) and the Big Five personality Traits (McCrae and Costa, 1987).  This tool provides an insight into how people typically think, feel and interact.  The 15FQ+ also considers if these traits that could be productive or counter-productive within an organisation.  This assessment can also be completed online, is available in multiple languages and is culturally sensitive.

The Big Five Profile uses a sten scale of 1 – 10 focussing on:

  • Introversion vs Extraversion
  • Low Anxiety vs High Anxiety
  • Pragmatism vs Openness
  • Independence vs Agreeableness
  • Low Self-Control vs High Self-Control

The 15FQ+ draws on 15 of Cattell’s 16 personality factors and groups them together to reveal:

  • Interpersonal Styles Profile
  • Thinking Style Profile
  • Coping Style Profile

This assessment tool has been validated by using a large global norm group consisting of people from various occupations.  Results can be benchmarked against general population groups or specific occupational groups. Although this assessment tool is mostly used for recruitment and selection purposes, its comprehensive results and findings also lends well to support leadership development, team development and career development training programs.

CRTBi (Critical Reasoning Test Battery internet)

Personality tools combined with ability assessments, such as CRTBi,  and emotional intelligence assessment testing can also provide management with a strong insight into identifying tomorrow’s leaders.

Critical reasoning assessments are most relevant to management level roles as they focus on business related problems and situations, compared to the more traditional cognitive reasoning tests.

The Verbal Critical Reasoning component of this assessment measures the ability to understand and draw logical conclusions and indicators from complex reporting.

The Numerical Critical Reasoning component of this assessment measures the ability to critically evaluate a wide range of numerical data for roles that require a strong understanding of financial, numerical and statistical information.  This assessment battery takes approximately 50 minutes completion time.

The Values and Motives Inventory

This is also a good supplementary assessment tool to understand individual values and drivers. 

This assessment profiles the motivational forces that are expected to drive people in particular activities.  Focussing on three main areas, this tool assesses:

  • Interpersonal values – that influence an individual’s approach to their relationships with others.
  • Intrinsic values – personal beliefs and attitudes that guides an individual’s approach to tackle everyday problems, and
  • Extrinsic values – those that influence individual behaviour in the workplace.

Due to the nature of this assessment, it can also be used for employee development, team building, career development and outplacement.

MSCEIT (Emotional Intelligence Ability Test)

Personality tools combined with ability assessments and emotional intelligence assessment MSCEIT testing can also provide management with a strong insight into identifying tomorrow’s leaders. 

The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test is an ability-based assessment that measures emotional intelligence. The test was developed by John D. Mayer, Peter Salovey, and David R. Caruso in the USA in cooperation with Multi-Health Systems Inc. The MSCEIT features the Four-Branch model of emotional intelligence, each with associated scales, so each can be scored and analysed.  The four models being:

  • Perceiving Emotions
  • Facilitating Thought
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Managing Emotions.

This tool measures how well people respond to social tasks, read facial expressions, and solve emotional problems. This assessment can be taken online, and unlike many other ability tests this assessment tool is untimed but takes, on average, 40 minutes to complete.

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