The Athena Group is certified in over 80 instruments and can provide assessments to support and complement your desired outcomes. Allow us to completely customize your experience for individuals, teams, and your organization. Assessments can add focus and clarity to a client’s experience and a company’s understanding of their human capital and, therefore, the current culture. We utilize these assessments as a catalyst for understanding growth, change, and alignment for achieving future goals.
Based on years of global research, the Emotional Quotient Inventory measures an individual’s social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. The client uses an online instrument to self-report on his/her performance in 15 key emotional skills, including self-awareness, empathy, interpersonal relationships and impulse control. The coach then works with the client to create and execute development plans to leverage areas of strength and work on areas that need improvement.
This is the 360 version of the highly validated assessment of emotional intelligence based on the work of Reuven Bar-On. The client requests raters in several categories (manager, peer, direct report, client, family/friend) to participate in the on-line assessment of the client’s emotional skills. The client also uses the on-line instrument to self-report. The coach, certified in the EQ360, interprets the result of the report, comparing the client’s own scores with those overall and by raters in the various categories. This rich report provides the client with reliable perspective on his or her strengths and areas that may need improvement. The coach can then support the client in developing specific actions to leverage strengths and make improvements.
The Leadership Practices Inventory is the 360 degree on-line assessment based on the program developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and detailed in their book, “The Leadership Challenge.” It is taken online by the client and the client’s manager, peers, co-workers and others. It is backed by 25 years of research and data from the millions of leaders who have taken the assessment. The coach will help the client interpret the report, which measures behaviors in five fundamental practices of leadership. The feedback includes specific suggestions for developing the elements of these five practices. This provides a solid foundation for an effective coaching experience.
Using Marcus Buckingham’s book, “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” the client takes an on-line assessment that helps him or her understand and capitalize on unique strength and talents. With an understanding of their personal strength profile, coaching clients can identify the parts of their jobs that they find most satisfying. The client can also see his or her strengths in the context of their work team. They identify what they personally contribute to the team and larger company, developing appreciation for what they “bring to the party” and how to leverage their top strengths.
One of the most widely used and validated assessment tools, the MBTI identifies four basic preferences—how and where you get your energy, what you pay attention to when gathering information, what system you use in making decisions and how you go about getting things done. A certified practitioner of the tool will administer and de-brief the assessment, focusing on building awareness of the client’s preferred communication style, identifying the strengths of that style and practicing strategies to lead to using the strengths of that style. Understanding one’s own type is a key to self awareness and self appreciation. Understanding that others one works with have different “types” enables better communication, more effective management of others and better results.
The Emergenetics® profiling instrument provides the client with a clear understanding of how they think and behave. Their report uses a color scheme to describe the four preferences of one’s thinking: conceptual, social, analytical and structural. It also measures the behaviors of expressiveness, assertiveness and flexibility. A certified practitioner will de-brief the report and help the client understand his or her own thinking style and strengths—and appreciate the different approaches and styles of others. The tool provides a foundation for coaching conversations to work most effectively with those with different thinking styles.
The SocialStyles® instruments measures one’s communication patterns. The coach, experienced with this instrument, will administer a Self-Perception Questionnaire, which indicates the client’s preference in one of four social styles—Driving, Expressive, Amiable and Analytical. The coach will also administer a Versatility Self-Perception Questionnaire, which indicates how versatile they are in flexing that style in interpersonal relationships. Awareness of others’ social styles can provide a foundation for working in difficult relationships and improving one’s overall interpersonal skills.
TESi® is the Emotional and Social Intelligence Survey created by Marcia Hughes at Collaborative Growth. It’s a straight forward 360 for teams. The TESi® Report measures the current levels of emotional and social functioning in the team from the perspectives of the team members, This assessment offers unique insights and suggestions for better understanding the team’s current strengths and weakness and to strategically choose where to enhance the team’s skills. Through this combination of awareness and action the team is poised to achieve greater productivity and each team member has the opportunity to improve his or her own teamwork and personal well-being.
The “3 Filters Technology™” and Life Perspective Inventory is based on the principle that people apply various “filters” to what they communicate and what they “hear.” This tool helps the client understand his or her own “filter” bias and their “winning roles.” This awareness can help one understand the communication preferences of one’s work group and team. With the skill of identifying the “filters” involved in communication, the client can interact with others more effectively.
The SCARF360® is an assessment of a leader or manager’s social intelligence. It defines how well a leader addresses the social needs of their people through the five domains of S.C.A.R.F. The results show the difference in how the manager perceives their behavior compared to those around them. Understanding the impact and influence you have on others is essential information for those in leadership positions.
The Hogan Personality Inventory® is a psychometric instrument that is often used to predict one’s performance “on the job.” The assessment also makes relevant suggestions on how one might manage one’s career. There are 13 subscales that identify aspects of work style that are predictors and characteristics for success in most work environments. Special emphasis is given to sales potential and managerial-leadership behaviors.