Assessment Tools

FLS professionals have many years of experience as certified assessment experts designing, administering, and analyzing results. We custom design individual analysis in order to generate team and organizational analyses so assessments can be used not only as personal growth for individuals, but also provide insights and add value to a specific team or an entire organization. The assessment tools that we use identify critical needs of individuals, teams, and organizations in order to help improve awareness of self and others, preferences and styles, teaming, trust, communication, alignment, performance, and execution. All of our executive coaching engagements and most of our learning events include assessments during the needs assessment process.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II (derivative of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI))
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. It helps individuals learn from one another, improve individual and team performance, nurture and retain top talent, develop leadership at every level of an organization, and reduce workplace conflict. From developing more productive work teams to building closer relationships, the KTS®-II can improve the quality of life for individuals, teams, and organizations. It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory®, published in Please Understand Me® and Please Understand Me II, by Dr. David Keirsey.

Strengths-Based Leadership
The StrengthsFinder (SF) assessment tool provides results that can produce increases in employee engagement. Engagement, in turn, can improve business outcomes by boosting retention, individual and team productivity, profitability, and customer engagement. A strengths development strategy can not only dramatically boost employee engagement; it can also substantially decrease disengagement. Knowing what people’s strengths are and utilizing individual’s strengths in order to get the best team is invaluable. The SF was developed by the Gallup organization.

The Polarity Assessment for Organizations
Polarity Assessment has a dual purpose of helping organizations become more successful immediately and over time; and to increase an organizations ability to see, map, and tap, the energy system and power of interdependent pairs, often called tensions, paradox, or polarity. It can be used in any organizational setting by selecting any polarity of interest and using the language of the organization being assessed. Each assessment is custom designed to an organization’s needs. Many different research sources have uncovered that leaders and organizations that manage polarity better distinguishes them in the market place. This research is primarily the work of Dr. Barry Johnson of Polarity Management Associates.

FLS Performance 360® This assessment is unique in the market place and draws on three sources of research. It blends the research on leadership and performance competencies with the research involving underlying fundamentals that enable those competencies to thrive as well as the idea of interdependent value pairs. This assessment merges those three ideas and measures 9 leadership polarities that drive the generation of competencies but are often invisible underlying fundamentals for those competencies. It measures the degree to which individuals being assessed are trusting and trustworthy, thinking and doing, listening and speaking effectively, developing self and developing others, managing stability and leading change, managing time and managing energy, leading with authority and leading without authority, leveraging emotions and leveraging intellect, and displaying visionary thinking and grounded thinking. We believe all of these are both/and choices to be leveraged as opposed to either/or choices.