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Build a Top Team with Assessments and Coaching

by Marcus

LIG Coaching Blog Article 223


One of the biggest challenges business owners face in building a team of top performers is a lack of credible, unbiased information. What you don’t know really limits your ability to hire successfully. 

Clear, unbiased, and accurate information that positions you to hire, build, and develop the best team possible is a key ingredient to your success.


Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a way to hire correctly the first time, reduce turnover and increase retention?
  • Do you want to improve the engagement and productivity of your team?
  • Would discovering the specific areas for training and professional development that would deliver the greatest return on your investment appeal to you?
  • Do you wish you had access to clear-cut information that would enable you to place your team members in positions where they would be the most effective and happiest? 

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then accurate, non-biased, comprehensive, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)-compliant assessments could be just what you need.

Five key assessments lead the way in building a great team:

BEHAVIORS
Behavioral assessments and effective training positions individuals to gain more understanding of themselves and others. They come to appreciate the differences in people and adapt their communication styles for more effective communication. Team members are also exposed to their time wasters, areas to improve and how they break down under pressure. Combined with effective coaching, assessments and training teach team members to manage behaviors for superior performance. Assessment results enhance the hiring process by revealing how an individual is likely to perform. 

DRIVING FORCES (Motivators)
An assessment that measures driving forces helps illuminate and amplify a person’s motivating factors. Motivators are the aspects of life people are passionate about, things they perceive as important and provide them with purpose and direction in life. Motivators drive behaviors and motivate actions. By combining coaching, training and the knowledge of motivators, you can position and encourage team members in ways that satisfy their inner drive right from the start. The results benefit both hiring and coaching initiatives by revealing why individuals act the way they do and what motivates their behaviors.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ)
An EQ assessment helps identify how well a person manages emotions and their relationships with others. Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity.

BUSINESS ACUMEN INDICATOR
This assessment is unique in its ability to assess how astutely a person analyzes and interprets their experiences. A person’s acumen — or keenness and depth of perception or discernment — directly relates to their performance. The stronger a person’s acumen, the more aware they are of their reality in both their external and internal worlds and the better they are at responding to them. This report provides insight into the thought processes of the individual that affect performance and reveals what they can do, describing their capacity for superior performance. 

COMPETENCIES
This assessment describes an individual’s strengths in 25 research-based capacities or personal skills directly related to the business environment. The top skills outlined in the report highlight individuals’ well-developed capabilities and reveal the areas where they’re most effective. The results also provide a straightforward and easy way to close gaps in competencies necessary for top performance. When used as a benchmarking tool, this component ensures the inherent skills of each individual match the personal skills required by the job.

This suite of powerful assessments provides business owners with high-quality, unbiased information critical in successfully hiring, placing and developing team members. The assessments provide a level of understanding and clarity you and your team can’t get anywhere else. When combined with professional development and training, this powerful information fosters greater buy-in; improves communication and teamwork; and increases productivity, job satisfaction and talent retention. The benefits on business performance are exceptional. 

If you want to hire effectively, understand where gaps in abilities exist, train with the greatest impact, retain talent and build a team of top performers, then high-quality assessments are essential to your success.

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This article was written for and published in collaboration with The Business Times newspaper. Access the article here.