The Maxwell Leadership Assessment

The Maxwell Leadership Assessment is a tool that offers a 360-degree view of an individual’s influence. Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less. To grow in leadership, one must grow in influence and this tool is designed to garner feedback from you and others around you to identify areas and opportunities for your leadership growth.

Following John Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership, the assessment measures 64 attributes that measure an individual on the attributes that help leaders have success at each level:

  • Position – trustworthiness and commitment.
  • Permission – Relational abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Production – Getting results individually, organizationally and as a team.
  • People Development – Reproducing and developing your skills in others.
  • Pinnacle – Who you are as a leader over time, your awareness of yourself and others.

DISC

The DISC assessment helps you understand your own behavioral styles and work environment preferences so you can be more mindful of how your actions affect others. When everyone on your team takes the DISC, you learn what value each of you brings to the group, as well as ways to accommodate each other’s styles. This awareness can eliminate a lot of confusion, frustration and general dysfunction.

Understanding your behavior, and how others interpret it, answers a lot of questions. Like “Why doesn’t she listen to me?” or “Why does he drive me crazy?” If you’re an Implementing Conductor in a group of Supporters and Promoters, chances are you’ll hit some rough patches now and then. You’re likely to get impatient. They’re likely to feel intimidated. Communication and collaboration can shut down.

The DISC assessment helps people understand and accommodate each other’s behavioral and communication styles. They also learn the value each communication style brings to the team, as well as pitfalls to watch out for.  And managers can customize the way they manage and motivate their people to help them maximize performance. You can bring your team or entire staff together using their profiles in a Team DISC Report to create an experience that’s both informational and fun.

If everyone you work with understood everyone else’s DISC profiles, their tendency to make up stories about why so-and-so does such-and-such would all but disappear. Instead, everyone could spend their time and energy on things that matter, like working together to exceed goals.

6 Advisors: Hartman Profile

What’s inside?

Below the surface of personality, attitude, behavior and performance are barriers that interrupt progress.

Many of the choices you make every day are influenced by habitual messages you send yourself. Most of the time these thoughts are helpful; sometimes they get in your way. The Six Advisors assessment helps you see where your automatic thoughts are balanced and where they may not be so you can choose whether to heed their advice or not.

Every minute of every day, people make choices. Right now, you are making a choice about whether to continue reading this paragraph. Many of your choices aren’t at a conscious level, but are made on automatic pilot, governed by habitual messages you send yourself. While this simplifies life quite a bit, occasionally we make choices that aren’t so good.

Because a belief leads to a behavior and that behavior leads to a result, what you believe merits examination. The Six Advisors assessment helps you see where your automatic thoughts are balanced and healthy and where they may not be. You learn to hear the ever-present voice in your head that says, “My ideas are so much better than theirs!” or “I’m not smart enough to do this job!” and then make a conscious choice whether to believe it. Sometimes you have to experience the same result time and again before acknowledging the need for a new belief. Six Advisors points out the specific messages you might be sending yourself that are keeping you stuck in a repetitive cycle.

Working through your Six Advisors assessment results with a coach helps you hear your habitual thinking patterns, choose whether to pay attention to them or to dismiss them, and replace those that are unbalanced with more rational beliefs to act on.  It’s all about getting the results you want without driving yourself and others crazy in the process.