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Diagnostic Instruments & Assessments

The essential first step in any individual, team, organizational and inter-organizational development effort is good diagnosis of the situation. There is no substitute for data—tangible diagnostic data that leads to insight, direction, focused action, and measurable improvement. Our diagnostic process is distinguished by 7 Key Differentiators:

  • We customize. Tailoring our instruments to fit your culture and strategic objectives
  • We create. Working with you to develop your own unique models, assessment tools and instruments
  • We integrate. Making the assessment tool fit within the context of your overall leadership development or strategic change initiative
  • We serve. Employing our established “A-Z” process for administration, freeing you from unnecessary burdens or hassles
  • We amplify. Utilizing interpretative sessions and reports to provide you with deeper understanding and further developmental guidance
  • We coach. Connecting you with a world-class executive coach who can leverage assessment data to spur individual growth and development
  • We reinforce. Providing you with development guides with recommended actions as well as targeted reassessments (e.g., “mini-surveys”) to measure change

Our Portfolio Linkage has a host of proven and effective diagnostic tools and assessment instruments, grounded in research, time-tested, and updated to reflect changes and innovations in the field. Each instrument is also:

  • Grounded in research and relevance
  • Available off-the-shelf or customized
  • Available online or in paper
  • Available as a self or multi-rater assessment
  • Designed to ensure accurate, reliable results
  • Administered with appropriate confidentiality

Assessment Instrument for Managers (AIM) Communication Styles & Abilities Inventory for Leaders (CSAIL) Compleat Consultant Essential Coach Team Effectiveness Assessment Hogan Development Survey (HDS) Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) Leadership Assessment Instrument (LAI) Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (MVPI) All assessments are available online. The LAI, Compleat Consultant, and Essential Coach are available as self-managed, paper-based kits. Other Tools

Apart from the Linkage suite of tools, Linkage’s consultants are also certified to administer a number of tools from other third party providers. We will recommend these as appropriate based on the client situation and fit with overall consulting/program delivery. These tools include:

  • Benchmarks 360-Degree Feedback
  • Emotional Readiness Index
  • Emotional Quotient Map
  • Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior
  • Job Challenge Profile
  • Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Learning Tactics Inventory
  • Managerial Style Questionnaire
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire
  • Personal Values Questionnaire
  • Prospectus 360-Degree Feedback<
  • Skillscope 360-Degree Feedback
  • Voices 360-Degree Feedback
  • Work Interest Schedule