Powerful Assessment Tools
Core Strengths is Based on Our Award-Winning Assessment—The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI).
Core Strengths participants complete the Strength Deployment Inventory assessment prior to attending training. Participants then interpret their results during the workshop, gaining insight into their motives and how those motives influence their outcomes.
While most training programs focus on teaching a standard construct, regardless of the learner, Core Strengths identifies the strengths of each learner and how those strengths connect to their motives. This proven approach generates greater collaboration and ownership of results.
The Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) is an online assessment tool used by more than 2 million people in 31 countries, making it one of the most valid and reliable self assessments available today. The SDI is a powerful and effective tool for understanding the motives and values that drive behaviors. The SDI taps into people’s basic need to better understand themselves and others, and that understanding allows them to lead with clarity and empathy, build stronger teams, and navigate conflict more effectively.
Taking the SDI is the first step towards creating a culture of ownership in teams — the key benefit of Core Strengths.
The Strengths Portrait
Our most common behaviors are the strengths we use to navigate situations with other people — whether that’s in a one-on-one conversation with a coworker, a team meeting, or while interacting with an important client. The Strengths Portrait provides an accurate picture of how we prioritize those strengths, and this helps us take initiative in choosing strengths to achieve results.
The Strengths Portrait is an ideal tool for defining individual strengths and for defining the strengths of a team or group culture. Along with the SDI, it enables people to personally reflect on how they take ownership and initiative to accomplish their goals.
The Overdone Strengths Portrait
Strengths can backfire, despite good intentions. This happens when we use a strength too frequently, too intensely or at the wrong time altogether. Overdone strengths have the potential to trigger conflict, damage relationships and derail productivity.
The Overdone Strengths Portrait assessment identifies which strengths you tend to misapply, and how those overdone strengths impact your relationships and work. It describes how your specific overdone strengths can break down collaboration and cause tension — and the ways you can manage your strengths to prevent conflict and maximize performance.