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Measuring Potential

The road to realizing potential starts with understanding and assessing. By conducting in-depth analysis and assessments of your talent, Praxis Partners will work to find the hidden value and unrealized strength. 

By fully understanding the core and innate strengths and talents, a balanced custom tailored process of mentoring and coaching begins.

Emotional Intelligence

01.

Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional, personal, social, and survival dimensions of intelligence, and the ability to recognize ones own and others emotions, while managing them appropriately. It provides us with the ability to:

  • Adapt to a changing and often adverse environment (as in Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest)
  • Productively manage one’s stress
  • Understand, empathize and establish rapport with others
  • Believe in one’s ability to make a positive difference (an optimistic point of view)
  • Non-cognitive intelligence that affects life success and happiness
  • Be insightful in understanding oneself (our emotions, motivations, and the impact of our behavior on others)

An array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence one’s ability to succeed in coping with environment demands and pressures. 

As such, it is a factor in determining one’s ability to succeed in life. Emotional Intelligence relates to potential for performance. Components of Emotional Intelligence resemble personality factors, but can change and can be altered.

TAIS Test

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The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) inventory is a self-report questionnaire that measures twenty different concentration skills, personal and interpersonal attributes. Those specific concentration skills and personality characteristics can be thought of as the building blocks upon which more complex human behaviors depend.

Concentration skills and the ability to shift both the width and direction (internal vs. external) are critical determinants of success or failure in virtually any performance situation. The ability to shift attention and to pay attention to the right cues is affected by two things: 

  1. The strength of a particular focus of concentration
  2. Changes in emotional arousal

Scores on the TAIS attentional scales allow you to identify your concentration strengths and relative weaknesses. Scores on TAIS personal and interpersonal scales allow you to anticipate the types of performance situations which are likely to interfere with your ability to control the level of emotional arousal. 

These two pieces of information, combined with an understanding of the concentration skills and interpersonal characteristics, required by any specific performance situations, will allow you to anticipate how you will perform under pressure, and help you to determine the specific steps that will be most helpful in overcoming any of identified problems.

 

Motivation Style

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Motivation is as vital to success as any skill or personal attribute. The Motivation Questionnaire is a self report questionnaire that measures 18 dimensions, is designed to identify the situations and events that influence a person’s motivation to work. The results provide an indication of the sources and amount of energy and drive as well as the factors in the work context which are likely to have a strong positive or negative impact on motivation. 

By understanding what motivates you, you can unlock your full potential and direct your energies more constructively. It also helps to determine how long and under what circumstances effort will be maintained.

 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument is based on years of observations by psychologist Carl Jung and by the instrument’s authors, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs. Their ideas help explain why different kinds of people are interested in different things, are good at different kinds of work, and sometimes find it hard to understand each other. The MBTI is based on the notion that people experience the world through four functions and that one function is typically dominant.

  • Introversion / Extraversion
  • Intuition / Sensing
  • Thinking / Feeling
  • Judging / Perceiving
The MBTI was constructed for normal populations and emphasizes the value of differences between individuals and how they act and respond to different events, stimulus or scenarios based on our unique preferences and individual innate characteristics.

Team Management Profile Assessment

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The Team Management Profile (TMP) is a research-based psychometric profiling tool for personal, team and leadership development that delivers a framework to build high performing organizations.

The TMP is about learning, not assessment. The Profile can be used throughout organizations to improve performance and achieve better business outcomes. The Profile provides a common language and framework for individuals, teams and organizations to recognize their strengths in the workplace, enabling positive, lasting change.

Constructive, work-focused information helps individuals understand why they work the way they do, and how they can develop strategies to improve how they work with others. The Profile and related materials provide insights about your work preferences in relation to:

  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Communication
  • Inter-personal Skills

Entrepreneurial Edge

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The Entrepreneurial Edge, developed by Roger Pearman Ed.D, R. Daniel Parks, Barry Phillips, measures the competencies needed for entrepreneurial success and provides a robust understanding of those competencies that are imperative to ones success in any endeavor that can benefit from an entrepreneurial understanding or perspective.

A revision of the original Entrepreneur Edge, this assessment was developed to fill the gap in the entrepreneur world. Knowing your entrepreneurial self is an asset as critical as having the financial resources to start or grow your venture.

With two different report options available, Intrapreneur Report and Entrepreneur Report, both individuals and organizations can measures the competencies needed for entrepreneurial success.

Services

Talent Profile 360 Review & Future Planning

Management Advisory and Consulting Services

High Potential Leadership Development Workshops

Talent Management Policies and Process Review

Talent Fit Recruitment and Placement

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