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Assessment Tools Available From Graduate School USA

Leadership Effectiveness Inventory

Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®)

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)

Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI)

The Leadership Effectiveness Inventory (LEI) is a 360-degree assessment instrument developed by the Office of Personnel Management and newly revised by Graduate School USA for assessing job strengths and development needs for both individuals and groups. The LEI assists individuals planning their leadership development, organizations engaging in leadership development and succession planning efforts, and trainers identifying needs for new curricula.

Individuals are assessed against the 28 leadership competencies that comprise the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the Senior Executive Service. These "competencies" are skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that are observable and measurable. The 360° feedback evaluates input from supervisors, peers, and staff for an enhanced picture of an individual's skills. In a graphic and narrative form, individual feedback reports present assessment data highlighting job strengths and development needs to serve as the basis for the individual development plan. Development suggestions and action planning support the identified development needs, while group feedback reports present an organization's overall strengths and target areas for development.

The LEI can form the basis of an organizational assessment. Graduate School USA can also design, develop and deliver a long-term leadership development program customized to address the specific needs of an intact work unit or agency.

To learn more about determining the next steps for your personal career development or to consider this tool for staff development, please please email clm@graduateschool.edu or call us at (202) 314-3580.

Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®)

Build powerful, positive and productive organizational relationships with the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®). A powerful instrument for assessing how our unique interpersonal needs motivate and affect our behavior in personal and professional relationships, this invaluable tool for measuring interpersonal behavior is used widely in:

  • Leadership programs
  • Team building
  • Career development coaching

The FIRO-BTM offers quick insights into ways we want to contribute to, influence, and participate in individual, group, and team relationships. It assesses three basic needs:

  • Inclusion: how much attention, contact and recognition we give and how much we expect from each others
  • Control: how much influence and responsibility we desire and how much we expect from others
  • Affection: how much intimacy we extend and how much we expect from others

Each of the 54 items is measured in two dimensions: the "expressed" behavior (how much we initiate the behavior) and the "wanted" behavior (how much we prefer others to initiate the behavior).

Whether you are an individual interested in enhancing your people skills or a team leader or manager who wants to improve your workgroup's overall effectiveness, the FIRO-BTM is a proven, valuable tool. You can complete the assessment online or on paper, and an expert Graduate School USA facilitator will provide an interpretation of your results. For intact work teams, we can arrange a group interpretation session on-site at your convenience. For leadership development programs, we can provide individual or group interpretation sessions with The Leadership Report Using FIRO-BTM and MBTI®.

If you have questions about our organizational development services, including the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®), please email orgdev@graduateschool.edu or call (202) 314-3580.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)

For more than five decades, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) instrument has helped millions of people all across the globe to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The MBTI® assessment tool reveals unique characteristics about each of us and shows how they influence our style of communicating and interacting with co-workers, bosses, direct reports, family members, etc. The assessment is key to both understanding the differences among personality types and improving communications in work and personal relationships.

Based on Isabel Myers' unique implementation of Carl Jung's theory of psychological type, the MBTI® instrument determines our preferences on four dimensions: extroversion-introversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling and judging-perceiving. The various combinations of these preferences result in 16 personality types. The MBTI's wide-ranging applications promote personal growth in many organizational situations:

  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership development
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Organizational development
  • Stress management
  • Career management
  • Outplacement

Whether you are an individual interested in enhancing your people skills or a team leader or manager who wants to improve your workgroup's overall effectiveness, the MBTI® is a proven, valuable tool. You may complete the assessment online or on paper, and an expert Graduate School USA facilitator certified in the MBTI® will provide an interpretation of your results. For intact work teams, we can arrange a group interpretation session on-site at your own convenience. For leadership development programs, we can provide individual or group interpretation sessions with The Leadership Report Using FIRO-B™ and MBTI®.

For questions about our organizational development services, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment, please email orgdev@graduateschool.edu or call (202) 314-3580.