Assessment Tools

Dr. Karen Jacobson is a proud partner of TTI Success Insights® (TTI SI), the world’s leading developer of research-based validated behavioral assessments.  Organizations and companies use the Science of Self™ to reveal and harness the talent and skills of their greatest asset – their people. This approach leads to more engaged employees, stronger teams and greater productivity.

TTI SI’s assessments help you identify and develop:

  • Greater self-awareness and personal growth
  • Improved engagement amongst employees
  • Better team and organizational efficiencies
  • Clarity of purpose and communication

The Approach

Do you have a way to discover your people’s talents?                                                      
How about a system to engage them?
Do you have a method to advance and develop high-performers among your team members?

Through our affiliation with TTI Success Insights, we can provide a multi-science approach to reveal the answers to those questions and others. By combining different sciences we create a complete picture of the person, showing you what they do, how they do it and why they do the things they do. We look at what behavior is present and what is absent as well acceptance and avoidance.

We use the following assessment tools to gather our information:

  • Behaviors
  • Motivators
  • Competencies
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ)                                                               *** Ask about Additional High-Performance Assessments.

Behaviors Assessment

Understanding who you are, what you do and how you do it leads to your success in life, work and relationships stems from understanding and having a deep sense of self. The research-based, validated Behaviors Assessment uses the DISC theory.
DISC measures Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance and was originally developed by Dr. William Moulton Marston.

Our Behaviors/DISC Assessment is key in helping people understand HOW they behave and their ability to interact effectively with others in work and life, as well as how they respond to the following challenges:

  • Problems and challenges
  • Influencing others
  • Pace of environment
  • Rules and procedures

12 Driving Forces™ (Motivators) Assessment

Whereas Behaviors show us the HOW of your actions and decision-making, Motivators explain the WHY behind your actions and passions. 12 Driving Forces, based on Eduard Spranger’s theory of human motivation, are the windows through which you view the world. These intrinsic motivations explain the key driving forces behind your on-the-job performance and why you act a certain way

12 Driving Forces Assessments examine the relative prominence of six basic life values include:

  • Knowledge – The discovery of truth
  • Utility – Money and what is useful; ROI
  • Surroundings – Form and harmony
  • Others – An inherent caring for people; helping others
  • Power – Personal power, influence and renown
  • Methodologies – A system for living

Competencies Assessment

While not every job requires the development of all 25 competencies, they can be used in various situations. Quite often it’s not the technical skills but rather personal skills, or “soft skills,” that will catapult employees to success since they are often transferable to different jobs.
In the workplace, it’s these intangible, indefinable soft skills, such as leadership, persuasion and playing well with others, that complement one’s technical knowledge. These are the qualities that define us as people and are typically bottom line indicators of employee job performance.
The Competencies Assessment examines the following personal skills:

  • Appreciate Others
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Conflict Management
  • Continuous Learning
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Diplomacy
  • Employee Development/Coaching
  • Flexibility
  • Futuristic Thinking
  • Goal Orientation
  • Influencing Others
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Personal Accountability

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Resiliency
  • Self Starting
  • Teamwork
  • Time and Priority Management
  • Understanding Others


Emotional Intelligence(EQ):

We all have emotions and feelings that affect our actions and when we express them they affect others. In order to achieve High Performance and facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity the workplace, it is essential to understand both one’s own emotions in the decision-making process as well as those of others.
With rapidly changing conditions in the business world, individuals with high emotional intelligence (EQ) have greater mental health, exemplary job performance and strong leadership skill.
The EQ assessments measure key areas as they pertain to intrapersonal and interpersonal relations:

  • Self Awareness – Understanding one’s moods, emotions and drives, including their effect on others
  • Self-Regulation– Ability to think before acting and control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods.
  • Social Awareness– The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people
  • Social  Regulation – Proficiency in managing relationships and building networks
  • Motivation – Pursuit of goals with energy and persistence as well as the passion to work
    for reasons beyond money or status

Contact Dr. Karen

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Call Dr. Karen at (480) 447-MIND (6463)

Call Dr. Karen at (480) 447- MIND (6463)