Sample Assessment

Identifying a Person’s Behavioral Style Through Email

Understanding someone’s behavioral style gives us an incredible advantage into accomplishing our goals. In today’s world, we don’t always get the opportunity to interact face to face. That’s why it’s important to be able to pick up cues in other ways, giving you the chance to communicate most effectively in a style that works for the other person. People are constantly sending out cues that give clear indicators of their primary behavioral patterns.

The Complete Leader Goes to School

Today our guest is Dr. Tom Sechrest, Director of the Masters Program in Leadership and Change at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sechrest talks about business ethnics in Asian countries, the business ecosystem in Austin, and the importance of flexibility in teaching. He also outlines his process for designing the new masters curriculum at St. Edwards, using tenants from The Complete Leader, and the critical role of personal assessments in the program.

Show Me the Money

Our guest today is Mindy Bortness, who is the President of Communication Works Inc. and a TCL Faculty Member. Mindy’s clients call her eHarmony for jobs and the Turnover Doctor. Mindy talks to us today about work disengagement, how leaders can understand what motivates their employees, and how to adjust rewards accordingly. She tells us how using assessments can help managers better understand employee motivators, and gives some examples of rewards that matter.

5 Essential Measurements for Making the Right Hire

By Dr. Ranjit Nair, AllBusiness.com, July 2016

Effective talent management starts with hiring the right employees—those who can help a company build value and delight its customers.

Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts in the Workplace

In this video, Ron Price and The Complete Leader faculty members Courtney Feider, Andy Johnson and Rodger Price discuss the definition of Ambiverts, stereotypes and misconceptions of Introverts and how recognizing the many  facets of a person makes us better leaders.

When It Comes to Hiring, Assess Don’t Guess

Today we talk with Mindy Bortness, who is a leadership advisor, hiring guru, and the CEO of Communication Works. Mindy has been called The Turnover Doctor and her work referred to as eHarmony for Jobs. Today she shares the history of assessments in workplace, and why they have become such mainstream practice with companies of all sizes. Mindy gives us three assessments that get great results, and explains why candidates appreciate assessments during the hiring process.

The Opportunities and Challenges of Family-Owned Businesses

In this video, Ron Price and The Complete Leader faculty members Lisa Aldisert, Brent Patmos and Andy Johnson discuss their experiences with family-owned businesses, tips for dealing with challenges and the importance of sustaining strong family relationships for business growth.

Words That Don’t Work

Communication is at the core of all that we do as human beings. While verbal interaction may seem to come naturally, it is a rich and complex process. Communication requires us to be aware of and tuned into thousands of data points from nonverbal cues to gestures, and even — subtle verbal cues. 

What the Heck Is an Ambivert?

Every time I speak to a group of people, there are some in the crowd who’ve never heard the term “ambivert.” I usually ask for a show of hands of the extroverts, then the introverts, then I ask if anyone else didn’t vote or is a little confused.  

Using Talent Science for Competitive Advantage

By Ron Price, Training Magazine, May 2015

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