Change Solutions for Individuals
Individual development starts with self-discovery. Our solutions help to create awareness of current behaviors, acceptance of the impacts these have on personal effectiveness, and action steps for constructive change.
The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is an individual development tool that uses both self-assessment and colleague feedback to identify individual thinking and behavioral styles. By providing insights into strengths and areas for development, it empowers people to embark on their own journeys to being better at, and enjoying more, everything they do.
Designed for managers, leaders, students, and those in professional and technical roles, the LSI has helped millions of people to understand and change the way they think and behave.
Life Styles Inventory™
Building on the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI), ACUMEN Leadership WorkStyles (LWS) helps self-motivated leaders strengthen thinking and behavioral styles that promote their effectiveness and moderate styles that prevent them from realizing their potential.
LWS is a 360° feedback assessment and development tool for leaders that focuses on combinations of the 12 Circumplex styles and the way they interact to provide feedback on strengths and counterproductive tendencies. It provides the leader with a highly personalized narrative report on the implications of their styles for task accomplishment and teamwork, as well as suggestions for improving communication and project leadership.
Management/Impact (M/I) is a feedback tool developed especially for mid- to lower-level managers and others with management responsibilities.
Internationally proven and aligned with best-practice academic and psychometric standards, M/I uses self-assessment and colleague feedback to gauge managers’ strengths and areas for development — a vital step towards ensuring their ‘fit’ with your organization’s vision, values, and strategies.
Research and development by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D. Leadership/Impact (L/I) provides managers and executives with unique insights into their personal leadership strategies and the impact of those strategies on others’ behavior and performance.
The product of extensive leadership effectiveness research, this 360° feedback assessment for leaders is used by organizations worldwide and is featured in Center for Creative Leadership’s book, Feedback to Managers.
Differences of opinion are an inevitable part of organizational relationships, but while constructive differing is productive, out-and-out conflict is not.
Individual thinking and behavior can help or hinder the way members of your organization handle conflicts, solve problems, and negotiate. Does your team handle conflict constructively? LSI Conflict paints a picture of conflict styles and helps build Constructive thinking strategies for effective conflict resolution.
Effective management requires the mastery of skills in a variety of areas that, in complementary ways, contribute to continued performance and success. One of the best ways to gauge a manager’s effectiveness is to request feedback from the people with whom the manager works.
By measuring performance from both the participant’s point of view and the views of at least three associates, the Management Effectiveness Profile System (MEPS) accurately evaluates a manager’s current performance in fundamental skill areas. The 360° feedback allows you to identify strengths and specific development needs for targeted improvement.
Management Effectiveness Profile System™
Today, organizations of all shapes and sizes are seeking new ways to improve their operations to compete in a volatile economic environment. Employees are challenged to inquire, think, gather information, evaluate, communicate, and act—all at increasingly high speeds.
Such accelerated activity, coupled with the pressures of constant change, takes a considerable toll on your organization's workforce in terms of elevated stress levels. As stress increases, the result is lagging performance, diminished productivity, and ill physical and emotional health. The Stress Processing Report (SPR) enables people to better understand how they react to and cope with stress, and possibly create stress for themselves, at work and in their non-work lives.