Identify potential and create a shared leadership culture
Consistent and reliable profiling
Enable people to focus on their easiest development areas and those most beneficial to their role and the organisation and -
- Raise peoples' self-awareness of their preferences, talents and leadership profiles
- Target your organisation's investment in leadership development
- Create a shared organisational culture, based on confidence and capability
- Develop your current leadership capabilities and identify people with potential
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Our recommended assessments
- Leadership competences for behavioural change - the Forton My360
- Emotional intelligence assessment and development - EBW
- Career development - COI
- Personality type mapping - individuals and teams - TDI
- Team and Leader development - for positivity and productivity - TLV
- Culture change, reward and recognition - AQ
In leadership development, better team working and personal engagement with the world of work, it's now common knowledge that emotional intelligence, or EQ, is a vital factor in success. The ability to choose and control our emotions. To display empathy as we work with others. When our relationships flourish, our productivity and personal performance increase.
Yet understanding the way the emotional brain works alongside our logical selves is not enough. EQ profiling and skills development go hand in hand. Emotional intelligence is develop-able. It's not fixed for life.
The tools here will support you to develop your own EQ, the EQ of your leaders and managers, and the EQ of their teams.
The message is simple, if you want to predict whether an individual or team will succeed, measure and develop their EQ.
Personal EQ Profiling
Leaders and managers are under greater pressures and demands in today's changing world. Change is, itself, now the norm.
How well we flex and adapt can be predicted through EQ profiling. As can the ability of a manager to connect emotionally with peers and team members. Our ability to influence others is also a predictable quality, related to EQ.
By profiling emotional intelligence and tapping into strengths, you identify development areas too.
At the Forton Group we work with models that support and develop resonant leadership styles for more emotionally-intelligent leadership development.
You'll see the difference that a positive EQ environment can have in a number of ways:
- Better communications
- Less sickness and absenteeism
- Increased personal and team performance
- Better health & safety
- Improved employee engagement scores
Team EQ Profiling
It's hard not to sound evangelical when talking about EQ. But today's world of work relies upon the quality of our relationships.
“Workaday frustrations and passions – boredom, envy, fear, love, anger, guilt, infatuation, embarrassment, nostalgia, anxiety – are deeply woven into the way roles are enacted and learned, power is exercised, trust is held, commitment formed and decisions made. Emotions are not simply excisable from … organisational processes; they both characterize and inform them.”
Prof. Stephen Fineman (2000)
Developing a Team EQ profile supports an understanding of how the team actually works and their development needs.
Two key elements of team EQ are 'sociability' and 'solidarity' (the Goffee and Jones model). Some teams need, and value, emotional intelligence more highly, while others less so.
If a team culture requires high emotional intelligence but team members don't display those skills, profiling and skills development may be the answer.
Profiling & Development Options
Self-assessment, 360o, and Team
We'll work with you to identify which EQ profiling tool is most appropriate for your needs. We can integrate the tool into our online Learning System and manage the process for you, with analysis and reporting.
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Here at the Forton Group, our focus is on your Board, your leaders and your managers. Developing emotional intelligence in your leaders will have the biggest positive effect on your people.
Our two-day programme 'Leading with Emotional Intelligence' is a practical, EQ skills development workshop that we can tailor to your needs.
One interesting outcome of a client project was measured by Gallup, who remarked that leaders who had attended a 2-day Forton workshop were not only in the top employee engagement scores in the organisation, but that they maintained those high scores over time.
We can work with you to identify and measure the impacts of your investment in EQ.
High-performance leader profiling tool: Forton360
About the high performance leadership behaviours
The Forton Group only recommends profiling and diagnostic tools based on research and real-world evidence. Tools that are easy to understand and meaningful; enabling people to make an immediate difference in their role.
The Schroder ‘high performance behaviours’ is a proven model of better leadership, invaluable for developing talent and supporting existing leaders and managers. It focuses on what works in more successful organisations. It addresses the complexity, the volatility and the increasing pace of change. This is relevant to any organisation and any leadership level. It focuses development on what's needed now
Forton360 Step 1
Nominate your network, complete your own questionnaire
- Information Search
- Idea Formation
- Flexible Thinking
Give feedback to your colleagues
- Empathy & Understanding
Navigate & understand your report
- Building Confidence
The high performance behaviours
There are four behaviour groups: Thinking, Involving, Inspiring, and Achieving.
High-performing people do these consistently. Beneath each of these behaviour groups lies a lot of detail, summarised here:
- Measuring Improvement
- Customer Action
Personality Profiling with Type Dynamics diagnostic tools
Why use Type Dynamics
You may be familiar with a product called Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). TDI is a similar, updated and more accurate version of that. The Type Dynamics Indicator (TDI®) is the most up-to-date measure of Psychological Type.
It captures the essence of Jung’s original thinking to provide a flexible yet penetrating assessment of a person’s personality. Underlying patterns are revealed by exploring the interaction of four dynamic preferences:
- What attracts and energises us: Extraversion-Introversion;
- How we see the world: Sensing-Intuition;
- How we make decisions: Thinking-Feeling;
- The way we manage the world around us: Judging-Perceiving.
New thinking about personality profiling
Personality isn't fixed. It's develop-able and context-related.
As well as giving a sharp focus on the fundamental preferences, the TDI is designed to help people identify their most natural style.
This is based on the premise that a person may express their personality in different ways in different circumstances.
TDI offers "Is/Want" options - allowing respondents to rate their response according to how they see things today - and how they would like to develop tomorrow.
Use Type Dynamics assessments to:
- Develop your test-taking skills
- Find out more about your abilities
- Understand your learning style and how you can become a more effective learner
- Explore your personality preferences and how they relate to the world of work
- Find out about your interests and the kinds of work you may find appealing
- Find out what sort of work you may be best suited to
Create a baseline view of the team today and a map for on-going team development
A group of integrated tools, the four diagnostic products are based on the same proven model. All simple and cost-effective in use. Responses are combined and presented in reports that presents results in multiple graphic layers, each layer more detailed. The diagnostics also include responses to customisable essay-style questions. Download the Team Coaching International flyer
The original team assessment:
The Team Diagnostic™, used with thousands of teams worldwide since 2005. The online diagnostics take about 20 minutes to complete. The process is anonymous.
- A self-portrait of the team, drawn by the team
- Proven model of team effectiveness
- Unique view of the team
- A map for team development
Team 360 View™
- Unfiltered feedback to the target team
- A candid picture of the team by those impacted the most
answers the question:
“What do stakeholders think about our performance?“
- Broad view
- The whole organization or representative sample
- Measures the culture and productivity strengths that deliver results
Gives the leadership team invaluable information about the health and performance of the organization, and theirleadership of it
Team Leader View™
- Team leaders assess their view of the team, and their own leadership
- An excellent team leadership development too