Assessing Mental Toughness

I recently went to the ICF NYC Assessment Café, a stimulating event that showcased 8 very different assessments to the coaches in attendance. Having been immersed in personality assessment for many years, I was particularly intrigued by the MTQPlus as it homes in on specific aspects of personality that determine how we deal with stress and pressure, and how we …

FREE Taster Session – See Lumina Spark in action!

We’ve recently been asked by a number of people to provide an opportunity to experience the Lumina Spark personality assessment, the workshop and the new App in more depth.  So we’re offering a free taster workshop where you can see the model in action. What you’ll gain by attending: * Experience the Spark Workshop exactly as it would be run …

Are you struggling to resolve conflict within your Team? 

In previous articles we have highlighted the value of Lumina Spark as the next generation of professional development tools, supporting individuals, teams and organizations to work more effectively and improve performance. It is unique amongst other psychometric tools for better self-understanding and helps people identify how to improve their working relationships with others. Lumina Spark has many products where its …

From Ancient Greece to Lumina Spark; a brief history of personality profiling.

As far back as Ancient Greece, humans have been trying to understand and predict people’s behavior. The Greeks theorized that the way people behaved was driven by their humours and divided people into 4 categories – phlegmatics, melancholics, sanguines, and cholerics. In 1922, Jung’s theory of personality was a significant improvement on the humours and has served organizations well as …

3 simple actions to boost team empowerment

In the race to reduce costs and delight clients, organizations are seeking to develop leaders who empower their employees. By empowering employees, they hope to see decisions made closer to the customer/user, improved response times, higher employee engagement and more time for strategic thinking by managers. At it’s heart, em-POWER-ment is about the transfer of power to a person or …