“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”   

Aristotle

The starting place for change is self-awareness. There are a range of ways we can enhance knowledge of ourselves, starting with behavioural observation and conversations with trusted others, and/or 360 feedback. There are also a range of more formal tools that can be used to supplement our understanding. Kemp Street Partners, either directly or through its association with other professionals, offers the assessment tools listed on the right.

Neethling Brain Instrument™ – a relatively new tool that focuses on left and right brain thinking, and affective or cognitive processing. It is underpinned by the latest in neuroscience and is useful for individuals and teams.

Emotional and Social Competency Inventory – this tool measures the eighteen emotional and social intelligence competencies that distinguish the most effective leaders.

Picture Story Inventory (Hay Group) – one of the rare tools that gets at the underlying motives that drive behaviours.

Leadership Styles and Organisational Climate (Hay Group) – a set of online tools designed to assess a leader’s leadership styles and their impact on organisational climate.

VIA Strengths – a premier tool in positive psychology that looks at unique character strengths and personalized pathways to happiness.

Myers Briggs® – a widely known and used personality profiling instrument that is especially helpful in understanding how to communicate with and influence others.