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Paul daly prospective assessment

  1. 1. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsThese are your Top 5 Leadership Characteristics:Acting with Honor and CharacterYou know what you stand for. Your actions are rooted in a stable set of values. You can becounted on to act consistently and stay true to your word. Others trust you because yourbeliefs and actions match. People see you walking your talk. They sense your authenticity andyour character.Making Complex DecisionsWhen you mull over a problem, you can fill pages with plus and minus columns, mind mapsketches, lists of options, and various other notations. You gather enough data, but you don’tget too bogged down in it. You find the essence of a problem. You take into account all of themoving parts. When you look for patterns, you assess whether it’s something you’ve seen inyour past experience. But you don’t get caught up with surface similarities. Subtle differenceswill lead you to take a new course of action—one that you haven’t tried in the past. Once youland on a decision, you are aware of the risk but confident that your approach has the bestchance for success.Relating SkillsMost people would say that you are a likable person. You relate well to all kinds of people. Youmake other people feel at ease. You are genuinely interested in other people. And younaturally build relationships by inquiring about people’s interests, priorities, and perspectives.After spending time with you, people feel like they matter. Your positive, affirming naturemakes others feel important and valued. People are quick to offer the same respect andconsideration back to you.Managing Diverse RelationshipsPage 1 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  2. 2. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsManaging Diverse Relationships: Top 5 Characteristics (Contd)You seek out people with different points of view and different backgrounds. Even though youacknowledge that it takes a little more time and more deliberate communication, you see thevalue that a diversity of perspectives and experiences contributes. You are open andcollaborative. You share and communicate well. You seek to understand, accommodate, andleverage differences.Keeping on PointYou have discipline. Despite all of the tasks and challenges vying for your attention, you sortthrough competing priorities and stay focused. You have your favorite tricks for doingthis—setting aside blocks of time, finding ways to minimize interruptions, making decisionsquickly. You know that it’s not enough to be busy. Your concentrated focus producesmeaningful accomplishments.Page 2 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  3. 3. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsPotential Blind SpotsBlind spots are characteristics that you overestimate. You are likely to see yourself as stronger in these skills thanothers see you. A self assessment can give you insight on potential areas for self improvement, however, askingothers for their input by doing a network assessment will give you far greater insight on your blind spots. Here areyour potential blind spots and some ideas for next steps:Getting Work Done Through OthersOne of the most difficult transitions people face as they move up the ladder is transformingtheir approach to managing others. Direct step-by-step instruction and discipline gives way torelationship building, empowerment, advocacy, and coaching.Empower – Taking a command-and-control approach to leadership has its advantages,but it also involves a lot of extra stress and expended energy. Delegating work is one of thebest ways to develop and empower others. Add some coaching and support to the mix,and you have a recipe for bringing out the best in people.•Eliminate barriers – Part of your job as a leader is to make sure your team has what itneeds (resources, time, support, information) to get their jobs done efficiently. Listen tofeedback from your team about where the system bogs down and use your influence andadvocacy to clear their path.•Spend your time wisely – It is tempting to continue to do the work that you love—the workthat got you promoted. But once you manage other people, your job responsibilities shift.Spend less time on tasks you have mastered and more time on tasks that only you can do.•Getting OrganizedFeeling overwhelmed by a large number of tasks can have the paradoxical effect of making itharder to get any one thing done. Being a skilled juggler requires careful planning,sequencing, and focused attention on the right things.Page 3 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  4. 4. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsGetting Organized: Blind Spots (Contd)Strategize – Set a long-term goal and work backwards from there. Break the goal intosmaller pieces and schedule deadlines for each step along the way. This will keep youfocused when other pressures vie for your attention.•Find resources – Get more done with less by calling upon all available resources. Youmight offer a piece of the project to someone as a development assignment or reallocatebudget dollars to pay for an additional set of hands. Search for creative ways to increaseyour efficiency.•Manage your time – There are many resources available to help you become a bettertime manager. These include online courses, software, and professional organizingconsultants. In the absence of these external learning tools, scheduling time for criticalprojects and holding yourself to those daily commitments is an excellent first step.•Demonstrating Personal FlexibilityClearly, our world is in constant flux. And as the pace of change accelerates on all of us,organizations have become keenly aware of their need for people who can tuck and roll andkeep their balance in a context of continuous change.Keep learning – Getting better and better at something you’re already good at does notgrow you as fast as pushing past your comfort zone and entering unfamiliar terrain. Seekout classes, opportunities to cross-team, or even lateral moves that will allow you toexercise new muscles and break up your routine.•Start again, and again – Resilience used to be a term used mostly in psychology andsports, but it’s creeping into the business lexicon. It refers to one’s ability to bounce backfrom setbacks, losses, or simple failure. Your grace in the face of such challenges and yourability to get back on the horse will communicate your resilience.•Think solutions – Where there’s a problem, there’s always a solution (or at least a braveattempt at one). Identifying problems is an important part of any job, but looking deep into•Page 4 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  5. 5. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsDemonstrating Personal Flexibility: Blind Spots (Contd)the heart of a problem and coming up with a recommended course of action is whatseparates the truly nimble from the rest of us.Making Tough People CallsBeing skilled at reading people will get you only so far in the ongoing and challenging task ofidentifying, attracting, and retaining the best people for your team. Much more than instinctand good intentions are needed to pull off one of the most difficult aspects of effectivemanagement.Focus on the Big Four – Resist the temptation to load up on data when evaluatingsomeone. Narrowing your focus around four key aspects—skills, training, attitude, andwork ethic—will help you make objective, fair, and reliable personnel decisions.•Diversify – Relying on referrals, instinct, or personality similarities limits your talent pooland can result in a homogenous, static team. Reaching across generational or culturalbarriers to find the most skilled people will keep teams dynamic and balanced.•Systematize – Use job descriptions, skills assessments, and consistent hiring procedures.Clearly communicate standards for promotion, bonus, and performance expectations.Keeping poor performers around sends the wrong message and might cause your bestpeople to disengage. Keep the team lean and strong, and be consistent in your standards.•Page 5 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  6. 6. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsPotential Hidden StrengthsHidden strengths are characteristics that you underestimate. You are likely to see yourself as weaker in theseskills than others see you. A self assessment can give you insight on potential areas for self improvement,however, asking others for their input by doing a network assessment will give you far greater insight on yourhidden strengths. Here are your potential hidden strengths:Creating the New and DifferentYou are able to envision a future that no one else sees and invent things that haven’t beenimagined. You focus a lot of your time on gathering information and asking good questions.Because you value all points of view and look broadly for information, you are able to makeconnections across many fields and use analogies that help you think differently about aproblem. During brainstorming, you value the outlandish and the absurd—which can sparknew thinking. You don’t judge. You don’t hem people in. You believe that many people withdifferent ways of looking at the world will always outperform any one individual’s ideas. Youare not afraid of failure. Fail early, fail often is almost a mantra for you. You expect a result thatwill wow clients and strive to make it a reality.Managing UpYou relate well with higher management. You manage your career well. You know what youwant in your career. You are proactive in positioning yourself—your career aspirations andinterests—to leaders who will influence your career trajectory. You do not hesitate to takeadvantage of opportunities that showcase your skills to higher management. This requiresconfidence, but gaining the support of your boss and senior leaders makes the risk worth it toyou.Focusing on the Bottom LinePage 6 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  7. 7. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsFocusing on the Bottom Line: Hidden Strengths (Contd)You are achievement oriented. You are eager to take action and see results. Even when youencounter obstacles, your energy and perseverance keep you going. You are motivated andoptimistic. At your best, you ensure that your actions are focused rather than lettingmomentum take over. You attribute much of your strong performance to your sense ofurgency, drive, and resilience.Page 7 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  8. 8. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsProblem AreasProblem areas can be hard to talk about. However, we want to arm you with as much information as possibleabout the roots of success as well as known causes of derailment. Through studying the career trajectories ofthousands of individual contributors, managers, and executives, we’ve identified the five most common barriersto career success. If you suspect one or more of these areas is a problem for you, the section below will provideinitial steps toward improvement.This assessment did not generate any problem areas for you.Page 8 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  9. 9. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsKorn/Ferry InsightsHere’s how you compare to others:Acting with Honor and CharacterActing with Honor and Character is ranked highest in importance compared to all otherleadership skills. It is the foundation upon which all other leadership skills are built. Mostpeople are highly skilled in Acting with Honor and Character. It is moderately difficult todevelop. Being trustworthy, consistent, and ethical are viewed by most employers as price-of-admission leadership qualities.Making Complex DecisionsMaking Complex Decisions is highly correlated with strong performance across all leadershiplevels and is associated with further promotion at the manager level. It is moderately difficult todevelop. The skill level for most people in Making Complex Decisions is high. Having the skillto solve tough problems and deftly handle new situations will be mission critical at all stages ofyour career.Relating SkillsRelating Skills are particularly important at the individual contributor level. Most people’s skill inthis area is high, and it is moderately difficult to develop. Leaders who are skilled in this areaare also likely to be skilled in Managing Diverse Relationships and Being Open and Receptive.While the presence of these interpersonal skills may not be enough to get you promoted, theabsence of these skills can stymie your progression up the leadership ladder.Managing Diverse RelationshipsManaging Diverse Relationships is significantly related to getting promoted at the managerPage 9 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  10. 10. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsManaging Diverse Relationships: Korn/Ferry Insights (Contd)and executive levels. The skill level for most people is high, and it is moderately difficult todevelop. Relating well and collaborating with people who have different points of view anddifferent backgrounds and experiences can enhance and sharpen your contribution at work.Keeping on PointKeeping on Point is very important across all leadership levels, particularly at the managerlevel where it is highly correlated with strong performance. However, the skill level for mostpeople in Keeping on Point is moderate when compared to other leadership skills. Fortunately,it is easier to develop than most leadership skills. The ability to set priorities and stay focusedis not common—it will differentiate you from your peers.Creating the New and DifferentCreating the New and Different is correlated with strong performance at the manager andexecutive levels. Most people’s skill level in Creating the New and Different is low, and it isharder to develop than most leadership skills. For these reasons, it is a good idea to focus ondeveloping this skill as early as possible in your career. Your ability to generate breakthroughswill be noticed, appreciated, and sought after because it is the source of competitiveadvantage that companies seek.Managing UpManaging Up is a strong skill for most people across all leadership levels. However, it may notbe surprising that the skill improves as leaders move up to the manager and executive levels.Many people are not aware of their ability to manage up—it is one of the most common hiddenstrengths for individual contributors, managers, and executives. Your ability to garner supportfrom senior leaders gives you the opportunity to position your ideas and influence your careertrajectory.Focusing on the Bottom LinePage 10 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  11. 11. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsFocusing on the Bottom Line: Korn/Ferry Insights (Contd)Focusing on the Bottom Line is critically important. It is highly correlated with performance atthe individual contributor and manager levels. The ability to get results is also related to gettingpromoted at the individual contributor and manager levels. The skill level for most people isvery high, and it is one of the easiest leadership skills to develop. Focusing on the Bottom Lineis a non-negotiable for anyone who wants to succeed at work.Getting Work Done Through OthersGetting Work Done Through Others is important, particularly at the manager and executivelevels. However, it is an extremely rare skill. For most leaders, this is their lowest-rankedleadership skill, and it is one of the most common blind spots at the executive level. GettingWork Done Through Others is easier to develop, in part, because organizations providecourses, coaching, and other resources to help leaders improve. It is difficult to give up doingthe work yourself, but your ability to direct, coach, delegate, and develop can mean thedifference between lackluster and stellar results.Getting OrganizedGetting Organized is important at all leadership levels, particularly at the individual contributorand manager levels where it is highly correlated with strong performance. Most people aremoderately skilled at Getting Organized, and the good news is, it is easier to develop thanmost leadership skills. Planning, marshalling resources, and multi-tasking are key, especiallyfor leaders who are charged with efficient execution.Demonstrating Personal FlexibilityDemonstrating Personal Flexibility is a very low skill for most people. It is also harder forpeople to develop because it involves the willingness to respond to feedback and to change.Change can be hard for people, and personal change can be even more challenging. Peopleoften overestimate their ability in this area; it is a common blind spot across all levels ofPage 11 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com
  12. 12. Copyright © 2011 Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company. All Rights Reserved.Korn/Ferry’s ProSpective Assessment is an online assessment tool created by Korn/Ferry International to assist LinkedIn users with their careerdevelopment. Leadership characteristics are based on research by Lominger International, a Korn/Ferry company.ProSpective AssessmentPaul Dalys Assessment ResultsDemonstrating Personal Flexibility: Korn/Ferry Insights (Contd)leadership. Enhancing your ability to adjust, adapt, and flex in response to feedback orchanging conditions will make you a resilient and nimble leader.Making Tough People CallsMaking Tough People Calls is important at the manager and executive levels, but few peoplehave this skill, regardless of leadership level. This is one of the most common blind spotsacross all levels of leadership. Making Tough People Calls requires keen observational skills,the ability to assess accurately, and the courage to make the decision to hire, fire, or promote.For these reasons, Making Tough People Calls is moderately difficult to develop.Page 12 of 12linkedin.kornferry.com

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