PERSONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT                      for Sarah Beth Larson                                  Your reference ID # i...
COMPASSION                                       Your Self-Assessment0                  20        30   40         50      ...
II. YOUR MCI ALIGNMENT SCOREA. Your total MCI alignment score is: 80.5                                   Score            ...
• We think you will find your results to be interesting and illuminating. If there are aspects          of the MCI interpr...
IV. Individual Item Scores                          High Scored Items (Rated 5 or 4)               Item Score             ...
2           I am able to forgive and forget, even when someone has made a                                   serious mistak...
• Are there other moral competencies that you see as weaknesses?        • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate me on ...
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Moral compass

  1. 1. PERSONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT for Sarah Beth Larson Your reference ID # is 11792 Personal Moral Competency Inventory I. THE STRENGTH OF YOUR MORAL COMPASSINTEGRITY Your Self-Assessment0 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Very Low Low Moderate High Very HighRESPONSIBILITY Your Self-Assessment0 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Very Low Low Moderate High Very HighPersonal MCI Report Page 1
  2. 2. COMPASSION Your Self-Assessment0 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Very Low Low Moderate High Very HighFORGIVENESS Your Self-Assessment0 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Very Low Low Moderate High Very HighPersonal MCI Report Page 2
  3. 3. II. YOUR MCI ALIGNMENT SCOREA. Your total MCI alignment score is: 80.5 Score Ranking 90-100 Very High 80-89 High 60-79 Moderate 40-59 Low 20-39 Very LowB. What Your MCI Alignment Score Means • Your total score is a measure of alignment. If your score is high, it is highly likely that you typically act in ways that are consistent with your beliefs and goals. If your score is low, it is likely that your typical behavior is out of synch with what you believe and what you want for yourself. • There are quite a few different ways to look at your MCI scores. No single interpretation is correct, and no “test” is the last word on your capabilities. We recommend that you reflect on each of these aspects of your MCI scores, to see whether they trigger the self-awareness that is so crucial to ongoing moral development.Personal MCI Report Page 3
  4. 4. • We think you will find your results to be interesting and illuminating. If there are aspects of the MCI interpretation that are confusing or don’t make sense to you, then we trust that in the final analysis, you know yourself better than any assessment. That said, here are some ways to interpret you scores. • The maximum possible score is 100. A score of 100 would mean that you answered every item on the MCI with a “5”, and would indicate that you believe you are completely competent in all ten moral competencies assessed by the inventory. Since no human being is perfect, a perfect score on the MCI might mean that you have some difficulty acknowledging areas of weakness. • The minimum score is 20. Most people have some degree of moral competency; therefore, low and very low scores may reflect excess self-criticism rather than genuine moral incompetence. In our experience, scores below 60 are extremely rare, most likely because corporate leaders do not succeed without some degree of moral competency. • MCI scores fall most frequently in the moderate range, between 60 and 79. • Your total MCI score is simply a snapshot of your overall moral competence. If you take the MCI every year or so, your total score can help you see whether your overall level of moral competence is increasing. • You may re-take this as often as you like.III. Highest and Lowest Competency Scores Your Highest Competencies Your Lowest Competencies Acting consistently with principles, values and beliefs Ability to let go of others’ mistakes Keeping promises Actively caring about others Embracing responsibility for serving others Ability to let go of one’s own mistakesMost people who complete the MCI have one or two moral competency scores that stand out ashigher and lower than the bulk of the scores.Do your highest scores fit your understanding of your own strengths? If so, these are the competencies that you know how to use to maintain alignment and promote high performance. Are there any high scores that surprised you? If so, they may represent areas of strength that you had not been aware of, and are competencies that can further help you to achieve your goals.Do your lowest scores fit your understanding of where your weaknesses lie? If so, you have an opportunity to develop your competencies if you decide that improvement in those competencies is important to you. Are there any low scores that surprised you? If so, they may represent blind spots that are keeping you from reaching your goals.Personal MCI Report Page 4
  5. 5. IV. Individual Item Scores High Scored Items (Rated 5 or 4) Item Score Item 5 My friends and coworkers know they can depend on me to keep my word 5 I pay attention to the development needs of my coworkers 5 When faced with an important decision, I consciously assess whether the decision I wish to make is aligned with my most deeply held principles, values and beliefs 5 When I make a mistake, I take responsibility for correcting the situation 5 When a situation may prevent me from keeping a promise, I consult with those involved to renegotiate the agreement 5 My coworkers think of me as an honest person 5 My friends would say that my behavior is very consistent with my beliefs and values 5 My coworkers would say that I take ownership for my decisions 5 My coworkers would say that I have a realistic attitude about my mistakes and failures 5 When someone asks me to keep a confidence, I do so 5 I spend a significant amount of my time providing resources and removing obstacles for my coworkers 5 I tell the truth unless there is an overriding moral reason to withhold it 5 My coworkers would say that I am the kind of person who stands up for my convictions 5 I own up to my own mistakes and failures 5 I am able to deliver negative feedback in a respectful way 5 My coworkers would say that my behavior is very consistent with my beliefs and values 5 My colleagues would say that I go out of my way to help them 4 Because I care about my coworkers, I actively support their efforts to accomplish important personal goals 4 I use my mistakes as an opportunity to improve my performance 4 When I forgive someone, I find that it benefits me as much as it does themIf you have a few scores of 5, those items may be areas of particular strength that you shouldrecognize, appreciate, and use. If you have a majority of 5s you may be extremely morallycompetent across the board, but you may also have overrepresented your strengths. People withvery high scores across the board may need to solicit feedback from others to confirm the accuracyof their scores. Low Scored Items (Rated 1, 2 or 3) Item Score Item 1 I resist the urge to dwell on my mistakesPersonal MCI Report Page 5
  6. 6. 2 I am able to forgive and forget, even when someone has made a serious mistake 3 My first response when I meet new people is to be genuinely interested in them 3 If I knew my company was engaging in unethical or illegal behavior, I would report it, even if it could have an adverse effect on my career 3 I truly care about the people I work with as people – not just as the human capital needed to produce results 3 If I believe that my boss is doing something that isn’t right, I will challenge him or her 3 My coworkers would say that I am a compassionate person 3 I accept that other people will make mistakes 3 Even when people make mistakes, I continue to trust them 3 Even when I have made a serious mistake in my life, I am able to forgive myself and move ahead 3 I discuss my mistakes with coworkers to encourage tolerance for risk 3 When things go wrong, I do not blame others or circumstances 3 When I make a decision that turns out to be a mistake, I admit itIf you have some scores that are 2 or 1, what weaknesses do those items represent? Since mostpeople who take the MCI have very few item scores below 3, low item scores usually representwonderful opportunities for removing obstacles to high performance.Take a look at the item scores for your highest and lowest competencies. Was your lowestcompetency score a result of midrange scores for each of the four related items, or was yourcompetency score low because of one very low item score? If so, you may find that payingattention to that single aspect of the competency could greatly boost your competence in that area.V. Do Your Scores Matter?All of the competencies included in the MCI are important, and all act synergistically. Butrealistically, we are all human, and need to concentrate on developing the competencies that willhave the most impact on ourselves and our organizations.You already have decided whether your scores accurately reflect your areas of moral strength andweakness. At a deeper level, how well do your scores represent competency areas that areimportant to you? After all, you can be good or bad at things that you don’t care about. So weencourage you to think about the extent to which the competencies identified are consistent withyour moral compass and your goals.VI. Reality TestingHow much do you trust your self assessment of your moral competencies? Most of us have somedegree of difficulty seeing ourselves as others see us.As a reality test, we recommend that you share your MCI scores with one or two trusted friends orcolleagues. Here are some questions you can ask them: • How well do my strengths as reported on the MCI reflect your perception of my strengths? • How well do my weaknesses as reported on the MCI reflect your perception of my strengths? • Are there other moral competencies that you see as my strengths?Personal MCI Report Page 6
  7. 7. • Are there other moral competencies that you see as weaknesses? • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate me on integrity? • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate me on responsibility? • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate me on how well I show compassion? • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate me on my capacity for forgiveness?* This Moral Competency Inventory is not a psychological test or inventory. No studies of reliability or validity have been done and no suchresearch is anticipated. Users should understand that this is only a survey or poll of opinions of those surveyed.Personal MCI Report Page 7

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