49 min

Spencer Horn: Leadership and Personality Assessments - Finding Your Strengths and Discovering Your Blindspots Speaker Real

    • Business

In this episode, Cheryl and Spencer discuss:
Making personality tests useful
Why some tests don’t help
Hiring the right person 
What are assessment tools for? 

Key Takeaways:
Personality tests work best when used as a development tool and not as a way to pigeonhole people and limit them into a specific category. Knowing your strengths and blindspots is very important for forward and upward momentum. 
Some personality tests don’t help because they are unscientific; based on theory and not facts. Those kinds of tests are useful only for novelty but not for personal development. 
If you want to hire the right person for the job, you must create a job model based on the most successful people that have been in that role and go through an iterative process as leaders to determine the kind of person you want. 
The purpose of assessment tools is for the organizations to hire with their eyes wide open, for teams to come together and know each other, and for individuals to see their strengths and know what areas to work on or delegate to others. 
 

“When you create an environment where people can be completely honest, now they have the ability to grow and learn and change because they get an accurate assessment of where they are today. ”  —  Spencer Horn
 
 
Connect with Spencer Horn:
Website: https://altiumleadership.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerhorn/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpencerHorn 
 
Get in Touch with Cheryl:
Website: www.cherylknows.com 
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvWKXBC6fKn1dLGY11hxIg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dynamiteproductionsinc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylknowlton/
 
Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla
 
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

In this episode, Cheryl and Spencer discuss:
Making personality tests useful
Why some tests don’t help
Hiring the right person 
What are assessment tools for? 

Key Takeaways:
Personality tests work best when used as a development tool and not as a way to pigeonhole people and limit them into a specific category. Knowing your strengths and blindspots is very important for forward and upward momentum. 
Some personality tests don’t help because they are unscientific; based on theory and not facts. Those kinds of tests are useful only for novelty but not for personal development. 
If you want to hire the right person for the job, you must create a job model based on the most successful people that have been in that role and go through an iterative process as leaders to determine the kind of person you want. 
The purpose of assessment tools is for the organizations to hire with their eyes wide open, for teams to come together and know each other, and for individuals to see their strengths and know what areas to work on or delegate to others. 
 

“When you create an environment where people can be completely honest, now they have the ability to grow and learn and change because they get an accurate assessment of where they are today. ”  —  Spencer Horn
 
 
Connect with Spencer Horn:
Website: https://altiumleadership.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerhorn/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpencerHorn 
 
Get in Touch with Cheryl:
Website: www.cherylknows.com 
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvWKXBC6fKn1dLGY11hxIg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dynamiteproductionsinc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylknowlton/
 
Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla
 
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

49 min

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