Thank you for taking Roeder Consulting's A Sixth Sense for Project Management® Assessment. The assessment and its results are intended to help direct deep thought about your personal style when working in teams in a constructive, objective manner. Your results will clarify which of the essential skills for project and change managers are your strengths, as well as which areas can be targeted for personal and professional growth. To get the most out of this assessment, contact Roeder Consulting today to schedule a conversation about your results and any questions you might have.
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CALCULATING YOUR SCORE
Your results were calculated by considering three facets of each skill:
First, your Understanding of each skill was measured. Your Understanding was determined by how familiar you reported you are with the skill, and if you believe that the skill is important and worthwhile to practice. The next step to mastery was defined by your Willingness to implement the skill in your personal and professional life. Participants that reported having a high interest in this skill, and reported regularly practicing it, gained more points in the Willingness category. The third and final component was your Ability to use the skill. Ability was determined by your level of agreement with statements that described appropriate and effective use. A strong Understanding is the groundwork upon which a Willingness to grow can be fostered, and an Ability to succeed can be built.
WHY ARE THESE SKILLS IMPORTANT?
The eight skills that you were assessed in are all essential to project success. Roeder Consulting's A Sixth Sense for Project Management® emphasizes the importance of managers continuously improving their Business Acumen and Technical Skills, and strengthening their abilities in the Six Interpersonal Disciplines. Business Acumen and Technical Skills are phrases we're all likely comfortable with and understand. But what are "interpersonal disciplines"? When it comes to improving those skills, where would you start?
That's why our assessment places such a focus on the Six Interpersonal Disciplines. Through our over a decade of experience, partnerships with research institutions, and continuous education, we found that interpersonal skills can be broken into six essential, easy to understand components: Awareness, Whole Body Decisions™, Clear Communication, Adaptability, Diplomacy, and Persistence.
BUILDING YOUR SKILLS
Each of the skills measured are trainable. With time, practice, and dedication, anyone can improve their scores. Working toward increasing your own Understanding, Willingness, and Ability in each of the Disciplines is a direct investment in your ability to succeed in projects and changes.
It's normal for any journey of professional development to feel daunting at first. It helps to know where to start to actively improve your skills. Listed below are several strategies to use in your work or personal life to intentionally practice and reflect upon interpersonal skills, business acumen, and technical skills.
Check out more information about the first two components of the Balanced Approach.
Dive into each component of the Six Interpersonal Disciplines and learn how to improve your skills.