Leaders need high quality assessment data that can enhance their self-awareness and use that awareness to take actions that propel them ahead. However, for leaders to accept and own the data and be motivated to act on it, the content and process of assessments need to characterised by respect, sensitivity and objectivity.
CFI’s approach to leadership development assessments is strongly influenced by these values of respect, sensitivity and objectivity. CFI’s coaches prefer to establish a relationship of trust before broaching the subject of assessments
CFI Coaches prefer to take an appreciative view of the coachee’s reality, recognising that the seeds of their greatness already exist and it just need discovering. It also helps coachees tell their stories in a way they have not told before. CFI coaches involve the coachee in the assessment process, especially in gathering stakeholder inputs so ownership of the data is high. Most importantly, CFI believes that assessment must be seen as an integral part of the development process and not as a precursor to it.