Dallas – Feb. 19, 2018 – In today’s competitive job market, companies are looking for ways to attract and retain employees while also maximizing their job engagement and performance. Leadership Worth Following (LWF), a Dallas-based leadership consulting firm, introduces a new type of personality assessment tool – the DRiV™ – designed to measure what inspires work and gives it meaning. By evaluating what drives and drains people in their careers, the DRiV can help predict optimal leadership styles, determine effective team composition, and implement more engaging work practices.
“There are many tools available to leaders to gain insight about their motives and values, but in my experience, the DRiV offers one of the most comprehensive and in-depth pictures of what energizes and directs a leader, along with the factors that can lead to stress and burnout,” says Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College.
Based on more than 50 years of research on motives and values, the DRiV identifies what people believe they should do, what they want to do, and what they actually do within a given situation. This three-pronged approach goes deeper than traditional personality assessment tools.
“Organizations can benefit from understanding everyone’s unique drivers – what people are passionate about,” explains Chris Coultas, Ph.D., LWF’s director of science and research, who helped develop the DRiV. He says this knowledge can improve leadership development, team dynamics, and talent selection. The DRiV also helps spot and address risk points that can limit career growth, hamper job satisfaction and negatively impact performance.
In taking the DRiV, users answer 185 questions on a five-point scale – from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree – and then a detailed report is generated describing the user’s DRiV Profile and a ranking of their 32 drivers. This report addresses both the upsides and downsides of each Profile and driver.
Three years of scientific research on the DRiV by LWF has validated important links to outcomes such as leadership performance, teamwork behaviors, ethical decision-making, critical thinking ability, leadership emergence, career paths and career success.
Leadership Worth Following, LLC (LWF) is a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development consulting, assessment, and talent strategies that deliver results. Founded in 2004, LWF continues to hone its capabilities and expertise through research and real-world experience with varied organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to small nonprofits. In launching its proprietary assessment tool, the DRiV, LWF expands its capabilities by helping organizations discover what drives and drains their leaders, teams, and cultures. For more information, visit the DRiV website.
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