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Richard Dana Associates uses state-of-the-art cognitive, learning, personality and behavioral tools to create a high definition picture of your company and its personnel—the Executive Learning Profile SM . The picture encompasses the corporate structure and culture, strategic initiatives, reporting relationships, individual and team performance goals and is the foundation for strategic business consultation, and /or team training. The Profile is a road map for results-oriented executive coaching that leverages natural business skills and core competencies.

Phase I: What’s the assignment, really? Needs Analysis.

  • What is the context?
  • Who is the client?
  • What are the reporting expectations?
  • What is the desired outcome (at least as overtly stated)?
  • How well are corporate, business unit and individual goals and objectives aligned?

Phase II: Construct a Picture

  • Interviews: What are the stories?
  • What has been tried before?
  • 360 Feedback Tools
  • Assessment Inventories, e.g., Hogan & DISC
  • Cognitive Science: Thinking Differently
  • Re-articulate the big picture and goals

For Individuals...

  • Who you are
  • How you work
  • How you think
  • How you learn
  • Personality and temperament
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Language & communication style
  • Attention and focusing skill
  • Business acumen

For Organizations...

  • Economic and market conditions
  • Organizational structure
  • Corporate history and culture
  • Current context and business climate
  • Strategic initiatives and changes
  • Change management practices
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning and Mentoring
  • Succession Planning

Why a biz psychologist?