We have a variety of self-assessments that can help increase your self-awareness and understanding of how to use your strengths. This knowledge will be useful in helping you overcome challenges to your strategies for moving forward and achieving your goals.  Two samples are given below.  Let me know if you are interested in exploring your strengths, values, and perspectives using self-assessment tools. 


Do you know what your strengths are? Do you know how they contribute to your productivity and success? Can you recognize when you “overdo” or misapply your strengths and inadvertently cause conflict?

Through TotalSDI (Strength Deployment Inventory), you will gain new perspectives and understand how others view you and what is expected of you; invaluable insights for any organizational role. TotalSDI can help you discover satisfying, meaningful work — right where you are. 


Global Competency Inventory

The Global Competencies Inventory is an instrument that assesses individuals’ strengths and weaknesses in competencies related to adapting to and working effectively with people who are different than you. These competencies help us work across cultural boundaries, but they are also useful in dealing with any type of demographic differences within one’s own culture, such as ethnic, occupational, generational, gender, religious, and political differences. An individual’s ability to manage these differences and work effectively with people can be found in one's competency in 16 dimensions within these 3 categories:

  • Perception Management: learning effectively about the foreign people and their environment.
  • Relationship Management: building and maintaining quality relationships with those people.
  • Self Management: being able to manage one’s emotions and maintain a positive state of being given the challenges of adapting to and working with foreign people and environments.



Karen Gaskins Jones

Phone: 301-390-2246