The Leadership Challenge


MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®)

The MBTI® instrument is the world's most widely used personality indicator, with over 2 million people taking it annually. It is the pre-eminent personality profiler, giving you a deep understanding of yourself and others. It explains how differences between people can be observed and described. It therefore gives you very clear and tips and advice for:

  • building better interpersonal relationships
  • creating a high-performance team
  • becoming an effective leader

The MBTI® instrument is a forced choice, self-report, personality questionnaire used to measure and describe people's preferences for taking in information, making decisions and orienting their lives. It is based on Carl Jung's theory of perception and judgment and classifies people into 16 broad personality Types. The MBTI® instrument provides a simple way of seeing how people are alike and how they differ. You are invited to celebrate your own gifts then value and respect others for the different gifts they bring to life and work.

FIRO® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation®)

The 2 instruments in the FIRO® suite are:

  • The FIRO-B® (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behaviour™) instrument
  • The FIRO Business™ assessment

The FIRO-B® instrument was developed by Will Schutz in the late 1950’s and has been the instrument of choice for learning and development professionals, coaches, and counsellors for more than 50 years. It describes the deeply held psychological needs which affect your relationships with others at work and outside work.

The FIRO Business™ assessment was developed in 2008 to give busy executives a more business related report, focusing on workplace applications. It also produces an excellent FIRO Business™ Leadership Report which shows your strengths and development areas in leadership.

LEA 360™ Leadership Assessment

The LEA 360™ is one of the world's most highly regarded leadership profiles. It is a complex psychometric instrument based on an assessment of your leadership behaviours. The reasons for choosing the LEA 360™ are:

  • a unique scoring system which guarantees objective data
  • an excellent leadership model
  • 30 years of research data with global norm groups

The LEA 360™ is based on 22 leadership practices arranged in 6 categories:

  • Creating a vision
  • Developing followers
  • Implementing the vision
  • Following through
  • Achieving results
  • Team playing

It is based on the following 4 assumptions:

  • Effective leadership can and should be present at all levels in the organisation
  • There is no "one right way" to lead
  • Effective leadership is based on behaviour
  • Effective leadership behaviour is situational


NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind!