A Profile Comprises Three Assessment Instruments
These can be used individually or in concert for the most detailed and predictive results.
The Leadership Matrix
- A personality inventory which characterizes the
Response to challenge and risk
Identification with other individuals and groups
Ability to thrive in either stable or unpredictable work situations
Need for guidance and validation from others
The Measure of Practical Judgment
- An assessment exercise which measures
- How participants apply previous knowledge in
new situations. A high score suggests the decision-maker
is likely to process decisions in a conventional and dependable way. A low
score suggests the individual may make snap decisions or
may think noticeably "outside the box." Instructions to improve
practical judgment skills are provided in MRA's Executive Leadership Seminar
- How well the individual can sense the feelings of others;
to what degree does the individual "walk in the other's shoes" during decision making or negotiating.
A high score indicates a natural listening ability and awareness of the emotional needs of others. A low
score means listening and empathizing skills must be learned by those individuals in
positions these skills
are necessary. Instructions to improve practical judgment skills are provided in MRA's Executive Leadership Program.
The Wonderlic Personnel Test
- measures comprehension speed; a measure of the individual's
ability to receive, absorb, and utilize new information.
Using the Measurements in Job Placement
The Leadership Matrix and Wonderlic Personnel Test are
designed to help employers achieve the best job fit. If the behavioral traits and intellectual challenge of
the job are known, the MRA Reports will give the interviewer a strong tool to achieve a successful placement.
Using the Measurements in Management
Many managers instinctively treat people the
way they would want to be
treated. But important differences between people make that method very
inefficient. People have widely varying needs for challenge, for assertive
leadership, for stability, for change, for interaction with others, and a
number of other critical factors. Giving them what they need, rather than
need, will help everyone succeed. MRA profiles give you
an accurate picture of the employee's needs and clear, actionable suggestions
in straightforward business language.
The MRA Leadership Matrix is validated in four languages:
French and German. It is not considered to be culture-bound.
The Measure of Practical Judgment, on the other hand, very much represents North American
societal norms and should be administered to candidates from non-North American cultures with care.