Harrison Assessments’ Executive Assessment for Leadership Development & Career/Job Transition

Not the Typical Leadership Assessment!


People who enjoy 75% of their job are 3 times more likely to succeed.

The Harrison Assessments is based on 25+ years of experience in behavioral assessment testing technology and job success research. Harrison’s comprehensive behavioral assessment provides predictive insight into career/job enjoyment and career success for virtually every industry, function, and organizational level.

The online Smart questionnaire is available in 26 languages and is used worldwide by executive/leadership career/job seekers, leadership coaches, and organizations. The 25-minute work preference and career questionnaire measures 175 characteristics including interests, task preferences, motivations, work values, work environment preferences, and interpersonal preferences. There are 6500+ researched position success templates to which your profile can be compared for insight into the best behavioral fit, strengths, and potential traits for development. Harrison Assessments’ flexible system based on extensive research provides a wide range of reports and is used by organizations across the talent cycle for many applications and solutions.

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Harrison Assessments’ predictive behavioral assessment system is unique in many ways that enable executives/leaders to develop, advance, and achieve their goals. For an overview of Harrison Assessments foundational theories, measurement system, categories of traits measured and predictive capabilities see the accompanying Understanding Harrison Assessments.

Sheryl Dawson, Facilitator

Sheryl Dawson
Certified Harrison Assessments
Consultant & Coach

For executives and leaders, Harrison recommends a full range of reports to optimize an understanding of one’s strengths, opportunities for development, and insights into both leadership development, as well as career and job transition to ensure success in your goals. The narrative and graphical reports are easy-to-understand when combined with an in-depth debrief by a professional certified Harrison Assessments Solution Partner. Sheryl Dawson has been a Solutions Partner for over 18 years and brings to the debrief process many years in talent management and organizational development consulting experience. References

Embrace paradoxical thinking for leadership success

In the new digital era of VUCA (“Velocity”, “Uncertainty”, “Complexity” and “Ambiguity”), leaders need to adopt new lenses and learn a new way of leading paradoxically with strategic agility. Today’s leaders need to display an ease and comfort when dealing with tensions (paradoxes) and to face head-on their anxiety and defensiveness that result from tension in order to achieve success and sustainability. Managing paradoxes creates innovation, new insights and creative opportunities for businesses in the realities of a global landscape. Harrison Assessments proprietary Paradox Technology enables leaders to measure the essential Paradoxes for success, identify strengths, imbalances, stress behaviors, and derailing behaviors in order to develop a plan for development.

Paradox Imbalances

We generally recognize the benefits of our strong characteristics but we often fail to notice the unintended consequences that can occur when their Paradoxical traits are weak. Paradox imbalances hinder:

  • Decisions
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation and
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Performance

Improve performance and relationships with Balanced Versatility (identified as the Green area on the Paradox Graph Explanation)!

Paradox Technology

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Key Benefits of Harrison Assessments Paradox Technology

  • Distinguishes genuine strengths from strong traits
  • Identifies potential derailers
  • Provides guidance to improve derailers
  • Overcomes resistance to change
  • Guides and promotes core values
  • Facilitates career/job selection decisions
  • Facilitates insights into cultural and boss/ fit as well as position fit
  • Enables job seekers to target development opportunities to improve their search success

Executive Assessment Reports

Executive/Leader full report (Sample Report) includes a number of sub-reports to facilitate a comprehensive behavioral profile:

  • Behavioral Success Analysis
  • Suitability Interview Guide (to facilitate interview preparation)
  • How to Attract this Candidate
  • Engagement & Retention Analysis with Fulfillment (Sample E&R Report with Fulfillment)
  • How to Manage, Develop, & Retain
  • Paradox Graph & Narrative
  • Summary & Keywords
  • Traits & Definitions
  • Main Graph & Narrative
  • Development for Position

In addition, an Emotional Intelligence Competency report and other competency reports are needed, such as Self-Employed Competency for executives considering self-employed career options:

  • Emotional Intelligence (Sample Report)
  • Other Competency Reports as needed (Example: Self Employed Competency)

Debrief Process with Certified Harrison Assessments Consultant

While many of the Harrison reports are narrative, there are several Graphs that require comprehensive debrief with a professional certified Harrison Assessments Consultant. During the 90 minute session, Sheryl Dawson explains the graphs and asks questions of the executive and discusses the context of the preferences to facilitate understanding of strengths, areas of potential improvement, and ideal fit for job/culture/boss. The insights gained are invaluable to the executive in making career transition decisions, develop strategies for leadership improvement, and consider career options for optimal success and satisfaction.

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“In every application across the talent cycle, the ROI for Harrison Assessments is excellent.”

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