Our reliable and validated surveys and assessment tools provide common language to help define your challenges.

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By driving to the heart of how an individual is motivated and fundamentally wired, Higher Ground is able to help individuals understand themselves more thoroughly, work more effectively in a team environment, and understand how others perceive them. Our team uses reliable and validated tools to help you leverage your most valuable assets. Read on for more about the tools we use to uncover motivation, improve communication and teamwork, provide accurate perspectives that shape and protect organizational culture, and foster healthy relational growth.

Surveys and Assessments

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ProScan is an easy-to-take web-based survey that measures the intensity of an individual’s four basic personality traits. It reveals the strongest trait, responsible for 50 percent or more of an individual’s behavior, and measures how this trait relates to others to uncover a personality profile.

A ProScan profile provides a wealth of information about an individual, including:

  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Sources of Motivation
  • Energy Level
  • Current Satisfaction Level
  • Sources of Stress
  • Type of Job You Most Naturally Fit Into

At its core, ProScan reveals a person’s natural “wiring.” It is not only easy to take, but also accessible and easy to understand and apply to various situations. It reveals information about an individual’s personality style, natural tendencies, and how they work as part of a team. To identify future team members, improve existing team dynamics and develop succession candidates, there’s no better tool than an accurate assessment such as ProScan.

Want a tool that provides valuable, real-time information on the group dynamics of your whole organization or within a specific team, department or division? TeamScan helps reveal productivity and success components of particular teams and define corporate culture in concrete terms.

TeamScan helps you keep your finger on the pulse of each part of your organization.

JobScan removes the frustration of hiring by assessing the strengths and styles of successful performers’ ProScans, along with preferences and input from management and other key contributors. Then, JobModels can be created accurately and used with certainty.

With a custom JobModel complete, attract applicants to job openings with a compelling advertisement. Interview guides can also be built to make sure hiring managers are asking the right question to find the best possible fit for the job and organization.

Everything DiSC is a personal development learning experience that measures an individual’s preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and serves as the foundation for the Everything DiSC Application Suite. Participants receive personalized insights that deepen their understanding of self and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective. The result is a more engaged and collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization. Darrell is an authorized Everything DiSC Partner.

  • Engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work.
  • Everything DiSC Workplace® is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that can benefit every person in the organization—regardless of title or position, department or function—in building more productive and effective relationships at work. It teaches participants to understand themselves and others, while learning to appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace. With personalized insights and actionable strategies, participants learn how to adapt to the style of others, ultimately improving engagement, collaboration, and the overall quality of the workplace. 
  • Build a better workplace
  • Everything DiSC Workplace can unlock engagement and inspire effective collaboration
  • Teach managers to successfully engage, motivate, and develop their people.
  • Everything DiSC® Management is a classroom training and personalized learning experience proven to increase the effectiveness of anyone in a management role. Participants deepen their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC® model. They also learn how their management style influences their approach to decision-making, time management, and problem solving. Participants walk away with concrete strategies to help them adapt to the styles of their direct reports, enabling them to bring out the best in their people.
  • Inspire great managers in your organization
  • Everything DiSC® Management can empower your managers to bring out the best in each person on their team.
  • Harness the power of conflict by transforming destructive behavior into productive responses.
  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that increases self-awareness around conflict behaviors and helps participants effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, it offers personalized techniques to curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace relationships and results.
  • Harness the power of workplace conflict
  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships and results.
  • Create impactful leaders through the process of Vision, Alignment, and Execution.
  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is a classroom training and personalized learning experience that connects unique leadership styles to real world demands. It brings together best practices from 300 experts in over 150 organizations, the important work of the most prominent scholars, and over four years of research and development to provide participants with an actionable path toward more effective leadership. With one unified model of leadership—Vision, Alignment, and Execution—it helps leaders understand their own leadership styles and how their tendencies influence their effectiveness in specific leadership situations.
  • Transform your leadership culture
  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® can help leaders influence and improve
  • Provide salespeople with the skills to adapt to customers’ preferences and expectations.
  • Everything DiSC® Sales is a classroom training and personalized learning experience designed to help salespeople successfully create customer-centric interactions that improve results. Participants learn how to stretch beyond their natural Sales style to more effectively adapt to their customers’ preferences and expectations—regardless of the customer’s unique buying style. The experience is sales-specific with in-depth information, including tips, strategies, and action plans to help salespeople become more effective.
  • Drive results with customer-centric relationships
  • Everything DiSC Sales arms salespeople with the tools they need to improve their effectiveness and deliver better bottom line results.
  • Elevate leadership effectiveness with our dynamic 360-degree feedback tool.
  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders combines the best of 360-degree feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three strategies to put into action immediately. It uses clear visuals and a conversational narrative style to interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use. Whether an emerging high potential or an experienced executive, participants incorporate critical feedback from direct reports, peers, and bosses into a development plan that is both productive and satisfying, ultimately elevating leadership effectiveness.
  • Discover a new kind of 360
  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders can elevate your organization’s leadership impact.

Based on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s international best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams apply The Five Behaviors™ model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to drive team effectiveness and productivity. The program uses Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, to help participants understand their individual DiSC® style and discover how each style brings value to the team.

 The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Progress Report highlights areas of greatest improvement and decline, offers productive points of discussion, and provides an action plan to help teams prioritize and set specific goals. You’ll be able to compare how a team’s performance has changed over time and highlights areas of greatest improvement and of greatest decline.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Comparison Reports are follow-up reports that can be created for any two participants to illustrate their similarities and differences. Based on data from the personality items in The Five Behaviors assessment, the reports are organized around The Five Behaviors model and illustrate two continua per behavior. The research-validated comparison reports can be used to continue to instill The Five Behaviors model and language and to emphasize the importance of the behaviors for both individual relationships and team functioning.

A multi-rater survey enables an individual to learn more about how they are perceived by their colleagues, in a variety of fields. The 360-degree surveys that we use are reliable, validated, and provide feedback from numerous sources to truly get to the heart of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. These reputable and confidential surveys are based on a proven methodology called the Task Cycle®.

Of course, statistically validated surveys are the backbone of our tools. Comparing results over time is only effective if the instrumentation is psychometrically sound and accurate. The 360 surveys we use have the following attributes:

  • Expert authorship, with factor analyzed competencies, ensuring measurement acuity
  • Role-specific dimensions and questions
  • Concurrent validity through third-party research
  • Research indicating which competencies drive success in each role
  • A reliable and valid theory of leadership development called the Task Cycle®
  • Support material and resources, such as feedback workshops, online development tools, and coaching help maximize ROI

Once is not enough… 720 Feedback provides a comparison of a participant’s results over a period of time, often 12-18 months. This comparison informs participants of their developmental progress and gives them an opportunity to update and change their individual development plan(s). Continuous improvement requires constant measurement.

“ProScan is a tool that I pull out and look at often. It has been a very helpful tool to help me work better with my boss, peers and direct reports.”

Shana, Country Manager

“I liked the ProScan really opened my eyes. It gave me three perspectives. 1. Who I am. 2. How I am acting. and 3. How others see me. It really helped me understand myself. It has helped me a lot with my team even though we were doing pretty well before the assessment. I can’t change anyone, but I can change myself and you challenged me to do this through the ProScan.”

Coleen, COO

“The biggest thing to me was the reminder and the discussion about who I am. The ProScan/TeamScan was fantastic to see it and have the reminder of the different personalities on the team. I want to be and need to be more conscious that not everyone sees or hears things the way that I do. It helps me temper my dominance so that I don’t steamroll others.”

Trevor, Executive Director