There at literally hundreds of solid assessments out there in the market place serving different valuable purposes.  As a coach, two of the most common that you will come across are the MBTI and the DISC.  Both of these are solid instruments and are very effective when used by trained professionals.  

The Platinum Rule Behavioral Style Assessment offers a simple but elegant tool that ALL coaches can use effectively with clients and teams.


  DISC PLATINUM
RULE
MBTI
 Theory

 Single
 Marston 

 Multi 
 (Marston, Jung and
  Merrill & Reid)

 Single
 Jung

 Model  4 dimensions  4 styles  16 types
 Measures  Observed Behavior
 4 continuums
 Observed Behavior
 2 continuums
 Preferences
 4 dichotomies
 Purpose  Understanding 
 Styles 
 Adapting to Styles  Appreciating
 
Preferences
 Research Studies  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Uses

 

 

 - self awareness
 - team building
 - communications
 - sales
 - self managing
 - team building
 - communications
 - sales
 - relationships
 - conflict
 - self knowledge
 - team building
 - communications

 On Line Versions

DISC

PLATINUM

MBTI

    Avg. Retail*

$50 - $70

$49.95

$50

    Avg. Wholesale*

$20

$23

$30

    Reports

 

 - plotted graph
 - 24 page report  
 - 12 page workbook

 - plotted eGraph
 - 33 page report 
 - 60 page workbook
 - option of weekly series
 - plotted results
 - 12 page report
   Time to Complete  - 10 to 15 minutes  - 3 to 7 minutes  - 20 to 30 minutes

   Languages

 Depends on vendor  English, French, German, Swedish  Limited access
   Multi-Rater **
   Feedback
          -          
Unlimited observers
(3 groups plus follow-up option)
-
 Administration DISC PLATINUM MBTI
   Up Front Costs *
 (distributor fees, online access, certification)
    $600 - $1,500   $349 to $550
 (Zero startup without training)
$1,500 
   Client Access        (not all)

         
    (full  interface)

-
   Block Results          (not all)          
   Grouping of Users            -           -

   Team Graphs &
   Statistics

           -           -
   Customized Emails            -           -
   Automated (emails,
   tracking, reminders)
           (limited)           -
   Online Help Desk 
  (users & administrators)
         (not all)           -

*  Costs are estimated as the DISC is available in various versions.  There may be associated costs for on-line delivery and bulk volume will reduce reseller prices. All figures are in US dollars.

** DiscStyles (also available from us) does include a full multi-rater capability.  If qualified, full Independent Adjunct Associate with Assessments Now is $550.00


Coaches:

Are you interested in adding this to your toolkit?  Why not partner with us? This tool is especially effective in teams.  Find out about our own Platinum Rule Associates Program.

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Disclaimer:

This material is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Financial, Legal and Professional information is not Financial, Legal and Professional advice. You should see a Financial, Legal or Professional in the area in which you live if you need advice.  Whilst utmost care and attention have been taken, these profiles are based on general observations and we can not be held responsible for any decisions arising from the use of the data nor any specific inferences or interpretations arising there from.


 

 
07/05/15    

    Ward-Green & Hill Associates Ltd. ~