Coaching without assessments is as smart as…

…is as smart as eating pasta without a fork.  You can get something done.  But it’s messy.

Assessments define coaching success for several reasons.  At an organizational level, we define patterns, norms, needs, oddities.  At an individual level, we determine job fit, strengths, career path, succession, potential value.

Recently I met a consultant (with an undergraduate degree from Harvard College) who stated, “I don’t need to use assessments in my work.”  I discarded his opinion.  Rubbish.

We always use assessments.  The data is invaluable for coaching and consulting.

How about you?