What We Do - Assessments

Frew & Associates utilizes assessments focused on addressing and building awareness around individual development, improving the strength andeffectiveness of teams and growing synergistic cultures within organizations. As certified practitioners, we provide our clients with an in-depth look aimed at identifying the critical needs of individuals, teams, and organizations.  This deep dive helps client teams/individuals improve awareness of self and others’, preferences, behaviors, styles, teaming, trust, communication, alignment, performance, and execution.  Our half-day and full-day seminars, and executive coaching engagements include assessment administration and debriefs.

With 35+ years of designing, administering, analyzing and debriefing assessments, Frew & Associates has the expertise to translate assessment results into meaningful and useful information to increase performance effectiveness. 


Frew & Associates Performance 360®

This assessment is unique in the market place and draws on three sources of research.  It blends the research on leadership and performance competencies with the research involving  underlying fundamentals that enable those competencies to thrive and finally the idea of interdependent value pairs.  This assessment merges those three ideas and measures 9 leadership polarities that drive the generation of competencies but are often invisible underlying fundamentals for those competencies. It measures the degree to which individuals being assessed are trusting and trustworthy, thinking and doing, listening and speaking effectively, developing self and developing others, managing stability and leading change, managing time and managing energy, leading with authority and leading without authority, leveraging emotions and leveraging intellect, and displaying visionary thinking and grounded thinking.  We believe all of these are both/and choices to be leveraged as opposed to either/or choices which are preference or behavior driven only.           

The Polarity Assessment for Organizations                       

Polarity Assessment has a dual purpose of helping organizations become more successful immediately and over time; and to increase an organizations ability to see, map, and tap, the energy system and power of interdependent pairs, often called tensions, paradox, or polarity.  It can be used in any organizational setting by selecting any polarity of interest and using the language of the organization being assessed.  Each assessment is custom designed to an organization’s needs.  Many different research sources have uncovered that leaders and organizations that manage polarity better distinguishes them in the market place.  This research is primarily the work of Dr. Barry Johnson of Polarity Management Associates.

Thinking Intentions Profile (TIP)                       

The TIP is a widely known and respected instrument for understanding how people prefer to think.  TIP is a carefully designed instrument; the only one to focus on the entire cognitive range of the brain.  An awareness of thinking style identifies the individual patterns of mind, which shape how people tackle problems, work on projects, and approach a situation.  It introduces the concept of thinking-intentions as the route to enhancement and enlargement of thought.  This robust and highly leverageable effective intelligence concept came from the research of Jerry Rhodes.

Strengths-Based Leadership

The StrengthsFinder (SF) assessment tool provides results that can produce increases in employee engagement.  Engagement, in turn, can improve business outcomes by boosting retention, productivity, profitability, and customer engagement.  A strengths development strategy can not only dramatically boost employee engagement; it can also substantially decrease disengagement. The SF was developed by the Gallup organization.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II (derivative of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI))

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-II (KTS®-II) is the most widely used personality instrument in the world. helps individuals learn from one another, improve individual and team performance, nurture and retain top talent, develop leadership at every level of an organization, and reduce workplace conflict.  From developing more productive work teams to building closer relationships, the KTS®-II can improve the quality of life for individuals, teams, and organizations.  It is a powerful 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™, published in Please Understand Me® and Please Understand Me II, by Dr. David Keirsey.

Social Style and Versatility

The Social Style model is based on objective observable behavior that people can agree on.  Observations are grouped into assertiveness and responsive behaviors, which are independent variables of one another.  Both of those behaviors have verbal and non-verbal components.  Each is also a unique combination of behaviors: ask/tell for assertiveness, and emote and control for responsiveness.  A rich history including US Navy, Universities, and Merrill and Reid generated much of the early understanding.  Current and on-going research on social styles is being provided by the TRACOM organization.

Social Networks of Trust                       

Network Analysis is a diagnostic tool that gives you a bird’s-eye view of your organization’s knowledge capital.  The analysis of knowledge capital is based on the scientific measurement of the DNA of a network.  Network Analysis provides visibility and measurement of the trust relationships that exist in an organization and also helps identify key connectors within an organization.  This information gives valuable insight for leading change, succession planning and even day-to-day operation.   This tool stems from the ground-breaking research of Dr. Karen Stephenson.