Other Ashridge instruments
Ashridge has developed a number of instruments that have been researched and validated by its own faculty. These include:
The Ashridge Resilience Questionnaire
The Ashridge Resilience Questionnaire was designed by Ashridge faculty member Alex Davda. Resilience is the way you manage your reactions and is often defined as “the ability to bounce back from stress or adversity”.
How we deal with pressure and stress relates to how successful, effective and satisfied we are in our working lives. Resilient people are more able to manage the stress and pressure they experience but also drive, support, guide and influence others to get through stressful situations.
Accessed online, the questionnaire assesses your resilience and perceived ability to cope when responding to a stressful situation.
The Influencing Style Preferences Inventory
The Influencing Style Preferences Inventory was designed by Ashridge faculty member Fiona Dent to help individuals assess their approach to influencing. It lists a number of different ways in which you might act towards people when influencing, and asks you to think about how often you act in each of these ways.
Available in paper or online format, the questions are designed to assess the different styles you use in your influencing relationships at work, indicate your preferred approach when influencing and identify your comfort levels with each of the four styles.
Coaching Behaviours Questionnaire
The Coaching Behaviours Questionnaire is relevant for all leaders and managers that want to look at how they help, support and coach their teams. Designed by Ashridge faculty member Erik de Haan
, this questionnaire looks at a broad range of coaching interventions and maps both managers and coaches on six clusters of intervention styles within that range. The clusters of interventions were first proposed by John Heron in 1975 and have since become a standard for modelling coaching behaviours in the field of Organisation Development and Executive Coaching.
Managers or coaches score themselves with the help of 18 multiple‐choice questions where they have to choose the relative frequency in which they use those particular behaviours.
The profile booklet that you receive after completing the questionnaire has many prompts for reflection, and can be used in your own coaching and supervision too, to reflect on how you are using those coaching interventions in your practice.