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Career Roadblocks Finder - Online Assessment

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Administrators with an HRDQ Assessment Center (HAC) account may purchase Online Assessment Credits above. After checkout, login to your HAC admin account to confirm receipt of your credits. If you have any issues, send us a message to support@hrdq.com.

Don't have a HAC admin account yet? Start by purchasing administrator access. After you check out, we'll add your account to the HAC portal. Note that account setup is not automated and takes up to one business day.

Students may self-enroll in an online version of the assessment without an administrator. This option is also excellent for organizational trainers and consultants who want to evaluate the online assessment.

Removing Barriers to Your Career Success

There's no doubt that the leaders in your organization might look almost perfect on paper. They've earned degrees from leading universities, have impeccable credentials, and they sailed through grueling interviews with flying colors. However, despite these qualifying facts, research shows that 40 percent of new leaders will fail within the first 18 months alone.

Luckily for you, leadership failure is not only predictable; it's also preventable. The Career Roadblocks Finder is an eye-opening assessment that helps managers and executives spot the barriers to career success. With this tool, you can see how to limit those behaviors and learn how to take control of their development before it's too late.

The primary goal of the Career Roadblocks Finder is to make research and evidence-based information available to the general supervisor, manager, or leader connected to work-related and self-management behaviors essential to career success. 

While there are general “advice” networks on how to avoid career roadblocks all over the internet, this survey allows an individual to have solid benchmark data regarding the behaviors that accelerate careers, and if the behaviors aren't demonstrated, it will block career opportunities. The research on which the survey is based covers nearly two decades of data gathered on supervisors, managers, and leaders across all economic sectors, including international organizations.

How It Works

The Career Roadblocks Finder contains a 55-item self-assessment profile, 2 domains, and 11 scales with behavioral implications. Participants will have 20 to 30 minutes for completion, and report results are generated by comparing the respondent’s answers to responses of managers and leaders at various levels and types of organizations. Participants will then compare their results against a national sample.

Uses and Applications

The Career Roadblocks Finder provides specific feedback on behaviors severely limiting leader and manager effectiveness. By identifying and removing these limiting behaviors, or "derailers," leaders can excel at using their talents and skills.

Based on 40 years of research, this assessment provides specific feedback on the behaviors potentially limiting effectiveness. This includes work-related and self-management behaviors.

Learning Outcomes

This assessment helps participants better identify career accelerators and blockers, learn how to develop and align critical competencies, and create an individual personal development plan. Participants will also:

  • Measure two key career behaviors and 11 scales of behaviors.
  • Understand the management skills needed to maintain and ensure success.
  • Learn how to predict problems that can cause career derailment.
  • Pinpoint development needs to avoid derailment.

Product Details

Product Type: Online Assessment.

Target Audience: Managers and executives.

Measures: Behaviors limiting managerial performance.

Dimensions: Work-Related and Self-Managing behaviors.

Time Required: 30 minutes.

Sample Assessment Report

View a sample of the PDF report your participants will receive. 
Career Roadblocks Sample Report 

What to Order

Online Assessment: Order One per Participant
The online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator when complete.

About the Authors

Roger Pearman is an award-winning expert on personality, leadership, and performance effectiveness. He has served as a senior adjunct faculty and coach for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a highly respected global provider of executive education. His collaborative relationship with the CCL enabled him to use their extensive database to aid his research and author several well-known books, including Hardwired Leadership, I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You, and Leadership Advantage. The founder of Leadership Performance Systems, Inc. and Qualifying.org, Inc., Roger's clients include the United Nations, Merck, Citigroup, SAP, and the Marriott Corporation.

R. Daniel Parks is a strategy and leadership development consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Along with his partners at Archetype Learning International, LLC, he incorporated innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, and competitive-edge competencies into the design of numerous products, including the Strategic Agility Accelerator, Innovative Leader Profile, Ethics Decision Strategies Inventory, and the Entrepreneur Readiness Profile.

Barry Philips is a co-owner of Archetype Learning, LLC, and a sought-after advisor who helps organizations with global thinking and implementation. He is an experienced banker and an associate of the Institute of Bankers in the United Kingdom who established branch offices and coordinated multi-million dollar credit facilities for multi-national organizations. Barry is also the co-author and developer of several business simulations and a series of assessments.

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