Self-awareness is a vital quality for successful leadership at any level of an organisation, but it is especially crucial for senior leadership teams. The ability to understand both individual team members’, as well as the team as a whole’s, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots will lead to improved communication, decision-making, and overall team performance.

Psychometric team profile

One powerful tool for increasing self-awareness within a senior leadership team is the use of psychometric assessments. These assessments, such as the DISC Flow profile that we use at Quiver Management, can provide valuable insights into individual and team dynamics. By taking a deeper look at personality traits, communication styles, behavioural preferences and emotional intelligence, team members can gain a better understanding of themselves and their colleagues.

As an executive team coach, I have seen firsthand the impact and benefits that psychometric assessments can have on a team. By providing a common language and framework for discussing strengths and areas for growth, these assessments can help foster a culture of openness and honesty within the team. They can also help to identify potential areas of conflict or miscommunication, allowing the team to proactively address these issues before they escalate.

Team coaching

In addition to using psychometric assessments, team coaches play a crucial role in supporting the development of senior leadership teams. By observing team dynamics, providing feedback and facilitating discussions, coaches help the team gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their peers and the dynamics when they interact together as a team.

One key aspect of our work as team coaches is encouraging reflection within the team. Through team debriefs, individual coaching sessions, and group reflections, team members are helped to reflect on their own behaviours and interactions, as well as the dynamics of the team as a whole. This process of self-reflection will lead to greater self-awareness and ultimately, improved team performance.

Continuous development

Continuous development is another key component of our approach to supporting senior leadership teams. By identifying opportunities for growth, setting goals, and providing ongoing support and feedback, we help teams to continuously evolve and improve. This commitment to growth and development is essential for staying ahead in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. As the team gets practised reflecting and discussing its own behaviours as a team, what is working well across its processes, roles, communication, relationships and execution against shared goals, the team will be able to continue its development journey long after the team coach has stepped back.


In conclusion, self-awareness is a critical skill for senior leadership teams, and psychometric assessments along team coaching are powerful input for increasing this awareness. As team coaches, we support the development of senior leadership teams by observing team dynamics, encouraging reflection, and promoting continuous development. By fostering a culture of self-awareness and growth, we help teams to reach their full potential and achieve greater success.

If you are interested in developing your leadership team do give us a call.

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