Profiles Performance Indicator™ (PPI)

This solution provides businesses with valuable insight into how an individual can be motivated and managed to operate at peak performance.


The Profiles Performance Indicator has many uses. As an adapted DISC personality style assessment, the results can be used to understand, motivate, manage, and improve performance. These performance recommendations can enable employers to:

  • Respond to job-related stress, frustration, and conflict
  • Boost employee motivation
  • Conduct effective performance appraisals
  • Determine whether the employee is internally motivated, or will need external stimulation

This assessment tool provides specific analysis and feedback (via the Personal Report) in the following eight key areas:

  1. Productivity
  2. Quality of work
  3. Initiative
  4. Teamwork
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Adapting to Change
  7. How I deal with Stress
  8. Motivational Intensity

Critically, by providing information about these key areas to the employee, PPI empowers them to become more self-aware and, in doing so, provides a foundation for self-improvement. Each section within the Personal Report includes specific suggestions for improving effectiveness on that area. It is important that opportunities for further training or development be available for employees who are becoming more self-aware and Wilford Scholes provide specific training to support employees on the path of self-improvement.

Because this tool is about the behavior of an individual it is most appropriate to use Ipsative testing. However, because of this, we do not use it as a tool for hiring, only for personal development, on the job performance, coaching etc.

Types & Uses of Reports

Management Report

Useful to the manager. Provides the manager with insights that will help him lead, coach and motivate the employee.


  • Productivity
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Response to Stress and Conflict

Individual Report

  • Useful to the employee.
  • Provides the employee with a guide for self-improvement and illustrates the employee’s behavioral tendencies.

Graphic Summary

  • Useful for the manager to show the employee.
  • Provides an illustration of the five categories measured.

Profiles Team Analysis

  • Used by the manager for team development.
  • Helps managers form teams, anticipate problems and better lead teams.

Success Story…

“Our company always uses the Performance Indicator when hiring new doctors. We’ve used it hundreds of times to identify whether or not a doctor has the right personality for the job. Now we encourage the company to use it for other leadership positions.”

– Richard Nicely, Dental One

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