What is the KII® assessment?

What is the KII® assessment?

What is the KII® assessment?

The KII® assessment is the Keller Influence Indicator® which is designed to measure a person’s 7 influence traits that people use to impact themselves and others in everyday life. It provides a total influence potential score called the K-Factor® and 7 individual scores for each subscale; confidence, commitment, courage, passion, empowering, trustworthiness, and likeability. For example, you will get a score on how trustworthy or confident you are. The KII® is the only assessment on the market that measures your potential to be influential. It is scientifically designed according to psychometric test construction parameters. The KII® is used to establish a person’s strengths, weaknesses, blindspots, and competitive advantage with regard to how prepared they are to influence others.

What are the Seven Influence Traits®?

What are the Seven Influence Traits®?

What are the Seven Influence Traits®?

The influence traits that are measured by the KII® are confidence, commitment, courage, passion, empowering, trustworthiness, and likeability. Through an intense and lengthy review of literature, scholarly journals and accepted industry books, these Seven Influence Traits® were determined to be the constant and most adhered to traits of persons with great influence and success both personally and professionally.

What makes the KII® assessment different from other tests?

What makes the KII® assessment different from other tests?

What makes the KII® assessment different from other tests?

The Keller Influence Indicator® (KII®) is the ONLY assessment available that provides scores on total influence potential and the seven traits that comprise total influence potential. It is not a personality test, psychological test, career test or emotional intelligence test. It identifies and provides a benchmark or starting point for people to determine what they need to do, where they need to focus and what areas to maximize in order to have extensive influence on others and their environment.

What does the KII® have to do with influence?

What does the KII® have to do with influence?

What does the KII® have to do with influence?

The KII® reflects a person’s innate traits that are the truest representation of influence, ie, being influential. These Seven Influence Traits® re identified based on extensive review of the literature, both scholarly and modern, as the most common, consistent and expressed traits that supported the influence or impact that influential and successful people had (have) of their environment and others.

What is the difference between influence and influential?

What is the difference between influence and influential?

What is the difference between influence and influential?

Influence is typically represented by position, power, or authority. It has to do with the impact a person has on his/her own life and the lives of others because they have a certain control over someone. Influence is an external event or an external way of doing something. It occurs outside of you. On the other hand, influential is a state of being. It is an internal process that leads to having influence. Being influential is the beginning of lasting influence. People listen to you because of who you are, what you represent, and how you reveal yourself, not because you can demand or command a person to behave or think in a certain way through authority. Having influence requires that you say or do something, whereas, being influential means all you need to do is show up.

Is the KII® assessment valid and reliable?

Is the KII® assessment valid and reliable?

Is the KII® assessment valid and reliable?

Yes. Research conducted on the KI® assessment has shown that the results it provides are reliable and valid. The KII® total reliability statistics are “good “(see KII® Research Summary Report) <hyperlink to report on site>), and its validity has been firmly established in a test-retest Pearson’s r demonstrating a “very strong positive relationship.” Reliability refers to whether the results are consistent: Can you count on the results? Reliability refers to the consistency of measurement. An assessment is said to be reliable when it produces a consistent, although not necessarily identical, result. Validity refers to the instrument’s ability to measure influence traits that represent being influential. Technical information on the research and psychometric properties underlying the assessment are published in the KII® Research Summary Report.

How will knowing my K-Factor® score help me?

How will knowing my K-Factor® score help me?

How will knowing my K-Factor® score help me?

Knowing how strong your potential to be influential or what challenges you have on the Seven Influence Traits® will help you understand why you aren’t getting what you want or need, but more importantly, what you need to do, change or increase to get it. Knowing this information will give you a place to address or work on behaviors, beliefs, thoughts or attitudes that affect your capability to influence yourself and/or others. 

Many individuals are using their KII® scores and report to help them improve their standing, effectiveness and satisfaction at work, increase career satisfaction, develop better personal and professional relationships, and have more positive interactions with others.

How is my K-Factor® Score compiled?

How is my K-Factor® Score compiled?

How is my K-Factor® Score compiled?

The K-factor® is not the average of the Seven Influence Trait® scores. It is a calculation taking into account each scale’s impact on another. No scale stands alone is developing a total influence potential score. Each trait has a distinct relationship to each other trait.

Why should I pay to take this assessment when there are so many other tests on the Internet?

Why should I pay to take this assessment when there are so many other tests on the Internet?

Why should I pay to take this assessment when there are so many other tests on the Internet?

You get what you pay for. Free tests generally do not give reliable and valid results; they are not based on scientifically constructed and measured testing practices. If you are looking to understand yourself better in order to make life-changing decisions, then you will benefit most from the useful and precise information derived from the KII®.

How should I interpret my K-Factor® score?

How should I interpret my K-Factor® score?

How should I interpret my K-Factor® score?

A high K-Factor® score does not necessarily guarantee a strong influence potential. There are several things that could interfere with a high K-Factor® score such as; laziness, no focus, and no interest. Just as a low K-Factor® score doesn’t not necessarily mean a low influence potential. On the contrary, a person with a low K-Factor® score may be highly influential because they are maximizing the most from each trait, meaning that increasing their K-Factor® score will result in even greater influence potential.

Can I fake my responses on the KII®?

Can I fake my responses on the KII®?

Can I fake my responses on the KII®?

The KII® is a self-assessment, which means you are the only one responsible to accuracy of your results. It is recommended that you respond with honest answers as to how you really are, rather than answers that may make you look different, either better or worse, than is the reality. Faking answers only gives you a KII® Report that is not accurate, therefore, not a good representation of what you need to do to become more influential.

What will the KII® tell me that I don’t already know?

What will the KII® tell me that I don’t already know?

What will the KII® tell me that I don’t already know?

The KII® gives you information about yourself that you report as to how you really are. So in one sense it does not tell you anything you don’t already know about yourself. But knowing something and understanding something are two different things. Understanding something gives you the opportunity to begin correcting or enhancing skill sets and talents that will greatly change your life. Most people find that taking the KII® has open their eyes to a better picture of themselves than they originally thought existed. They have a better idea of why they are not achieving their goals, or which goals need to be raised. The KII® will tell you exactly what areas you need to pay attention to either maximize your strength or improve on a weakness. In other words, it’s how I want to be vs. how I really am.

Would knowing my K-Factor® score help me know with whom I would be most happy?

Would knowing my K-Factor® score help me know with whom I would be most happy?

Would knowing my K-Factor® score help me know with whom I would be most happy?

The KII® will give you an idea of what you have to offer another person and what you may need from another person. Typically people are attracted to physical appearance first, and what a person does second. What we are now discovering is that lasting satisfying relationships are built on who a person is. What people are really looking for is to know people based on who they are. For example, “I want to be with someone who is high on trustworthy.”

How can the KII® help me get along better with other people?

How can the KII® help me get along better with other people?

How can the KII® help me get along better with other people?

By identifying and understanding your Seven Influence Traits® you will better know how you come across to others, what stops your true expression of that trait, and you will grow your confidence in every interaction. Learning more about yourself will give you an increased understanding about your friends, family, and co-workers which can improve your relationships.

Are there really only 7 influence traits?

Are there really only 7 influence traits?

Are there really only 7 influence traits?

No. However, these Seven Influence Traits® were identified to be the most prevalent, prominent, and outstanding traits that successful influential people possessed. There are several other traits that affect influence, however, they are encompassed in some fashion inside one or more of the Seven Influence Traits®. For example, integrity is a component of trustworthiness and accountability is a component of empowering. The KII® Workbooks have an extensive roadmap to these additional traits but the Seven Influence Traits® are the traits that are most representative of influential people.

How much time will I spend taking the KII®?

How much time will I spend taking the KII®?

How much time will I spend taking the KII®?

The KII® takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes depending on how long you reflect on each of the 133 items. As with most assessments your initial response is usually the correct one, representing your most authentic answer. Your initial response will give you the most accurate representation in your KII® Report.

Do I have to be certified to administer the KII® within my organization?

Do I have to be certified to administer the KII® within my organization?

Do I have to be certified to administer the KII® within my organization?

Currently, we are working on a certification course that will allow people to administer, interpret and use the KII® materials to give the company or individual the best possible exposure, explanation and recommendations based on the KII® assessment. This will allow people to have a better understanding or essence of the KII® in coaching, training or consulting with organizations where they use the KII® assessment tool.

What’s next after I get my KII® Report?

What’s next after I get my KII® Report?

What’s next after I get my KII® Report?

The next logical step is to decide which or all of the KII® Workbooks you want to begin working on. It can be your lowest score where you want to make improvements and have a better understanding or you may choose your highest score in an effort to maximize how you utilize your greatest trait strength. Once you decide on which trait to focus, you can hire a coach who is well-versed in the KII® to coach you to greater success in that trait.

What is the SOCR™ Report and how is it used?

What is the SOCR™ Report and how is it used?

What is the SOCR™ Report and how is it used?

The SOCR™ Report is new additional valuable and relevant information for you, your supervisor or company president to read about how your Seven Influence Traits™ intersect with 5 organizational Competencies: Leadership, Communication, Team Effectiveness, Strategy & Solutions and Execution & Evaluation. You also will read about your ability to impact others, take action, handle pressure and respond to conflict.

What happens when I partner with KKI?

What happens when I partner with KKI?

What happens when I partner with KKI?

Becoming a partner with KKI means. Among other things, you have the opportunity to become a Certified KII™ Professional qualifying you to use the KII™ assessment, materials, and programs with individuals and groups. Being a KKI Partner gives you the opportunity to purchase the KII™ et.al., at wholesale prices along with all the support you need to use the KII™ to educate, train and build your own business.

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