Faith and Performance helps individuals and teams perform up to their potential by identifying steps they can take to control their emotions, minimize distractions, and focus their attention on critical performance-relevant cues. Assessment of concentration and communication skills provides the foundation for all of our programs, and it is our assessment expertise that separates us from other service providers.
Robert M. Nideffer, Ph.D. is the original developer of The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory, and of many reports that can be generated based on subjects’ scores on this inventory.
TAIS is unique when compared to other psychological tests because it measures the specific concentration skills required in different performance situations. Measuring concentration skills is critical for the assessment of high-level performers: Once individuals have developed the skill sets necessary for success in a given performance situation, it is their ability to stay focused on task-relevant cues, and avoid distractions, that determines their level of success — and who wins and who loses.
The assessment of concentration strengths enables us to:
- Help respondents identify the particular performance situations that are most likely to interfere with their performance.
- Help them identify the changes in behavior and in their focus of concentration that need to be made to improve performance under pressure.
- Provide them with techniques they can use to gain greater control over both emotions and focus of concentration.
Over the past 40 years TAIS has been used by certified professionals in the selection and/or training of tens of thousands of professional- and Olympic-level athletes, “special ops” personnel, and business managers and executives around the world.