You are about to take the unabridged version of the Epstein Motivation Competencies Inventory for Managers (or EMCI-m). Designed by Dr. Robert Epstein (follow on Twitter at @DrREpstein), one of America's most distinguished psychologists, this scientifically-validated test is an inventory of ten types of skills that managers need in order to motivate their subordinates. Although designed for business, the test is also helpful for parents and teachers.
Most people are able to complete the test in less than 15 minutes, and there are no right or wrong answers. Just select the response that seems best. After you answer the questions, you will be given a detailed report that will give you your scores and explain what they mean. This is just the start; once you know your EMCI scores, there are many avenues you might pursue to improve your motivation skills. Dr. Epstein's book, The Big Book of Motivation Games, includes 47 games and exercises to strengthen such skills, as well as an abridged, self-scorable version of the EMCI-m.
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If you are interested in motivating yourself, you might want to take the Epstein Motivation Competencies Inventory for Individuals (EMCI-i), which measures eight core competencies that are essential for individual motivation. That test can be accessed free of charge at MyMotivationSkills.com.
Before we get to the inventory itself, we'll ask you a few basic questions about yourself. Demographic information is being collected for research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.
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