Written by Candor Team February 24, 2022(edited on September 28, 2022)
Interpreting Your Candor Graph
Candor’s Take questionnaire is co-designed with Leadership & Development professionals to explore how you uniquely show up at work across 5 core competencies: achievement, working with others, team player, authenticity, and self-awareness. These competencies show a rounded picture of you as a contributor at work. They convey how you achieve results and bring out the best in others.
What does your graph mean?
Your graph is a visualization of your relative strengths and growth areas. Your circle is a living blueprint of how you work and will change over time as you receive more data points from trusted teammates.
How Scores are Calculated
Scores are calculated on a scale of 0 to 30. Your score on each of the 5 dimensions is relative and is based on the traits you choose to highlight versus omit in a take, and how they are ranked against each other.
Interpreting your Results
Scores are relative, not absolute. Scores are not an indicator of absolute ability. A ‘10’ for you might mean something totally different than a ‘10’ for someone else. This means that while your absolute ability may be high across the board, your score is meant to unearth what your relative superpower and growth areas are when compared against each other.
A high rating is a leading competency that makes you shine. This is how you really stand out; an area you or your teammates recognize as your star quality.
A low rating is a non-dominant competency and reveals a potential path to unlock personal and professional growth. It can also surface gaps in how you see yourself versus how others perceive you. Perhaps you define yourself by being a team player, only to learn this isn’t a leading competency recognized by your peers.
Comparing your Self-Take to Others’ Takes
Your self-take is a reflection of how you perceive yourself at work. This can generate a different graph from what your teammates’ takes reveal. This is a great learning moment as it presents you with: how you see yourself, how others see you, and where there are gaps between your take on you and their take on you. Knowing where those gaps are is essential to understanding where to focus your personal growth and ultimately enable you to tighten the gap between who you say you are and how you are perceived so you can be your best version of yourself at work.
The 5 Competencies
Desire to accomplish goals and attain a high standard of performance. If you score high on achievement, chances are that you act decisively with a laser focus on end goals and hold your work to a high bar of excellence. You probably love to see results and tend to feel rewarded by what is accomplished over how it’s done.
Working with Others
The ability to develop and enable those around you through mentoring, fostering growth-enhancing relationships, and building effective group cohesion. Scoring high in this domain means you strive to bring out the best in others when you work and leverage the unique strengths of the group to succeed.
You love taking action and making decisions that benefit the good of the group over individual success. A high score here indicates you will strive to resolve conflict with the group’s mutual benefit in mind and do so in ways that uncover common ground and win-win situations for everyone.
You relate to others honestly and openly, and your inner and outer lives are congruent with one another. Courage is closely linked with authenticity. A high score means you have the courage to take tough stands to stay true to your beliefs and you’re committed to expressing your values through your daily actions.
Strong dedication towards ongoing professional and personal development, and an awareness of your composure in challenging times. A high score here means you know your personal center but are always hungry to learn more, and you take thoughtful steps to build towards the person you aspire to be.