Glossary Of Key Terms

Judgment – or better yet, good judgment - in our sense of the word, is a person's ability to be plopped down into the middle of a situation or problem, look around, figure it out, decide what needs to be done, and then do it. i.e., the ability to find solutions and make decisions. A person’s judgment and decision-making ability is a primary manifestation of a person’s values.

» Intrinsic judgment – people, relational judgment

» Extrinsic judgment – task ability, work ethic, tactical judgment

» Systemic judgment – big-picture, strategic judgment

BPM (Best Performance Model) – customized template for hiring, promotion, placement, and personnel development based on an organization’s specific best-performer/ worst-performer criteria.

Custom Template – statistically validated BPM templates unique to specific jobs, specific units, specific locations, and specific demands. These templates are invaluable to placing “the right person on the right seat”.

Dr. Robert S. Hartman – the “father” of modern axiology, and the creator of the assessment instrument used by Athena Incorporated His work was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1973.


 Manual of Interpretation – the copyrighted and trademarked tool used by Athena Incorporated to provide insight into participant scores. The MOI is the primary resource to aid in understanding participant scores for the improvement of both individuals and groups.

Stage/Type Assessments – classifications used to extend the basic interpretation of the Athena Quotient (AQ). Stage/Types are an instructive mechanism for not only individual development, but also for understanding the judgment strength of teams.

Athena Quotient Assessment Instrument – the tool used to produce an individual’s judgment scores. Two sets of eighteen phrases are rank ordered. Most people complete the assessment in less than fifteen minutes.