Assessment & Benchmarking
When your company’s growth hinges on its leadership, you need impartial ways to assess leaders' effectiveness, enhance executive performance and minimize disruption in times of change.

What makes a great leader? Our proprietary tools and methodology for leadership assessment and benchmarking help organizations define this for themselves, so they can both envision success and put the right team in place to realize it. Stay competitive and address weak points in your executive leadership on an ongoing basis by benchmarking your executive talent against the broader market pool.

Predict Success in the C-Suite

When it comes to choosing top leadership, the cost of failure is high. Without the right leadership, a company can’t compete, innovate, or adapt to sudden disruptions or changes in the market. That’s why we developed our proprietary Leadership Span™ assessment methodology based on a data set of 32,000 executives matching performance data to assessment data: to increase the success rate of executive appointments and accelerate the development of rising leaders. With a strong connection between higher Leadership Span™ scores and independent, objective and unbiased measures of leadership effectiveness, we can help you understand what differentiates the best leaders and predict success at the top.

Plan for the Future

Periods of transition or succession put a company’s executive leadership team to the test. Whatever challenges an organization faces, a robust approach to leadership assessment, benchmarking and development can help minimize risk and optimize progress during critical junctures. Succession planning also helps minimize disruption in key leadership roles: in 64% of successions, planning led to executive retention of at least three years with satisfactory performance. We enable firms to predict executives and candidates’ capacity to be successful in current and future business contexts based on assessments that blend industry, function, personality and performance data.

Differentiate Top Executives in a Digital World

A digital world requires digital-first leaders. Our psychometric assessments and qualitative interviews of top global digital executives reveal some qualities in common: the ability and willingness to disrupt, abstract and innovative thinking, and the tendency to take initiative and test limits among them. We help organizations find the leaders who can compete in this technologically-first landscape, including those with often overlooked “softer” skills like agility and collaboration.

Develop Companies’ Leadership Signature

Leadership assessments are no longer still portraits: they’re moving pictures that capture the fluidity and evolution of leaders over time. Our Leadership Span™ model puts a spotlight on the indispensable tensions that must be selectively emphasized – not traded off – in response to changing circumstances and volatile business conditions to ensure executives succeed over the long-term. Our data-driven executive assessments can help you to understand your talent bench, make informed decisions, and prepare for the future, even in an uncertain world.

 

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Organizations that are confident in their existing succession plans.

Higher return to shareholders by companies who employ the best talent management practices, versus industry averages.

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