Leveraging Formal Assessments to Reliably Identify Development Goals.

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Formal assessments bring heightened objectivity to leadership development efforts, reducing bias from purely opinion- and observation-based assessments of strengths, fit and competencies. They are typically used to identify gaps in leadership capabilities, with personalized learning and development plans identified for each leader. 

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Numerous types of leadership development assessments exist in the marketplace, with many offering several scales measuring multiple aspects of an individual. Leading companies tend to use multiple assessments to provide a view of an individual from different perspectives. Generally, assessments fall into these categories:

  • Leadership or work style 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Decision making
  • Competency assessment
  • Personality
  • Potential and readiness
  • Fit (leadership role and culture)
  • Team alignment

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