Leadership Potential Assessment

Leadership Potential Assessment


To understand a leader’s potential, there are many ways. There are targeted dimensions, leadership competencies, and corresponding assessment methods and tools. A holistic approach to assessment makes it meaningful, rather than one single assessment. An approach involving a battery of tests and multiple information sources works best.

  • Learning agility

    Ability to adapt to changing business conditions and respond accordingly

  • Cognitive complexity/capacity

    Ability to view situations from multiple perspectives enables leaders to tolerate and navigate through complexity, ambiguity, conflict, and chaos

  • Emotional intelligence

    The ability to create a positive work environment based on trust, allows for the achievement of strong business results

  • Personality traits

    Leaders with these personality traits tend to be successful: persuasive, competitive, dedicated to a goal, resilient, visionary

Assessment Methods:
As much as what gets evaluated is important, how it is done, is too. Here are some tools we have found
effective in our work:

  • Structured Interviews

    Cognitive ability, tacit knowledge, job knowledge, etc.

  • Unstructured Interviews

    Social skills and personality, cognitive complexity, etc.

  • Work samples and simulations

    Measure specific job skills/knowledge and more general skills, including organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Assessment centers

    Incorporate a variety of assessment tools, including personality and emotional behavioral interviews, and work samples and simulations

  • Individual assessments

    Include psychological measures and unstructured interviews, focusing on the candidate as a whole rather than on individual abilities or traits

In all, what a leader brings to the table defines how the Organisation grows.