Leadership Assessment and Development

Preparing responsible, resourceful leaders

Our proven approach, tailored to your people and your organization, shows aspiring leaders how to excel and become extraordinary leaders at all levels of their organization.

Assessments

Using a variety of assessment tools, selected to best match your needs, we help people discover their potential to grow, taking into account leadership traits that can be gleaned and measured depending on your organization’s needs. We find that the psychology-based Birkman Method assessment is particularly effective in providing insights that enable people to self-manage, avoid unproductive behaviors, and improve their impact and effectiveness as leaders.

Leadership Development

Meaningful, measurable and practical problem-solving is required for any affective leadership development process. Based on their assessment results, we help individuals evolve their capabilities by experiencing different leadership responsibilities, learning new skills, and receiving action-oriented feedback via tailored development programs.

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Which famous leader do you identify with?

The answer may depend on the particular temperament you’re born with.

A person’s temperament is the combination of their mental, physical and emotional traits—their natural predisposition. Temperament governs how people…

Skills for effective leadership: 5 keys to master effective communication

Your biggest communication challenge is to bridge the communication gap between the message that is sent and how it is received.

If you have an important message to deliver—a speech,…

Skills for effective leadership: Correcting communication breakdowns

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca

Communications break down for many reasons—messages go undelivered, are misunderstood,…

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Skills for effective leadership: Owning communications—for better or worse

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” Sidney J. Harris

Effective communication…

Prove

Step 3 of 3 steps to hire and retain leaders who fit your culture: Prove

You’ve clarified job requirements, assessed candidate capabilities, and now it’s time to put your findings to the test.

We’ve looked at the first two steps in hiring and retaining effective…

Assess

Step 2 of 3 steps to hire and retain leaders who fit your culture: Assess

Assessments guide you in determining whether and how a leader candidate may match your needs.

In our last post, we covered Step 1 of hiring and retaining best-fit leaders: clarifying…

Bottom-Line Perspectives

People want to excel and be the best version of themselves. We take pride in giving them transformative insights and practical tools to develop personally and professionally, so their organizations can benefit as well.

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."

Rebecca Shimkus

COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."

Chuck Derickson

Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking."

Cindy Brown

President, Commonwealth Trust

"Any time we're in session training, the thing that I like the most is the time we spend applying training concepts to specifically the issues that we have. As an executive coach, Mike is able to take the complicated and turn it to the simple."
Rebecca Shimkus
COO, Commonwealth Trust

"The Birkman was frighteningly accurate. Also, the results were absolutely non-judgmental in approach; important for the subject to objectively review the results for maximum personal benefit."
Chuck Derickson
Engineering Project Manager, ALOFT AeroArchitects

"I really liked working together with our management team in these sessions. It has helped the entire team to open up about the issues they face, offering solutions and common experiences. The sessions have also created a new level of accountability and opened communication among the team, which has helped us determine when we need to pivot and reassess versus when we need to realign our thinking." 
Cindy Brown 
President, Commonwealth Trust

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