The best way to assess executives is to evaluate the critical competencies demonstrated in the context of business situations and challenges that are relevant to the job. To add science to the art of assessment, we incorporate the most critical competencies as criteria to predict if an executive is capable of getting to the next level and being successful once there. At Cremer International assessment methodologies include a flexible combination of qualitative 360 degree interviews and online psychometric tests, resulting in narrative reports that provide valuable insight to boards concerned with succession planning and to executives interested in further development.
Over the past three decades Cremer International has studied thousands of exceptional leaders (as well as many non exceptional leaders) in companies of every size, sector and regional footprint. Our research concludes that there is no universal recipe for leadership effectiveness (note the daily changes one reads in the turnover of major corporate Fortune 500/1000 executives in the Wall Street Journal). Our research helps identify the subtle differences that make an executive a “best fit” for a critical leadership role and explains why an executive may be successful in one environment but not in another.
Information is one of the most powerful tools humans possess in their job. The Cremer International Assessment Program for executives and key professionals provides us a perspective on an individual’s leadership inclination to lead from the front, rally others around a common mission and goal, engage employees and other individuals at all levels, and lead the organization effectively through times of turbulence and change.
When we learn how others see us, we gain an extraordinary opportunity to build solid relationships with the people we depend on to succeed. And, let’s face it, with strong relationships, leaders excel, employees flourish, and organizations soar to their highest potential, 360 degree feedback, provides that opportunity by revealing leaders’ strengths and identifying areas for improvement.