Can you imagine running your business without key performance indicators (KPI)?
Of course not.
When it comes to leadership, however, companies often do not have objective ways to measure executives’ leadership effectiveness, potential, or impact.
How a senior executive produces results has enormous consequences for leadership development in the company as a whole, succession planning, longer term financial success, employee morale, public perception of the business, and social value.
Is it time for you or your team to move from your “comfort zone” into a “growth zone?”
Taking a brief assessment is often the first step. By itself an assessment does not improve performance, but a good assessment leads to self-awareness, and self-awareness is the key trigger for personal change, as well as organizational transformation. Those memorable—sometimes funny, occasionally painful—“ah-ha” moments actually spur us to make the changes that move us in the direction of our personal and organizational goals.
Good assessment tools provide us several benefits:
- To define a starting place for personal, team and organizational leadership development so we can measure progress over time.
- To establish a common framework and language for individual and team development.
- To gain pertinent feedback from others that we simply don’t get any other way.
There are many effective “growth” tools in the marketplace. Over the years I’ve been exposed to, am certified in the use of, and have utilized a broad range of tools in my practice. Today, I choose to use those that meet two more criteria:
- The tool or model itself teaches critical skills for leadership.
- Tools that scores of business leaders have found provocative, inspirational and fun.
All of these tools provide insight into leadership talents, blind spots and opportunities for growth. They also provide a platform for rich reflection and discourse around what is truly inspiring to the learner.