Leadership Tests

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LEADERSHIP TESTS

Leadership tests have become an integral part of leadership development and succession planning, especially to select key positions like CEO, COO, CFO as well as front-line supervisors.  Our leadership testing options included leadership competency tests, career aptitude and personality tests, leadership style tests, business values tests and cognitive skill tests.

As one of this country’s experts on hiring and pre-employment testing, we have been retained by hundreds of small and medium-sized companies to take the guesswork out of hiring and identifying leadership skills in the workplace. Success Performance Solutions is prepared to help you identify leadership potential in all of your candidates, and ensure that the next leader of your business is the right person and has the right skills. We have assisted in the selection of the thousands of front line supervisors and C-Suite executives.

LEADERSHIP TESTING TO FIT YOUR NEEDS AND BUDGET

Our process is easy to implement, convenient, affordable, and fast. Each package of leadership tests is customized to your organization and industry needs, including cultural fit and competence. Any company who needs help identifying or developing leadership potential in the workplace can benefit from our leadership assessment testing.

Our services include the following, narrowed or expanded to fit your needs and budget:

  • Review of your organization needs (cultural fit, strategy, leadership style, etc.) & identifying leadership skills that your industry requires.
  • Performance expectations of the new hire
  • Leadership tests that include leadership competence, leadership style, cognitive abilities, business values, quality of motivation.
  • Written summary report of candidate(s)
  • Presentation (typically web-based) to board of directors
  • Follow-up with internal candidates to review assessments and assist with professional development plan (Optional).

When it comes to evaluating how managers and senior executives approach critical thinking, manage projects, lead teams, and lead and relate to people, ASSESS is simply the best and most comprehensive testing platform we offer.

The ASSESS system offers:

  • 9 proven competency models for leadership, management, sales, and other professional roles
  • Build your own competency model to fit your company culture using our library of 38 competencies
  • Results written in “plain English” – no psychologist or certification required!
  • Screening, Hiring Manager, Selection and Development reports available
  • Selection reports include behavioral interview questions
  • Development report includes recommendations for improvement
  • Online administration
  • Immediate results

Number of questions: 300

Time to complete: 30 to 45 minutes

The Elite Management Profile is a general indicator of the individual’s ability to lead and manage others. It is easy to deliver and interpret and affordable for any size business, budget, and industry. Adding the Elite Intellect Profile or other cognitive skill testing helps identify those who can also problem solve, learn and think quickly.

What Elite Management Profile measures:

  • Leadership
  • Supervision
  • Stress Management
  • Achievement Drive
  • Self-Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Candidness

Number of questions: 95

Time Limit: Untimed but average time to complete is 20-25 minutes

The Elite Supervision Profile is a general indicator of the candidate’s ability to mentor and supervise others. It is easy to deliver and interpret and affordable for any size business, budget, and industry.  Adding the reasoning (or other cognitive skills) scales helps identify those candidates or aspiring leaders who have the ability to learn quickly and problem solve.

What Elite Supervision Profile measures:

  • Supervision
  • Helping Disposition
  • Self-Confidence
  • Reliability
  • Team Player
  • Candidness

Number of questions: 80 (without reasoning)

Time Limit: Untimed but average time to complete is 15-20 minutes (without reasoning)

 

DISC is one of the world’s most popular assessments to identify and develop leadership style.  Based on the work of William Moulton Marston, DISC assesses how an supervisor or manager approaches Problems, People, Pace and Procedures. The Proception2 DISC Profile takes the DISC Profile one step further by assessing both an individual’s primary style (“hard-wired” behavior) and adapted style (how one sees him/her-self to the work environment.) Each Proception2 profile also includes a “style map,” comparing the individual’s style to other team members and identifying sources of behavioral agreement and conflict.

The 4 areas assessed using Proception2 DISC are:

  • Dominance = Energy toward solving roblems
  • Influence = Energy toward influencing people
  • Steadiness = Energy toward maintaining a steady pace
  • Conscientiousness = Energy toward complying with procedures and rules

The Proception2 DISC Profile predicts

  • How a candidate or employee prefer to relate with others 
  • How a candidate or employee prefers to approach work
  • How a candidate or employee leads others
  • How a candidate or employee fits on team

Test Details:

  • 24 questions
  • Untimed (12-15 minutes)
  • Online administration
  • Immediate results
  • Management suggestions
  • Personal improvement recommendations
  • Communication tips
  • Primary and adapted style
  • Team “style map”

 

The Elite Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for Managers offers attitudinal, behavioral, and situational questions aimed at assessing the candidate’s ability to problem solve and use appropriate judgment while performing the manager function. It was developed to identify candidates that are best able to handle the daily challenges encountered in leadership and management roles. 

The 4 areas assessed using the SJT are:

  • Communication
  • Decision-Making
  • Delegation
  • Employee Relations

The Manager Situational Judgement test predicts

  • Ability to relate well with employees
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to motivate staff
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Overall job performance

Test Details:

  • 30 questions
  • Untimed (25-30 minutes)
  • Interview questions included
  • Online administration
  • Immediate results
  • Management suggestions
  • “Fakability” check

The Elite Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for Managers offers attitudinal, behavioral, and situational questions aimed at assessing the candidate’s ability to solve problems and use appropriate judgment while performing the supervisory function. It was developed to identify candidates with strong supervisory skills. It helps identify potential areas for development pre- and post-hire.

The 4 areas assessed using the SJT are:

  • Communication
  • Conscientiousness
  • Motivation
  • Team Orientation

The Manager Situational Judgement test predicts

  • Ability to relate well with employees
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to foster employee satisfaction
  • Dependability
  • Team building skills
  • Overall job performance

Test Details:

  • 30 questions
  • Untimed (25-30 minutes)
  • Interview questions included
  • Online administration
  • Immediate results
  • Management suggestions
  • “Fakability” check

The Creatrix Inventory is an innovation test and a creativity test. It can measure individual and team capacity to adapt, innovate, and calculate risk. In less than 15 minutes, Creatrix identifies 8 innovation orientations. These include:

  • Innovator
  • Challenger
  • Practicalizer
  • Synthesizer
  • Modifier
  • Planner
  • Dreamer 
  • Sustainer.

It then pinpoints 7 drivers of innovation that will bring the biggest bang for the buck in developing more individual and team innovative capacity.

Creatrix Test Details

  • 50 questions
  • 12-15 minutes
  • Online administration
  • Immediate results
  • Easy to read report serves as personal improvement guide too
  • Team workshops available (but not required)

A Google search for 360 self assessment delivers over 71 million results in under 1/2 second.  There are thousands of tools claiming to be the best. How do you choose? ASSESS 360 is the leader. ASSESS 360 is easy to use and immediately jump starts the performance improvement conversation.  It is the preferred multi-rater feedback tool for thousands of companies who use it for professional development, career development, and leadership development. Like most 360 tools, Assess 360 collects and reports anonymous feedback from an individual’s peers, boss, direct reports, and/or customers.

Test Details:

  • Use any of ASSESS standard competency models
  • Customize the report using our competency libarary
  • Online administration
  • Unlimited raters
  • Likert scale and open-ended questions/comments
  • Time to complete depends on # of competencies and open-ended questions

CASE STUDIES

  • A small property and casual insurance company is faced with the retirement of its long term CEO. Their search for a successor included two internal candidates and one external one. The search committee wanted to ensure a fair and objective leadership test since at least one or both internal candidates might be passed over. We help them by identifying leadership skills that their industry needs and our tests find a candidate that can demonstrate those leadership skills in the workplace.
  • The board of directors (BOD) of a rural electric cooperative is tasked with finding a replacement for its 30+ plus years tenured CEO. Their location, small size, and “unique” culture set requirements that only a few candidates might meet. Company politics requires them to open up the opportunity and 12 candidates apply including several internal candidates, who are poor fits. The BOD  wants to ensure a fair and objective process to narrow down the field to the 3 most qualified candidates and then assist them in interviewing and selecting the right leader.
  • A faith-based assisted living and retirement center seeks a replacement for a CEO who was recently terminated. The BOD does not want to make another mistake. They have selected an interim CEO but before making a permanent job offer, they want to assess the potential and cultural fit.
  • Other examples available upon request.

 

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