Talent Assessment Videos

Polaris on leveraging assessment to deliver on corporate priorities 


SVP and CHRO Jim Williams of Polaris devised the talent strategy to deliver on the company’s aggressive global growth goals. He knew the importance of assessing talent in context of corporate priorities to generate the necessary insights to make critical talent decisions. Learn how Polaris leverages MDA Leadership assessments for selection, placement, promotion and succession.   

The Value and Impact of Assessment and Development at Mayo Clinic


 Listen as top executives from the Mayo Clinic share how assessment and development work has transformed the way they operate within the   organization, within their teams, and as leaders.

Early Leader Identification and Development at Mayo Clinic


Hear more about the value Mayo Clinic places on its early leadership pipeline.

Recruiting Quality Candidates


Learn how leading organizations are evolving their recruitment approaches and leveraging the latest technology to attract quality candidates.

Screening and Assessing for the Best Talent


 Hear top organizations talk about winning the war for talent, aligning HR and hiring managers, and improving consistency in how candidates are screened and assessed.

On-boarding for a Strong Start and Measuring Quality of Hire


 Listen as leading organizations share their on-boarding best practices, reduce ramp up time, ensure a strong start, and measure quality of hire.

C-suite Selection and Succession: Delivering Leadership Excellence for the Future

MDA Leadership helps CEOs articulate executive leadership needs, identify top talent, and accelerate C-suite transitions.

Senior Executive Blueprinting ™
Succession planning begins at the top. CEOs, in partnership with human resources and their boards, must think carefully about the talent they need for the future in key leadership roles. Similar to CEO Blueprinting™, MDA Leadership helps our clients articulate the executive leadership they will need to successfully navigate emerging business challenges and drive evolving strategies.
C-suite Selection and Succession
Not all C-suite hires and promotions achieve success. We help CEOs select the right executives by bringing an informed, experienced, and objective voice to the table. Based on a CEO’s criteria and an organization’s norms, we assess and analyze executive candidates to provide definitive and well-grounded promotion and hiring recommendations.
C-Suite Transitions
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced in their new senior leadership roles.3 MDA Leadership accelerates effective transition into the C-suite. Through a unique discovery process, we help executives gain deep insight into what it will take to be successful given stakeholder expectations, team dynamics, and the nuances of C-suite leadership. Our seasoned coaches guide leaders in designing and executing highly relevant and engaging onboarding plans.

Board Services: Enhancing Board Effectiveness

MDA Leadership helps boards strengthen their governance roles and internal dynamics.

Board Evaluations
Most boards are required to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis—an exercise that can range from “checking the box” to an experience that truly engages board members in the right conversations. Our services include full board evaluations, individual director reviews, peer feedback, chair role transitions, and action planning.
Board and CEO Consultation
Creating strong board and CEO collaboration requires mutual trust and respect. Forging and maintaining productive relationships cannot be left to chance. MDA Leadership provides trusted advisor consultation for CEOs and their boards to foster alignment in critical areas such as decision-making, role clarity, governance, and communication.
CEO Coaching and Trusted Advisor Consultation
Two-thirds of CEOs don’t receive any outside advice on their leadership skills, and yet almost all would be receptive to suggestions from a coach.4 Since a one-size-fits-all playbook for CEOs doesn’t exist, MDA Leadership provides CEO coaching. Whether business performance is hitting the mark or not, even seasoned CEOs benefit from the safe place and counsel we provide to help them evolve their leadership.

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