Talent Assessment Videos

Where’s Your High-Performance Leadership Team?!!

In this powerful video, a leading CEO and CHRO share their best advice for building a high-performance leadership team. Learn how can you leverage leadership assessment to select the superstars you need to succeed.

Leveraging Assessment for High Potential Identification and Development

MDA Chair & Founder Sandra Davis and Pentair EVP & CHRO Tanya Hooper speak to how assessment can best be used to identify and develop high-potentials, support selection and development decisions, and retain high-potential talent.

Assessment for Starters: The Value of Assessment for Selection Featuring American Residential Services


MDA’s Kimberly Fowler interviews Scott Lucido of American Residential Services about the value of assessment as part of the selection process. What does he appreciate most when making a tough call about a candidate? “MDA balances emotion and excitement with data,” so you can make the best decision for your business.

Assessment for Starters: MDA’s Assessment Differentiators Featuring American Residential Services


MDA’s Meghan Harris Kofoed interviews Scott Lucido of American Residential Services about key elements of the MDA assessment approach that he values most. He speaks to seeing a candidate’s level of commitment in action, leveraging growth planning to show candidates you’re committed to their success, ensuring his specific questions about candidates get answered, and ultimately using science to manage risk with critical talent decisions.

Assessment for Starters: How American Residential Services Leverages MDA Assessment to Drive Business Impact


MDA’s Meghan Harris Kofoed invites Scott Lucido of American Residential Services to share his story: What was the business need that led him to assessment? What solutions did he implement and why? And what was the value and impact of that work? He explains how assessment helps him manage risk and drive business success as he was able to identify key competencies that correlate with high performance, leading to a multi-million-dollar business impact.

A Master’s Class: C.H. Robinson and IEWC Leverage Assessment to Support Business Transformation


One easy way to maximize assessment impact is to focus on pivotal positions that drive business strategy. In this video, MDA’s Michael Hepperlen invites Brian Hinton of IEWC and Carita Hibben of C.H. Robinson to describe how they leverage assessment to support important business transformations taking place in their organizations.

A Master’s Class: C.H. Robinson and IEWC Leverage Assessment Results to Accelerate Onboarding, Leadership Transitions and Targeted Development


Another way to maximize assessment impact is to leverage assessment results for targeted development. MDA’s Michael Hepperlen says many organizations miss this step, yet learn how Carita Hibben of C.H. Robinson and Brian Hinton of IEWC accelerate the onboarding process, key leadership transitions, and high-potential development through advanced use of assessment.

A Master’s Class: C.H. Robinson Leverages Assessment to Create a World-Class Leadership Culture


Leading organizations leverage assessment to create a world-class leadership culture. Hear C.H. Robinson describe how they created a global leadership strategy designed to identify, develop and retain high-potential employees; create a strong leadership bench; and develop the next generation of diverse leaders who empower teams to deliver exceptional results.

A Master’s Class: C.H. Robinson and IEWC Share the Importance of Talent Insights in Succession Initiatives


Leading organizations review talent insights as part of their succession planning initiatives. Learn how Carita Hibben of C.H. Robinson and Brian Hinton of IEWC are embedding assessment into their holistic talent strategy to determine which leaders are ready to assume greater responsibility and prepare them to lead through future disruptions. As Hinton explains to MDA’s Michael Hepperlen, “I know challenges will definitely be coming. We have to make sure we are growing and developing leaders to be ready to face those challenges.”

A Solutions Showcase Featuring American Residential Services: How Talent Assessment Drives Business Strategy


In this Solutions Showcase, you will hear from MDA’s Kevin Louiselle and Chris Snow, Senior Vice President, Chief HR Officer, American Residential Services, on how talent assessment plays a critical role in the success of their business strategy. You’ll learn new ideas to strengthen your organization’s assessment strategy; what scenarios require a comprehensive assessment; and ways to leverage the latest in talent analytics.

A Solutions Showcase Featuring Polaris: How Talent Assessment Plays a Critical Role in Business Strategy


In this Solutions Showcase, you will hear from MDA’s Kevin Louiselle and Joe Wollan, Director of Talent Acquisition, Polaris, on how talent assessment plays a critical role in the success of their business strategy. You’ll walk away with new ideas to strengthen your organization’s assessment strategy, scale assessments cost effectively at lower levels, and  leverage the latest in talent analytics.

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.

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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