Talent Assessment

Solving critical business challenges through the power of assessment

Many companies view current talent shortages and retention issues as a key barrier to their continued growth. Yet leading organizations are proactively addressing the issue through sophisticated assessment-driven talent strategies. The right assessment-based talent strategy will provide your organization with a sustainable supply of quality leaders at all levels to meet the demands and challenges of today and tomorrow.

Specifically, our clients are leveraging the power of assessment to answer these important questions:

    • Which person is the best role and culture fit for this position?
    • Does this person have the potential to lead at the next level?
    • How can we accelerate this leader’s readiness to move into broader roles?
    • Given circumstances have changed, do we have the right people in mission-critical roles now?
    • How can we build our bench strength at the manager/director level?
    • How can we develop and retain a diverse talent pipeline for vice president and C-suite roles?

In addition to helping organizations address these questions, we empower them with data analytics. At the individual level, we arm you with the insights needed to make important talent decisions, then coach you how to leverage those insights for better onboarding, integration, productivity acceleration, retention of top talent, and ultimate success. At the organizational level, we help you harness the aggregate data to better inform your talent strategy. It’s clear talent assessment has become a critical component in high-growth organizations that want to elevate their business performance. We can guide and support your efforts.

Assess with a Clear Purpose in Mind 

Assess with a Clear Purpose in Mind

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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At MDA Leadership, we know there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for every organization. We take the time to get to know your business and your leadership needs and recommend a range of options that are the best fit for your growth goals. Let's see how MDA Leadership can optimize your Talent Strategy for the Long Run®.