The Bench Strength Experience™

Delivering critical insights into the depth and breadth of your leadership talent—through an award-winning program

The greatest limiter of business growth today is lacking the right talent to fill critical job roles. And if you think now is tough, with some job vacancies at all-time highs, the coming years will likely be even more challenging, particularly in knowledge- and skill-intensive industries.

No matter your business, you’re likely seeing at least one of these talent-related warning signs:

  • Insufficient viable internal candidates for key leadership openings
  • Incomplete knowledge of organizational bench strength for manager/director roles
  • Inadequate understanding of employees’ leadership potential or capacity to lead
  • Geographically dispersed employees, making it difficult to identify future leaders

That is why top-tier organizations are proactively identifying and developing their high-potential employees early in their careers. They want to be certain they’re investing in the right people at the right time and providing them with the right development resources to achieve their potential. That’s also why discerning organizations are turning to MDA Leadership for The Bench Strength Experience™, proud winner of the Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Excellence in the Best Advance in Leadership Development category.

Learn how you and your organization can:

  • Gain deep insight into the depth and distribution of your leadership talent, and its implications on your business
  • Leverage these insights to shape your organization’s future talent strategy
  • Accurately identify potential in the earlier stages of employees’ careers
  • Provide employees with insight into their leadership strengths and growth opportunities
  • Give these employees and their managers the development insights and tools needed via a high-tech learning platform for high-impact career conversations and true leadership growth

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.

Let’s begin a conversation.

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®.