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Grooming the next generation of leaders - Assess our situation

This section addresses tools and methods for analyzing what leadership competencies are needed in your organization, what leadership competencies current exit in your organization, how to assess the costs and benefits associated with alternatives for closing the gaps that are identified, how to conduct successful succession planning analyses and programs, and how to use the results of succession planning to ensure a continuing supply of well qualified internal and external candidates for anticipated leadership positions.

TitleShort Description
Campbell Leadership DescriptorThis self-assessment tool is designed to help individuals identify characteristics for successful leadership, recognize their strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Center for Creative Leadership Assessment SuiteThe Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Assessment Suite systematically collects opinions about a manager's performance from peers, direct reports, the boss, the boss's peers, or people outside the organization. The tool includes four research-based 360-degree instruments with a consistent reporting format to help organizations create a common leadership language and consistent feedback process at multiple levels through the company.
Discovery 360° SeriesDiscovery Learning's Discovery 360 Series™ is a series of 360° leadership assessments developed for general business managers, Educators, Public Health managers and Public Sector managers. These tools help to identify perception gaps between self and others, create a plan for addressing leadership development needs, track progress, and assess the specific competencies required in your business sector. Discovery Leadership Profile™: A 360° leadership assessment tool providing leaders and managers with feedback on how their specific management practices are perceived by others.
Influence Strategies ExerciseThe Influence Strategies Exercise (ISE) helps participants identify and develop their influencing techniques. It helps individuals identify the strategies they tend to use, evaluate their effectiveness, and stretch their ability to impact others.
Job Challenge ProfileThis self-assessment tool from the Center for Creative Leadership is designed for managers and executives to help them understand and use their job assignments as opportunities to develop valuable skills.
LEADLEAD is a CD-based tool from the Center for Creative Leadership that focuses on techniques for building critical leadership skills; it is based on more than 30 years of research on why successful executives derail. It is designed for managers who want to refresh their skills in a changing workplace; or for managers in the early stages of their career who are seeking to learn new leadership skills.
Learning Tactics InventoryThis tool from the Center for Creative Leadership is designed for participants who wish to become better at learning from experience. It profiles a person's preferred learning behavior, outlines the consequences of overuse of each tactic, and explores ways to adopt new learning strategies and behaviors.
Managerial Style QuestionnaireThis questionnaire allows the user to assess his/her management style, understand how to leverage this style, and learn how to improve in other managerial style.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality InventoryThe purpose of the MBTI personality inventory is to empower users by giving them a better understanding of themselves and their colleagues, and their reactions to situations. It may be used to improve relationships between employees, encourage acceptance and leveraging of different personality types, and encourage users to grow in areas that they are not automatically strong in.
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