Edgecumbe Consulting



Using our simple and practical approach to leadership, we assess leadership potential and performance in order to help individual leaders, leadership teams and organisations improve performance and realise the return on their leadership.

People decisions matter hugely to organisations and the most significant people in terms of cost and impact in organisations are leaders and managers. A 2016 study published in HBR found that, according to senior executives, hiring the wrong people was thought to be the most financially wasteful people-based activity in their organisations. Also considered wasteful are leaders who don’t inspire employees and spending on leadership training.

These are all things that, done well, can have a significant positive impact on an organisation. Unfortunately, there is no single winning formula to making great hiring decisions, to selecting or developing inspiring leaders or to designing the right training and development – context matters, and it matters a lot!

Assessing individual leaders and managers, teams and the organisation as a whole can help answer a whole range of different questions and enable you to make evidence-based decisions that are right for YOUR organisation.

Questions that leadership assessments and measurements answer:

  • What does great leadership or management look like in this organisation?
  • What behaviours do leaders and managers need to exhibit in order to engage or inspire their teams?
  • What personality traits/ abilities/ behaviours/ values do we need to select for when hiring managers and leaders?
  • Who within our organisation has the potential to be a great leader or manager?
  • What do we need to focus leadership development on?
  • Is our leadership development programme really improving leadership capability?

Benefits of Leadership Assessment for leaders, teams and the organisation?

Individual leaders can build their self-awareness and learn how to play to their strengths, work on potential and ‘fragile strengths’ and how to work around their limitations. Through leadership assessment they learn where to focus their development efforts and the types of people they need around them in order to complement their strengths and fill their gaps. Read more 

Leadership teams can identify their collective strengths and determine whether there is anything missing that should be filled through development, succession planning or hiring. Through assessment, leadership teams gain insight into the differences between one another and how they can work with these differences in order to achieve high performance collectively. Read more

HR analytics shows you what great leadership looks like in YOUR organisation’s context. This helps you to make evidence-based decisions about talent management, including what to focus on in organisation-wide development and what to criteria to assess for in selection. Read more