Psychometric tests for leadership assessment

What are your natural, potential and fragile strengths?

Your leadership is defined by who you are – your strengths, your limitations, and your ability to learn and develop. The best leaders understand how to make the most of these, and how to work with people with complementary skills.

What are psychometrics?

Psychometrics measure patterns in a person’s way of thinking, feeling and behaving. These form the foundations for all we do, making it easy for us to perform some tasks and harder for others. Based on these tests alone, we can predict with up to 90% confidence whether you are likely to be rated as ‘good’ at the key tasks of leadership. This makes this information invaluable in selecting and developing the best leaders.

Why psychometrics?

Without evidence, it’s hard to see yourself objectively. We use best-in-class measures of ability, personality, motivations and derailment risks to build a picture of the qualities that shape your unique way of working.

How do we do it?

We supply psychometrics to business schools and organisations; just the tests with narrative reports, or a complete, end-to-end service for individuals, teams and organisations that lack the capabilities to support the process in-house.

Further explanation

We have strong relationships with many of the leading test publishers and can draw on a wide range of tools to offer diagnostic methods, which are tailored to your specific needs. We have some particular favourites, based on their validity, reliability and power to predict leadership and other outcomes of interest. We don’t use measures which offer overly simplistic, unreliable measurement.

For personality measurement we have worked with the NEO for decades: the original measure of the Five Factor Model, it remains the gold standard. We have done substantial research with the NEO and are proud to have helped Hogrefe develop their UK and Senior Management norms. The late, Wendy Lord, (world-renowned NEO expert, and former Chief Psychologist at Hogrefe) created the NEO Primary Colours® Leadership Report, a narrative report on an individual’s personality-based compatibility with the leadership tasks in our proprietary model.

We also use the Hogan suite of HPI, HDS (the ‘Dark Side’ measure) and MVPI extensively, and have a similarly strong research base in these tools.

For ability measurement we usually use the GMA series (Abstract, Numerical and Verbal), Matrigma (Abstract) or SHL tools. We can also offer Watson-Glaser (Critical Thinking), the ABLE series (aptitude for business learning) and a range of others if required.

Other measures we use and can supply include, MBTI, Dimensions, OPQ, FIRO-B, EQI, EQPI3, Insights, Wave, Talent Q, Risk Type Compass and more. Please talk to us if you would like advice and guidance on psychological testing.

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