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Early Identifier

Multi-method assessment to identify leadership potential, sooner

The Early Identifier is an online assessment that predicts leadership growth in several areas based on a person’s foundational traits, motivations, and initial skills. Those predictions can be used for more targeted development and guide you towards better succession, promotion, development, and business strategy decisions.

The Early Identifier will help your organization:

  • Identify leadership potential at the individual contributor and front-line leader levels.
  • Provide a common language when discussing leadership potential.
  • Improve development discussions between participants and their managers. 
  • Forecast the depth of your leadership bench.
  • Surface environmental trends that drive leadership growth and retention.

How the Early Identifier helps you surface and activate early leadership potential:

  • Provides an easy, scalable assessment for broad use across your organization.
  • Engages participants with a multi-method online experience that places them in realistic leadership situations.
  • Delivers personalized reports that provide participants and their managers with in-depth development guidance and actions based on the participants’ personality insights and current skills. 
  • Produces dynamic reports comparing individual results and identifying group trends in leadership potential and retention risks.

The Early Identifier focuses on four main areas of leadership potential: leadership promise, development orientation, mastery of complexity, and balance of values and results. These four facets capture the most important predictors for how a person will develop and perform as a leader. Understanding them early is essential to targeting development in a serious way. With Early Identifier, you can predict:

  • Leadership promise: Would the person take charge?
  • Development orientation: Would the person continuously seek improvement?
  • Mastery of complexity: Would the person adapt to obstacles and effectively handle ambiguity and complexity?
  • Balance of values and results: Would the person achieve tangible outcomes without violating organizational norms?

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