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Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential by Jay Moran, Jeffrey Cohn

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USING LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT TO SUPERCHARGE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Let's return to the case of Michael and his medical equipment manufacturer. After the painful episode with Richard, senior management did not want to make the same mistake again. This time they wanted another point of view to confirm that Richard's replacement was in fact the right person to hire. So they engaged us to conduct an objective leadership assessment of three new candidates, one of whom (“Kevin”) was ultimately selected.

Not stopping there, however, the company decided that it wanted to get a much better grasp of the leadership potential among its senior ranks. For succession planning purposes, the company took a more long-term view and determined that it needed to know ...

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