Leadership And 360 Assessment Tools - Linkage

Leadership and 360° Assessments

True leaders engage others to achieve organizational objectives.

Yet, many leaders have blind spots. Understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses is the cornerstone of leadership development.

At Linkage, we help leaders understand their behavior using customizable 360° and self-assessment methods, as well as by leveraging personality assessments to add depth to their results.

Proven and reliable 360° tools:

Purposeful Leadership®

The Purposeful Leadership Assessment® 

The Purposeful Leadership Assessment is based on Linkage's Purposeful Leadership Model, which is designed around the five core commitments purposeful leaders make to their stakeholders: Inspire, Engage, Innovate, Achieve and Become. These commitments represent why we have leaders, the promise of what leaders deliver, and a framework for where to direct our attention as leaders. Each commitment is supported by specific practices and leadership skills. The assessment provides insight into a leaders overall and relative performance on each commitment, the practices that make up each commitment, and the related leadership skills. View sample report.

Advancing Women Leaders

The Advancing Women Organizational Assessment™ (AWA) 

Focus your organization's efforts in the areas that will be the most impactful when it comes to advancing women leaders. 

This Assessment has been researched, developed and validated based on the Dimensions for Growth, Linkage’s organizational model for advancing women leaders. The assessment targets the critical dimensions of focus for an organization to actively increase the number of women in leadership ranks and provides key metrics for demonstrating impact. View sample report.

The Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment™ 

Help women move into executive ranks.

Linkage developed the Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment™ to help women identify and cultivate the competencies needed to break into and rise in the executive ranks. Based on research with successful women leaders, the assessment identifies the patterns of behavior that differentiate between the women who achieve leadership success and those who don’t. This assessment, which includes quantitative and qualitative feedback, is available in a self- or multi-rater format and can be used independently, or as part of coaching or training. The principles form the foundation for Linkage's Women in Leadership InstituteView sample report.


Additional Assessments

The Assessment Instrument for Managers™ (AIM) 

Guide supervisors at your organization to greater results.

Managers have a lot to track, influence, and direct. They need to balance day-to-day operations while staying aligned with corporate goals. And they need to produce results in a complex mix of people, process, and organizational forces. This is exactly where Linkage’s Assessment Instrument for Managers™ (AIM) can help managers be better leaders.

Based on extensive research and experience, we’ve been able to quantify managerial success in five domains and 15 competencies. This data helps managers understand their own behavior relative to high performing managers and target their own development accordingly. View sample report.

The Communication Styles & Abilities Inventory for Leaders™ (C-SAIL) 

Develop the communication skills of leaders at your organization.

C-SAIL is a proprietary 360° assessment that measures individual leaders’ three key communication abilities and ten communication style tendencies. Taken together, scores on style and ability provide a snapshot of their communication capabilities and areas for development.

Each participant receives a personal assessment report, which presents data from up to three rater categories―supervisors, direct reports, and peers. Participants also complete a self-rating, which provides the opportunity to compare self-perceptions with the perceptions of others. The C-SAIL is an invaluable tool for coaches, HR professionals, and leaders looking for opportunities to improve communication performance in individuals, groups, and organizations. View sample report.

The Essential Coach Assessment™ 

Enhance the coaching abilities of managers at your organization.

The Essential Coach Assessment™ takes the mystery out of coaching by describing in clear, direct, and operational language the day-to-day coaching behaviors and competencies demonstrated by superior leaders and managers. The model is based on in-depth research and identifies eight coaching competencies that distinguish superior managers. Each competency reflects the manager’s commitment to coaching direct reports and helping them achieve their full growth potential. View sample report.

The Strategic HR Partner Assessment™ (SHRPA) 

Shape the competencies of HR professionals. 

The Strategic HR Partner Assessment™ (SHRPA) helps HR professionals get a seat at the decision-making table, and enhance their influence and credibility with the leaders in their organizations. This self- or 360° assessment enables consultants, generalists, and HR business partners to accelerate their own development. The SHRPA creates increased value for HR professionals and their organizations through the improved alignment of HR and business strategies. The HR expertise, business acumen, and strategic consulting competencies evaluated with the SHRPA are core elements of study in Linkage's Strategic HR Business Partner Certification Program. View sample report.

The Compleat Consultant Assessment™ 

Diversify OD consulting skills capabilities. 

The Compleat Consultant Assessment™ enables human resources and organizational development professionals to shape and direct their behavior to better drive organizational goals by assessing the variety of roles played by the internal consultant. Individuals and organizations can use the model to assess their mastery of the six critical roles, ranging from Business Driver to Trusted Advisor, and enhance their competencies and performance effectively. View sample report.

The Inclusive Leadership Assessment

A behavioral approaching to building an inclusive culture.

Inclusive leaders encourage others to deliver great results. Linkage's Inclusive Leadership Assessment™ is based on research from global organizations. The tool is designed to evaluate the hallmark competencies of inclusive leaders. Assessment and development of these behavioral competencies builds an inclusive culture, increases employee engagement, and advances cultural imperatives. The assessment measures strategic direction-setting, structural elements, and the interpersonal elements of leading diverse teams and individuals. View sample report.

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Custom 360° Solutions

Our custom solutions start with targeted questions that get to the heart of your business requirements. From there, we build an assessment to reflect your organizational values, competencies, and needs.

The end result? Insight, skilled leaders, and development synced to your organizational priorities.


Personality Assessments

The best leaders are true to themselves. Often used for coaching or high-potential development, our complementary interviews, simulations, and personality indexes help leaders understand their natural tendencies and the implications they have on business results. Long-standing partnerships allow us to offer the following leading assessments:

The Hogan Personality Inventory™ (HPI) – Helps gain insights into your natural leadership tendencies.

The Hogan Development Survey™ (HDS) – Helps mitigate derailing risks.

The Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory™ (MVPI) – To analyze personal motivators and preferred culture.