360 assessments, also called multi-rater assessments, are powerful tools for leadership and individual development. This process allows a leader to receive specific feedback on their strengths and development areas. It is important to use 360 assessments appropriately to ensure they provide a positive and effective development experience.
Feedback allows employees to gain insight into how others perceive them and provides opportunities to become aware of both strengths and blind spots. This information guides skill and behavior development helping the leader become more effective in their current role, or begin readying for a next level role.
We can create custom 360 leadership assessments based on your organization’s competency model or leadership behavioral expectations, or we can use any of the validated diagnostic tools below. We have deep experience in the use of assessments and are happy to help you select the right tool to meet your needs.
Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks 360 Assessments
Benchmarks for Executives™
The challenges faced by executives at the top levels in an organization can differ a great deal from those at the middle management level. Benchmarks© for Executives™ is a 360 assessment designed to address the specific leadership issues of top-level executives. Unlike other assessments that contain normative data encompassing all users, Benchmarks© for Executives™ data are screened to ensure that only the very top-level leaders are included in the normative base – and now CCL Compass™ is included which allows leaders to transition immediately from reviewing insights to making positive changes in the areas most relevant.
Benchmarks for Managers™
Benchmarks for Managers is a comprehensive 360 assessment for middle-to upper-level managers that measures 16 competencies critical for success, as well as 5 possible career derailers. This in-depth analysis of observable behaviors provides managers with a solid assessment of their leadership competencies – and now it includes CCL Compass™. Thanks to the versatile power of CCL Compass™ – a cutting-edge online tool that brings data to life – managers can identify personal areas that need strengthening and then instantly pursue effective strategies based on work experiences as well as confront possible career-stalling problems.
Benchmarks for Learning Agility
Benchmarks for Learning Agility is a 360 assessment that provides feedback on the skills most often found in successful leaders and the learning behaviors needed to acquire those skills. It measures learning agility and capacity for new skill adoption. Paired with CCL Compass™ – a cutting-edge online tool that brings data to life – feedback on an individual’s willingness to learn from growth opportunities is instantly turned into personally relevant action plans that increase leadership agility.
Benchmarks® by Design™
Benchmarks by Design is a 360 assessment that can be tailored to reflect the competencies important to your organization. Choose from CCL’s Benchmarks by Design library of over 90 competencies and derailment factors to design a targeted feedback experience for any leader level. When paired with CCL Compass™ – a cutting-edge online tool that brings data to life – feedback reports that are confidentially discussed with a facilitator are also transformed instantly into action plans designed for leaders of any level.
Human Synergistics 360 Assessments
Leadership/Impact is a 360 assessment that provides leaders with targeted feedback on their leadership strategies and impact on others, and thus, the culture they create. L/I is ideal for executives, key-level managers, and others in strategic leadership positions.
Management/Impact is a 360 assessment that provides managers with insights into how they carry out their roles and responsibilities and the impact they have on people around them. M/I is designed for managers, project managers, supervisors, and others who have management responsibilities.
Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI)
The Life Styles Inventory helps individuals to develop constructive thinking and behavioral styles that are proven to be related to job performance, quality of interpersonal relationships, and problem-solving effectiveness.
Management Effectiveness Profile System™ (MEPS)
The Management Effectiveness Profile System provides managers with confidential and in-depth 360 assessment feedback, promotes self-awareness, and facilitates the development of key skills. MEPS is appropriate for lower-middle to upper-level managers.
ACUMEN® Leadership WorkStyles™
ACUMEN Leadership WorkStyles helps self-motivated leaders strengthen the thinking and behavioral styles that promote their effectiveness. LWS is ideal for executives, managers, and leaders who would like to develop and grow to realize their full potential.