Leadership is the beating heart of any organization, providing the direction and vision that drives it forward. Just as a ship needs a captain to navigate the stormy seas, organizations need strong leaders to chart their course and inspire their teams. Good leadership is like a beautiful melody, lifting the spirits of all those who hear it, and leading to increased productivity, better outcomes, and the ultimate success of the organization. Leaders play a critical role in setting the direction of the organization, making strategic decisions, and inspiring and motivating their teams. However, not all leaders are created equal, and even the most talented leaders can benefit from ongoing development and support.
Measuring leadership involves assessing the skills, competencies, and personality traits that make an effective leader. This may include evaluating a leader's communication skills, decision-making ability, intelligence, and confirming a vision for the future aligned with organizational strategic goals. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their leaders, organizations can identify areas for improvement and provide targeted development opportunities to enhance their skills. Developing leaders involves providing coaching, training, and support to help them reach their full potential. With the help of rasd leadership advisory, organizations can build a strong and capable leadership team, capable of driving the success of their organization.
Our selection assessments provide insights to further understand the candidates that are being considered for a leadership role. These insights can be key when comparing candidate options that rasd has nominated to better identify the candidate who fits with the needs of the role and your organization. Furthermore, these insights can serve as key indicators in identifying potential internal candidates within a framework of succession planning.
Our development assessments provide insights to further understand your leaders and to provide key insights on how they can grow and develop. These insights can further be applied to understanding teamwork dynamics and to provide clarity on how to improve collaboration.
Our assessment approach is rooted in psychological science and utilizes rasd’s unique science backed framework to predict human performance based on your roles and organizational idiosyncrasies.
At rasd, we believe in leadership advisory that is data-driven, rooted in the scientific method, and customized to the unique needs of your organization.
Our comprehensive approach utilizes insights from our assessments to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth, allowing us to select the right leaders for your organization and develop the leaders you already have. By tailoring our approach to your specific needs, we can help you build a strong and capable leadership team, equipped with the skills and abilities needed to drive your organization forward. With our evidence-based approach to leadership selection and development, you can be confident that you are investing in the future success of your organization.
01 PLANUnderstanding the Organization and Role: We start by grasping your organization's culture, structure, objectives, and the role for which you're seeking a candidate. This holistic understanding lays the foundation for a successful search. Understanding the Context: We conduct a thorough analysis of your market, sector, and competition to contextualize the search. By understanding the broader industry landscape, we can better align our strategy with your unique needs. Defining the Ideal Profile & Obtaining Validation: We work closely with you to develop a candidate profile that includes the necessary skills, experience, and personal qualities for the role. We then obtain your validation to ensure it matches your expectations and needs. Identifying Core Competencies: Competencies are the observable external manifestations of a leader's intellect, personality, and motivations in a specific context. They serve as key predictors of their performance in organizations. As such, we attach special importance not only to identifying the necessary and preferred competencies for the role, but also to validating their presence in the executives throughout our search and once again towards the end of the process using our proprietary assessment methods. Developing the Search Strategy: Based on the agreed-upon profile, we create a tailored, strategic plan for the search. This includes identifying target industries, companies, and key positions to source potential candidates from.
02 SEARCHConducting Methodical Market Research: Leveraging our extensive industry knowledge and tools, we conduct a comprehensive research of the market to identify potential candidates fitting your ideal profile. Approaching Suitable Leadership Profiles & Conducting Preliminary Discussions: We reach out to potential candidates, conducting preliminary discussions to gauge interest and ensure congruence with the role's requirements. Report Presentation and Discussion of Interested Promising Candidates: Our search progress is trackable in real time. Additionally at this milestone, we discuss our preliminary findings to keep you updated on interested candidates, market perception, and our counsel.
03 EVALUATEObtaining Client Feedback: We solicit your feedback at every stage to refine our search process and ensure alignment with your expectations. Conducting Video & Face-to-Face Interviews: Initial screenings are conducted via video calls, followed by in-person interviews, providing a comprehensive understanding of the candidates' competencies. Conducting Preliminary Reference Checks: We carry out preliminary reference checks to verify the candidates' professional history and reputation. Presenting Shortlist of Qualified Candidates: A shortlist of the most promising candidates, who have passed our rigorous screening and evaluation process, is presented for your review. Conducting Individual Assessments: The top three candidates undergo an individual assessment to evaluate their skills, experience, and cultural fit more deeply. Creating a Comparison Report of Assessments: We create a comprehensive comparison report, providing an at-a-glance view of the top candidates' strengths and areas for development.
04 SELECTClient Interviews with Candidates: We coordinate interviews between you and the shortlisted candidates. These meetings provide an opportunity for a deeper assessment and a personal connection. Contract Negotiations & Final Reference Check: Once a candidate is chosen, we facilitate contract negotiations, ensuring all parties are satisfied with the terms. A final reference check is also conducted to confirm our findings. Follow-Up Post-Hiring: We remain engaged as necessary after the placement to ensure a smooth transition. Our follow-up includes regular check-ins with both you and the candidate to ensure ongoing success in the role.
“Rasd had a deeper understanding of the intricacies and dynamics at our firm. The decision to promote our Chief Financial Officer rather than recruit someone from the outside was a result of Rasd's thorough process with our candidate and their recommendation to go ahead with his appointment. After several years in his role as Chief Financial Officer he added plenty of value.”
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