Baxter Neumann are experts in delivering leadership capability assessments. We have delivered more than 1000 evaluations, in the UK and internationally; for Board level succession, executive selection and developmental purposes. 92% of Participants have indicated our approach was positively differentiated, challenging, motivational and one they would recommend to a colleague. Clients highlight the quality and relevance of our Reports; the willingness to express judgment and particularly, the credibility of our consulting team.
Why invest in assessment ?
We provide hard-edged business judgement on the capability potential and predictive performance of your human capital. Baxter Neumann can provide independent evidence for a single executive, a specific function or an entire senior management team, to enable you to make informed, strategically aligned decisions.
In many businesses, 60% or more of your Operating costs are 'people' related. An effective Leader (often referred to as an 'A Player') can be up to four times 'better' than their colleagues in terms of productivity and efficiency. Simply speaking, they make things happen, they deliver tangible results and successful project outcomes. 'A Players are more strategic and commercial; they inspire colleagues, innovate and enhance organisational agility. Above all they set the standards for high performance.
We have proven capability in helping people 'be the best that they can be'. In large part this is attributable to our team: their experience and ability to work in true partnership with our clients. Every Baxter Neumann Partner or Associate Partner has worked at executive and Board level in consultancy industry, or the public sector prior to joining our firm. They understand the challenges of modern management and have many years of experience, leading and inspiring people at all levels and across all functional disciplines. Few, if any of our competitors can claim to offer this level of experience and insight No other firm offers an integrated leadership capability solution of this type. Our assessments are innovative and proven to be relevant in identifying effective leadership.
What are we measuring?
According to McKinsey's Global Research Study (2016) there are 20 primary leadership behaviours which determine 'effective leadership'. 89% of leadership effectiveness is attributable to 4 behaviours:
- Results Orientation
- Problem Solving
- Being Supportive
- Seeking Different Perspectives
When Baxter Neumann conduct a detailed leadership capability review, for development, succession or selection purposes, we use the the most valid and credible tools in the market, including: the WAVE, Ability Testing, Hogan and 360 Feedback. Innovative evaluation techniques are supported by commercial insight and informed business judgment. This approach has been tested in literally hundreds of assessments at executive and Board level. In predicting performance, this approach works for single assessments, teams or for large scale capability reviews of several hundred colleagues.