Leadership Simulation Assessments for High Stakes Roles

Simulation Assessments for High Stakes Roles

Combine artificial intelligence and behavioral science to assess and develop key leaders

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“LSA’s leadership simulation assessments for high stakes roles provided excellent insights to help identify and develop the key leaders best equipped to implement critical strategic growth shifts we needed to take our business to the next level.”
Vice President | Fortune 500 Technology Company

“I’m really impressed with the speed and accuracy of your leadership simulation assessment.  It was very precise and has helped us to hone in on what truly matters most to develop our top sales leaders.”
Jordi Botifoll | Vice President EMEA |  NetApp

Leaders impact everything from profits to productivity, employee engagement, and customer loyalty. Unfortunately, data from our leadership simulation assessments tell us that good leaders are getting harder to find, develop, and retain.

Research from the Corporate Executive Board backs this up. They estimate that 50% to 70% of new leaders fail within 18 months of taking on a role, regardless of whether they were an external hire or promoted from within. McKinsey reports that 90% of new executives wish they had managed their leadership transition differently.

The good news is that the significant leadership failure risks can be prevented with the help of targeted leadership simulation assessments using proven technology and research-backed behavioral science.

Given the costs of recruiting, selecting, onboarding, and training leaders — especially in highly strategic and difficult to replace roles — wouldn’t it be great if you could better predict and prevent leadership failure and ensure that your key leaders are set up to succeed?

Leadership Simulation Assessments for High Stakes Roles with 0.54 Predictive Validity
Each 3-hour “day-in-the-life” assessment places leaders in a high-stakes simulation of their future role to measure their readiness using live role-players for a realistic simulation experience. Capabilities are benchmarked against a global pool of leaders in similar roles to provide additional data points for comparison.

Business readiness assessments target leaders and senior executives. Sales assessments target sales reps, sales managers, and sales leaders.

  • For High Stakes Leadership Hiring
    Behavior-based interviewing and resumes do not always tell the whole story — especially for high stakes leadership and people manager roles.

    This leadership hiring simulation creates a fair and objective opportunity for internal and external candidates to demonstrate their capabilities and relies on scientifically validated data to better identify top leadership talent against your identified core competencies that matter most for your unique culture and strategy for success.

    Because leader candidates must demonstrate their real-time leadership skills in a real-world scenario, the simulation combined with psychometric tests predicts leadership success better than any other applicant testing approach.

  • For High Stakes Leadership Development
    It can be daunting to identify leadership potential and performance for a given role — especially when leadership stakes are high.

    This research-backed leadership development simulation combines psychometric tests (personality and learning) with detailed leadership insights against your unique core competencies. It provides personalized individual leadership development plans, targeted learning nudges, and the tracking of micro-behavior improvement over time.

    Real-time, you are able to track development, provide feedback, reinforce habits, and adjust individual development plans.

  • For High Stakes Leadership Succession Planning
    When it comes to identifying and developing leadership bench strength, this succession planning assessment helps to better identify high-potentials and measure successor readiness for highly strategic and critical leadership roles. The fair, objective, and evidence-based approach also removes unconscious bias and personal preference from the leadership succession process.

    Accurately predict when your key leaders will be ready to step up based upon the key leadership and people manager skills that define success in your unique organization for each unique role. Track progress and provide personalized leadership development plans to get people to the next level.

Typical leadership assessment reports provide details about leadership readiness, performance, potential, skill gaps, bench strength, and suggested leadership development plans.

Expected Results
On average, leaders who follow the assessment-driven development plans:

  • improve skills by 11% in twelve months
  • are 6 times more likely to be retained
  • are 6 times more likely to be seen as a high-performer
  • report a 14% increase in engagement

Having assessed over 10,000 leaders in over 40 countries around the world, the leadership simulation assessment is available in Dutch, English, French, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish.

If you would like to use leadership simulation assessments for high stakes roles to better identify, promote, and develop high stakes leadership talent to inform your most important talent decisions, please contact us

Or check out our People Manager Assessment Center if you would like to assess frontline and midlevel people managers.

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Thank you to LSA Global for their partnership and support in helping us to design and roll-out highly needed and valuable leadership and management development programs that fit our unique situation.

I personally have partnered with LSA Global at four of my previous companies. It continues to be a delight.

We look forward to partnering with them for a long time to develop our managers and leaders.

Suzanne Kinner
VP Human Resources

Blackhawk Network

Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable partner. The recent management programs that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management teams was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to fit our unique business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

It was a challenge to find a consultant with an approach to performance improvement that fit our unique performance culture and style. We were pleasantly surprised to discover LSA’s depth of expertise in the fields of motivation, developmental coaching, performance management, and measurement.

LSA seamlessly integrated those components without our folks feeling like the intervention was forced. They understood what we were trying to accomplish, helped us clarify our objectives, and created a solid, refreshing approach that quickly got us moving and engaged at all levels across the organization.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier that we found a true strategy and implementation partner in LSA.

Doug Hansen
President and Director

Redwood Trust

Thank you so much for being the right person with the right experience and expertise to lead our Executive Team in re-examining our approach to change leadership.

I’m grateful for how you engaged and challenged us with so many “holy crap!” insights and realizations that we needed.

Jeff Nally
Chief Coaching Officer & CHRO

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What a refreshing change from the half-baked psycho-babble you normally get from training and consulting organizations. LSA gives you the practical and results-oriented assistance you need to define and reach your goals.

Their leadership, management, and sales expertise has been invaluable.  They think strategically and provide a results driven plan – not just a temporary fix.

They are great to work with, and even more importantly, they “get it!”

David Fiano
Director of Merchandising

LSA exceeded all my expectations.

We interviewed 7 potential training and consulting partners and selected LSA due to their expertise, flexibility, and breadth and depth of leadership solutions.

We were able to design a highly focused and relevant management training course that fit our unique needs.

Our leaders and managers galvanized as a team and are better prepared for the rigors of a leading their teams in a very competitive and fast-changing market.

Mitch Mandich
CEO

Edify

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner helping us to build leadership and management capacity while strategically investing in our people.

LSA’s flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans and talent management strategies.

Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate high impact Management Training Programs has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

LSA’s executive coach based his approach on understanding our business circumstances and strategy, as well as our leadership aspirations. The customized coaching covered all aspects of leadership; it was not simply a touchy-feely endeavor.

In fact, the focus on clear business outcomes and real life circumstances challenged me as a senior leader to develop my thinking and actions related to leading the business.”

Janet Pagano
Managing Director

Ovid

LSA’s action-learning leadership approach has been very beneficial to me, our leadership team, and the entire organization.

The balance of development and results has been excellent.

We have made huge progress, and I was also able to identify 2-3 high potentials while having the extra benefit of people stepping up to carry key strategic projects forward.

The experience was better than anticipated.  I could not be more pleased.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

LSA’s approach has certainly brought value to Knight Ridder Digital. They were laser focused on our goal and determined to meet all of our Leadership development program needs. Their flexibility and commitment were keys in making our program successful.

Dipik Rai
Director of Marketing

LSA has been a tremendous asset at my current company and my past company.

As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide impactful leadership and management development expertise. LSA consistently does that for me.

The tools and practices are crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply on the job.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global leadership team. The session was excellent.

I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR regarding strategy, culture, and people in Mergers and Acquisitions and would recommend LSA to anyone looking to align strategies and cultures.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

LSA’s approach and ability to bring the right leadership and management expertise and approach to eBay has been a great asset.

They really focus on helping us succeed in any way they can and definitely lifted up our leadership and management development capabilities.

Mike Normant
Learning & Development

ebay

Having taken on a new executive leadership role, one of my first calls was to LSA Global to help my leadership team to design, implement, and cascade clear strategic plans.  First, LSA helped our leadership team identify the strategy, culture, and talent areas that mattered most to create organizational alignment.

Then they helped facilitate the design of a strategic growth plan that is clear, compelling, believable, and implementable. We now have 100% commitment from an aligned leadership team and key stakeholders going forward.

I would recommend LSA to anyone who wants to create high levels of strategic alignment, growth, and performance.

Erik Arvesen
Vice President, General Manager

At the onset of our engagement with LSA, I was skeptical that an outside firm would be able to understand and dissect our organization’s highly complex and technical business challenges.

However, through the leadership team interview and strategy retreat processes that LSA utilized, they provided a fresh, innovative, and practical perspective that created tremendous strategic value and focus for our executive leadership team.

As a result, I would highly recommend LSA Global to any leader struggling with building the strategic alignment and high performance teams necessary to generate sales growth, in a way that fits their unique corporate culture.

Robert Laudati
Managing Director

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