Leadership Assessment

A knowledgeable and independent assessment of key leaders adds unique value to hiring, promotion, succession and development decisions. Engaging an expert in workplace behavior and capability provides data that are not always visible or obvious.

Rogala & Orr’s Leadership Assessment process focuses on competencies critical to personal and professional effectiveness. Prior to any assessment, we identify those competencies specific to the role, culture and position in question. We meld these with the latest thinking in executive success. We seek to balance a broad inclusive view with the specific requirements of each assessment.

We like focus. We encourage our clients to have a well-developed focus on what leadership competencies are most critical for success in their environment. For companies with clear Leadership Competencies wired into their selection, career planning and leadership development processes, we organize our assessment output to fit seamlessly. We work with those that don't to create a clear, agreed-upon and effective profile of leadership success. Whatever the situation, an accurate understanding of an individual sets the stage for appropriate placement and development.

Rogala & Orr’s Leadership Assessment balances the use of objective, best-in-class assessment instruments with a lengthy interview. Our access to 200+ online assessment tools lets us match our assessment tools to your specific competency assessment needs.

Leadership Competencies

Face it. There are tons of leadership models out there. Many of them well developed and useful. There are also lots of lists of leadership competencies. While we certainly think that there are certain core competencies relevant to anyone in a leadership postion, we also believe that what makes a leader successful in one setting may not in another. There are certainly differences between different levels of leaders. We believe that competencies for success vary with the culture of the company. Our goal is to match our work to the competencies most important for you. To that end we will develop a competency model designed to identify leaders in your organization by combining the latest in research on leadership success with an indepth look at who succeeds in your business. We will work with you to find the right compencies and the right framework for you. Most competencies will fall under one of the following categories:

  • Intellectual Capability & Thinking Style

  • Motivation, Values & Personal Style

  • Interpersonal Skills & Capabilities

  • Management & Leadership Capabilities

  • Analtyic ability, conceptual ability, continual learner, strategic perspective, tactical organization, data-orientation, logic, intuition, judgment
  • Drive, ambition, sense of urgency, ambition, stress tolerance, optimism/pessimism, competitiveness, decisiveness, empathy, adaptability
  • Outgoingness, social confidence, emotional intelligence, self-presentation, communication skills, persuasiveness, independence
  • Strategic perspective, planning, coaching for performance, delegation, personal impact, talent identification, vision, ability to engage and motivate


"A good leader takes a little more than his share of blame, a little less than his share of the credit." - Arnold H. Glasow


“My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”- Elon Musk

A successful leader gathers as much information as possible when filling key roles. Let us be an additional, unique source of that information.