Matching Leaders to Challenges
Our innovative product, Leader Edge, objectively measures a leader’s attributes and experiences alongside the challenges they will need to overcome. Although these challenges are inherently demanding, leaders with certain traits and experiences can still succeed and thrive. The key is matching leaders to the challenges which they are best suited for and aligning development activities to the future challenges leaders may face.
Factoring in work context improves predictions about leader performance with up to 3X more accuracy.
Groundbreaking Leadership Study
SHL conducted one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of what predicts leader success in today’s work environment. We’ve learned that there are 27 contextual leadership challenges that matter most to making or breaking leaders’ performance—and that leaders with certain attributes are likely to be more successful with some challenges and less with others.
- Lead geographically dispersed teams
- Transform a high conflict culture
- Deliver under high uncertainty and ambiguity
- Design and drive new strategies
- Deliver exceptional customer service
- Deliver high margins
- Deliver in high risk-taking contexts
- Represent the organizational externally
Identify the potential of current and future leaders against key contextual challenges.
Highlight leader development focus and conduct relevant career discussions.
Match best-fit leaders into roles with increased precision and confidence.
Source: SHL and Gartner research.