Executive assessment

Evaluation of a leader’s characteristics and skills makes it possible to hone development measures and define important goals for further growth.   

360 leader evaluation is a precise evaluation method in which superiors, peers, staff, and other colleagues provide feedback about perceived leadership behaviour. The leader gains a nuanced understanding of how she/he is perceived by others, and of their strengths and areas of improvement.   
360 leader evaluation is recommended in advance of a leadership-development program. It can also be carried out once a program is complete, to measure effect. Several studies show that the 360 evaluation is a good tool for the development of leadership skills, which in turn contributes to improvements within leadership teams and the overall performance of businesses.  
Bjørnson’s own 360 leader evaluation 
Our tool consists of 12 categories which measure leadership behaviour. It is an excellent starting point from which to design a targeted leadership-development process, or to evaluate the effect of a leadership development program. Bjørnson also offers tailor-made evaluations that include the topics that are most relevant for each the customer's unique needs.
Bjørnson’s 360 provides a straightforward route from findings to implementable measures. After the evaluation, the leadership skills identified as development opportunities can be rehearsed throughout the various modules of our leadership-development programme. 
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Release your potential as a top executive 
ExPI (Executive Presence Index) is a valuable 360 evaluation tool for developing the leadership skills necessary to become a top executive. 
If you are a leader of many and have a strategic responsibility, the way that others perceive your insight, judgement, communication, and decision-making ability, is of significant importance. Using the dimensions "character", "substance", and "style", you will be given an insight into how others perceive that you build trust and drive results. If you are already a top executive, or are have the goal of becoming one, you can discover your potential to engage and inspire through ExPI.
Bjørnson Organisational Psychologists is the first in Norway to make use of ExPI in leadership development. 
The evaluation includes a preparatory interview to identify the starting point in your current situation as a leader, followed by an insights meeting in which you will be given guidance about your results and what you should be focusing on in order to achieve your development goals. This deep-dive evaluation will help you to grasp the skills and characteristics that hide behind “executive presence”.
ExPI was developed by Bates Communications, based on research into the top-executive skills that are essential to secure good implementation of strategies. The tool is also useful for developing leadership groups, leadership talents, and teams. 
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Recruitment support when appointing leaders 
Bjørnson offers recruitment support to help you match the right person to the right job. We can take responsibility for all or part of the process, from job analysis and screening with the aid of tests and/or an assessment centre, to candidate interviews and reference interviews.   
We make use of psychometric tests from Cut–e, Hogrefe, and Human Content, all of which are approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Our consultants are certified in the use of these tools.  
Assessment Centre is a method that uses several evaluation and assessment processes in combination, often including simulation exercises that provide insights into how candidates will perform in the roles for which they are being assessed.  Assessment Centre is a systematic approach shown to provide a solid basis for recruitment decisions.  
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