Aspire!’s Leadership Assessment process provides insights into individual leaders’ strengths and weaknesses, by using our own assessment tools and mechanisms or working within clients’ pre-existing models.
We provide comprehensive reviews of feedback reports and action plans. We develop content for assessment interviews that incorporate leadership competencies. Working with each client, we develop communication and change-management strategies.
Aspire!’s Talent Review process helps create a picture of the talent that lies within a clients’ organization to enable senior management to make the best informed decisions on using, developing, and leveraging talent to support current and projected business strategies.
We create processes that identify high potential for key opportunities (roles, development, coaching, etc.). We review organizational bench strengths and determine talent gaps. We identify and prioritize development planning options.
Aspire! can create talent review processes that are designed as standalone mechanisms, or can feed directly into pre-existing talent management processes.
Succession Planning and Change Management
Succession Planning is designed to help an organization create a cyclical succession management process, including:
- Reviews of high potentials and key positions to assess fit.
- A process to ensure development opportunities and placement of “ready now” candidates into key roles.
- Linkage of development and placement processes to talent management processes already in place within the organization.
- Creation of a succession list of critical roles that allows for regular review and updating.
Skill Gap Identification
Aspire!’s Skill Gap Identification process creates feedback-sharing systems for individuals and groups, and develops a corresponding action plan that gives individual leaders and groups a full awareness of organizational direction, leadership expectations, competencies and key roles.
The feedback system enlightens individuals and management to particular strengths that can help, and potential behavioral derailers that can hinder, development, and we then develop plans to close skill gaps and capitalize on strengths.
Aspire!’s Action Plans for leader development provide input for closing organizational skill gaps and developing programs for managing transition and change.
We create frameworks for instituting whatever particular strategies are needed to reach the objectives, such as leadership sourcing, training and development programs, transition and change programs, and individual executive coaching.
Aspire! helps clients evaluate, design, implement, and communicate executive compensation programs, including short- and long-term incentive compensation.
We advise Compensation Committees and Boards of Directors on matters related to corporate governance, succession planning, and performance management.