Executive Assessment

Executive Assessment is at the core of our business.  Our experience with the individual growth needs of the managers and executives we work with has taught us the power of using well designed, state-of-the-art personal assessments.  We have used several over the years, but find one to be simply unmatched in its explanatory power.  The Decision Dynamics organization has developed and continually improves the Decision and Career Style self assessment.  We use this in all of our consulting and educational work.

In addition, we believe strongly that the perceptions that stakeholders have of leaders at any level are crucially important to the career potential of those leaders.  We have a series of proprietary 360 surveys that we use to help people understand what they need to do in order to become the best leaders they can be.

Decision and Career Style AssessmentDeveloped by Ken Brousseau and Mike Driver, Decision Dynamics, LLC’s brilliant toolset shows leaders how to work in teams, sell ideas and products and work more effectively with direct reports, peers and bosses.  This assessment is used in all our consulting, education and group work.
Executive Insight Report

This innovative report derives from the Decision Style and Career Style Assessments, but presents additional measurements on emotional competence, tolerance of ambiguity and the like.  This report compares the individual being assessed with the most successful leaders at that level worldwide. 

Over the years, we’ve used this tool to identify quality candidates for leadership position.  We even have a turnaround leadership profile which is quite predictive of success. Profiles exist to help match the right leadership habits with each role.  And as those roles shift through career movement, the assessment provides a touchstone to point the way toward required behavioral change to ensure success.

Coaching 360 Survey

This proprietary Mahler survey examines the extent to which a leader is perceived to be a traditional, command and control, top down leader or a more modern supporter and coach.  The survey is informed by Miller and Heiman’s Situational Leadership model and helps leaders understand and question the sufficiency of their involvement and coaching of their direct reports. The Coaching 360 measures seven dimensions of interaction with direct reports:

  • Objectives
  • Delegation
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Support
  • Performance Recognition
  • Engagement
  • Development




Team 360 Survey

The Team 360 is a Mahler product that focuses on the leader as one who leads teams of people.  It provides feedback on nine separate dimensions of team leadership:

  • Purpose and Goals Detail
  • Social Awareness
  • Social Accessibility
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Conflict Management
  • Trust Building
  • Earns Loyalty
  • Leadership Presence
  • Leadership Communication



Leadership Acumen Profile 360

The Leadership Acumen 360 measures six dimensions of leadership:

  • Empathy
  • Emotional Availability
  • Self-Centered Leadership
  • Power-Oriented Leadership
  • Transparency
  • Self-Confidence

The concepts are derived from fifty years of Leadership Research.