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Q: Online assessment of managers and leaders ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Online assessment of managers and leaders
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: midlothian-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 23 May 2006 02:29 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2006 02:29 PDT
Question ID: 731592
We are a growing firm of executive search consultants in Australia. 
We are looking for new products/services we might be able to offer our
clients.  We are mainly interested in products that are based on
defensible research.  The sort of thing we are looking for would be a
competitor for an established product like Lominger's suite of online
assessment tools for leadership and management assessment.  We want
something that is online.  We would pay for the rights to use and
market the product in Australia, preferably on an exclusive basis. 
Another way of saying this is that we are looking for emerging "hot"
new products in the management and leadership assessment space.
Subject: Re: Online assessment of managers and leaders
Answered By: czh-ga on 24 May 2006 15:21 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello midlothian-ga,

It?s hard to know what criteria to apply to determine whether an
assessment is ?hot? or not. I?m familiar with Lominger since their
founding in 1991 and have watched them develop and market their
product line through savvy alliances and comprehensive and integrated
talent management initiatives.

Below I?ve included the biggest peers and competitors for Lominger.
Most of them have well established international operations and offer
a variety of partnership, affiliate and licensing programs. Sometimes
it?s difficult to distinguish between the publisher and the official
distributors so I?ve provided as much information as possible so you
can make contact with these companies.

In addition to the major players in the leadership assessment and
development field, I?ve also included some smaller publishers and test
vendors that might interest you. Further, you can continue your
explorations by browsing the Buros catalog of Test Reviews Online.

Please note that there has been tremendous consolidation in the
testing and assessments industry. Some of the familiar vendor and
publisher names have disappeared because they have been bought and
merged into new organizations.

It looks like you have a lot of options. You?ll have to determine
which are ?hot? enough for you.

Best wishes for your project.

~ czh ~

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This site offers dozens of instruments that measure various aspects of
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midlothian-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much, this is very helpful.  Some of these I am
familiar with, but the Buros site will give me more to explore.

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