Leadership Team Assessment and Coaching

Great teams are not born. They’re made.

Topgrading professionals do more than assess candidates for senior jobs.  We assess internal managers, to determine who are your A Players and potential A Players.  And we coach managers utilizing our decades of experience to craft development plans shown to maximize strengths and minimize weaker points.

Topgrading is a key strategy in our business plan that has helped generate the majority of our profits. Our growth would not have been possible without Topgrading.

Ken Griffin

CEO, Citadel

Because of Topgrading's coaching and methodology, I have been able to attract, hire, coach and retain exceptionally talented candidates. I strongly encourage you to make Topgrading an indispensable part of your leadership toolbox.

Bruce Smith

Chairman & CEO, Detroit Manufacturing Systems

The most valuable management skill a person can have is the ability to produce high-talent teams.  That’s why Topgrading's approach should be a top priority process in your organization.

Price Pritchett, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO, Pritchett LP

Without Topgrading, E*TRADE would have gone under. Topgrading helped us survive and flourish.

Paul Idzik


We’ve been with Topgrading for 9 months now, and so far retention has been 100%, saving us a lot of money.

Milo Boyce

Manufacturing Manager, Fastco Industries

Topgrading has definitely made two companies I’ve run more profitable.

Scott Clawson

CEO, Culligan

Assessment of the Current Leadership Team

Take stock of your team.

Take stock of your team because great teams are made, not born. In addition to assessing senior-level job candidates (Executive Candidate Assessment), we also assess and coach entire teams.  Our experience is applied to identify your A players and who has A player potential. Following in-depth assessments our experienced professionals coach managers to craft and implement development plans that maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. We all have areas for improvement, including A Players.  Those who commit to improving those areas and embrace hard-hitting developmental plans enjoy much greater career success.


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Succession Planning

Build a strong bench today to ensure continued growth tomorrow.

After learning about your history, culture, competitive landscape, and strategy, we help you determine how many people you will need in management jobs to achieve your goals.  Our leadership assessments provide a clear gauge of your team’s collective strengths, skills that need development, and gaps to be filled.  Individual developmental plans look to the future, to help you gauge which team members will grow and be A Players in 2, 5, or 10 years.


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Customized plans for every team member.

We have analyzed over 100,000 jobs, so we know the competencies needed to succeed in them. We leverage this data in combination with an assessment of each individual’s specific strengths and areas needing improvement to craft tailored development plans. In this way, we ensure each individual has what they need to succeed in their role.


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