Assessment for CEO / Group CEO Leadership
The assessment of person’s compatibility for these positions of CEO or Chief of Group Companies, whether of a candidate from within or outside, is made through a ‘Clinical Interview’, which is non-directive, non-judgmental, client-oriented. It is long drawn interview usually lasting two half-days (of say 4/5 hours each day), but at times three or one day, depending on the nature of respondent. The interviewing sessions are organised in a club, or in a quiet secluded corner of a restaurant, or at any quiet place, but never in office. Clinical interviews, deploying the principles of psycho-analysis / psychotherapy (author being trained psycho-analyst) to real-life business or corporate situations, trace the development history of the client’s both personal and professional life from earliest days till the day to unearth the following:
Recurring themes, i.e., going thru same experiences with same outcome, to understand enduring driving forces which will keep surfacing
Other deeper drives that propel him/her; his unfulfilled aspiration s
Life goals and their relationship or compatibility with roles sought in the organisation
Other facets of personal and family life and their interface with organisational goals
His self-images: their manifestations or the way they are acted out in personal and work environment.
Underlying causes of earlier successes and failures: relating them with his drives / capabilities, circumstances that prevailed and his reactions to them.
His ego functioning and resilience His current style of leadership / people relationships; comparing with organisational culture
The assessment of CEO/ Group CEO aims at:
Assessment for CEO/CEO Leadership | Assessing Managerial Potential | Corporate strategy | Building brand leaders | Life strategies