Case study

Determining succession strength through leadership assessment

Kiddy & Partners

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Their challenge:

DCC Group has acquisition at the heart of its growth strategy and operates a very federalised business model. How could the business get a more rounded view of the leadership group (below the MD levels), to enable succession planning and leadership development in a focused, cost effective manner?

Our solution:

We conducted detailed briefing sessions for the leaders and the MDs (their line managers) so that all aspects of the process were explained and explored – including concerns around possible negative outcomes. We have taken almost 100 leaders through an in-depth assessment comprising 360, psychometrics, a three hour interview with two consultants, 1:1 feedback and a three way discussion with their MD to embed the feedback into the workplace.

The impact:

The business has a detailed understanding of the succession strength and is focusing on development programmes for the whole group, as well as working with individuals to help them realise their potential and be move ready successors. 

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