Norms provide an objective way to benchmark performance against a relevant comparison group. By calculating norms in percentile ranks, individual’s performance is benchmarked against a sample of their peers, which are leaders from a diverse range of NZ organisations. Currently, our normative sample for the public sector consists of over 1,117 surveys of NZ managers, executives, and professionals in the public sector (13,593 individual evaluations, excluding self-ratings). Individuals in the sample came from organisations across a wide range of industries, including government, education, construction, finance, arts and recreation, and professional services.
Our feedback philosophy
We see leadership development as a journey. We borrowed the concept of “levelling up” from the gaming world and used this to craft a development-focused report and approach to participant feedback. In gaming parlance, leaders begin as undeveloped rather than lacking. Various activities gain “experience points” which contribute to improved ability and therefore capacity to perform. Our report provides targeted development tips to help leaders gain the experience points necessary to level up their leadership. The focus is on helping leaders along that journey rather than making a categorical and seemingly unchangeable assessment of their leadership ability.