Diagnostic Tools

General M&L Diagnostics

A selection of general M&L diagnostic tools used by staff on the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Management and Leadership Programme is presented in the table below. These tools are specifically suited to be undertaken with managers. The list is not exhaustive, nor does it imply that the tools listed here are better than any others that are available on the market.

Diagnostic tool Comments
  • Offers a complete suite of tools that can be used to support each part of the leadership development cycle.
  • Organisations, and managers, can choose to use one or more of the ASSESS tools, depending on their specific needs.
  • Development & 360 reports identify strengths and weaknesses in different competencies.
  • Selection reports to identify candidates with the highest potential.

Contact Details:
Liz McCormac
E: [email protected]
T: 0771 027 8927
W: www.bigby.com/assess/mdt  

2. BITE (Business Improvement Tool for Entrepreneurs)
  • Informal and light touch diagnostic, developed by Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership (CEML).
  • Works well in group or peer setting.
  • Positive feedback from areas delivering Management and Leadership Programme.
  • Useful ‘first time' tool, often used as a pre-diagnostic.

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3. CMI SMART Management Assessment
  • Takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete, does not result in Personal Development Plan (PDP).
  • Identifies issues but not solutions.

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4. CREATE (Business Link - Practical Advice for Business)
  • A web-based diagnostic designed for company owners and managers, this interactive tool will assess your management and leadership skills.
  • At the end, you will be able to download an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and your tailored personal development plan.
  • View sample plan
  • If you save your final plan, you will be able to come back to the site, answer a few more questions and see how much your skills have improved.

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5. Exponential Management Perspectives 360 degree appraisal tool

Management Perspectives is a 360 degree assessment tool that incorporates individualised feedback and development suggestions appropriate to the outcome of the assessment. The tool is fully web-based and automated making it straightforward and time efficient to use. The whole assessment can be set up and managed online (e.g. invitations to respondents, questionnaire completion and the production of the feedback report).

Each model comprises a set of Core Skills which are further divided into Specific Skills. The body of knowledge that underpins the assessment models is appropriate National Occupational Standards for each assessment group.

The assessment questionnaire requires each respondent to commit 10 -15 minutes per team leader/manager/advisor/assessor. The questionnaire comprises a set of behaviours which respondents are asked to indicate the frequency with which they observe the person being assessed demonstrates those behaviours. Companies can choose to have 180 - 360 feedback depending on who they invite as respondents - most choose to invite 4 - 8 people (in theory there is no limit).

 Contact via:
 Michelle Moore 
 T: 01455 271123
 W: www.managementperspectives.co.uk  

Tel : 020 7367 9542

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