Leadership Assessment
Leading the way in leadership assessment

Heidrick & Struggles delivers scalable leadership assessment solutions that address the full range of an organization’s needs, including an individualized, high-touch, interview-based assessment of senior executives as well as Heidrick Navigator Digital Assessment which provides full digital reporting and the ability to evaluate a large cohort of leaders.

No matter the assessment need, we will meet you where you are with customizable assessment solutions based on your priorities for consistent, comprehensive reporting that will inform your leadership strategy.

Why Choose Us
Over the last seventy years, Heidrick & Struggles has dedicated itself to assessing, selecting, and cultivating highly capable leaders globally for the most prominent and influential organizations. We have successfully evaluated leaders in 90% of the Fortune 100 companies, spanning over 150 countries. Out of that experience and analysis, our team of psychologists and data scientists have played a pivotal role in developing the Heidrick Leadership FrameworkTM. Serving as the bedrock of our assessment process, this framework highlights the essential attributes defining effective leaders and guides those seeking to hire and develop them.

Our assessments are rooted in decades of research and data on what drives business impact, calibrated carefully to remove bias, and normed across different roles to deliver proven solutions.


Our solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with your organization's unique approach to defining exceptional leadership. We recognize the importance of marrying your organization’s leadership qualities and the language you use when communicating those values.


We provide specialized assessments focused on essential leadership aspects such as business impact, culture, inclusion, and agility. These assessments can also be seamlessly delivered and reported on alongside any third-party instruments or internal assessments you may have already developed.


Our state-of-the-art digital platform has been designed to handle end-to-end logistics for our clients, ensuring a seamless and intuitive user experience. Heidrick Navigator integrates with many solutions you are already using to provide a complete picture of your leaders.


We have digital and human-delivered reporting capabilities, including assessments of individual capability and performance, with aggregated reporting to identify strengths and gaps.


Following the assessment, we collaborate with you to develop a customized plan for nurturing high-potential leaders. We can also align the assessment results with succession planning, learning and development initiatives, and executive coaching, effectively translating the assessment into tangible actions and measurable outcomes.

Leadership Assessment Brochure

Expectations of leaders are broader and must be reflected in what we measure and how we discuss leadership. Our clients want to know what they should look for in their current and future leaders. In our brochure, learn about our practice’s leadership assessment perspective, methodology, and approach.

Client Success Story

Leadership Assessment in action

A global technology-products business reached out to Heidrick & Struggles to assess a handful of top leaders as the firm went through a major strategy shift. As requested, we created an assessment solution rooted in the deep data of the Heidrick Leadership Framework but built around their business imperatives and unique leadership language in a way that helped them understand the target leaders’ capabilities and development areas as they were transitioning to the new strategy.

Seeing the value and power of our assessment frameworks and reports, the client engaged us for a digital assessment of nearly 500 rising in-house leaders, using the same frameworks but normed to a younger cohort. The results spoke for themselves: the client used the assessment findings to retain and develop a significantly greater proportion of high-performers than in the past, establish clear succession plans, and fully understand the talent they had in-house and any leadership gaps to fill for the future.

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