Assessment Of Leaders

Assess Leaders And Identify Their Strengths And Areas for Improvement

A Comprehensive Assessment Of Leaders

Assessing leaders is crucial because a company's success relies on the quality of its managers. To successfully conduct our LEADERSHIP Insights assessment, we use up to 6 sources of human data to evaluate leaders' profiles and identify their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for development :

Personality Tests

Using HOGAN personality assessment tools, we identify individual strengths and weaknesses, behaviors under pressure, and the deep motivations of leaders.

Individual interviews

Through personalized sessions, we address the past, present and future of leadership. We probe their vision, aspirations and challenges to gain a holistic perspective of their role and impact.

Taking references

We can collect testimonials from 3 references to get their feedback on the leaders, their achievements, their strengths and areas for improvement.

Self-assessment of leadership skills

Using our WISDOM Index online tool, we invite leaders to assess their own skills and present themselves, offering valuable insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

360 Feedback

By integrating feedback from their N+1s, peers and N-1s, we get an overview of leadership in action, identifying areas of excellence and those in need of development.

Career and CV analysis

A leader’s career path is rich in information. By examining their trajectory, we identify key experiences, skills acquired and challenges met.

4 Contexts Of Assessment

We conduct individual assessments of CEOs, directors, and managers in 4 contexts :

HR Due Diligence

Gain a better understanding of the management of a target company, inform investment decision-making and identify post-investment improvement actions or changes(more information about our HR Due Diligence services)

Executive Development

Identify strengths and areas for improvement, and design a management development plan to boost performance, impact and energy.

Executive Recruitment

Select the best internal and external candidates for management positions and facilitate the induction and integration of new recruits.

Supporting managers in difficulty

Understand the reasons for difficulties, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and devise a plan to bounce back or emerge from the crisis.

The Stages of the LEADERSHIP Insights Assessment

Our efficient and rapid evaluation process typically lasts between 10 days and 2 weeks. Following this, we can then coach leaders to enhance their performance and impact.



  • Understanding the context and expectations
  • Identifying the leader’s role and objectives
  • Framing with the sponsor and definition of the evaluation system


  • On-line questionnaires
  • Individual interviews
  • Optional – Taking references


  • Feedback sessions for sponsor and leader, depending on the evaluation context
  • Presentation of strengths, weaknesses and avenues for development
  • Quantitative and qualitative results

Individual Coaching (Optional)

  • Definition of a development plan and coaching objectives
  • Individual coaching sessions focused on achieving objectives

Individual Coaching Of Leaders

Our Coaching is Focused on 3 Types of Goals

Following the evaluation, our individual coaching sessions, led by a certified coach, are focused on achieving 3 categories of objectives :

Performance Optimization

  • Effectively achieve both quantitative and qualitative objectives.
  • Respond optimally to challenges and changes.
  • Take initiatives that generate value for the company.

Improving Relationships and Behavior

  • Mitigate potentially harmful behavior towards others and the company.
  • Cultivate healthy, constructive relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • Reinforce collaboration, collective play and team spirit.

Energy & Well-Being Booster

  • Strengthen and preserve your physical, emotional and mental well-being, while effectively managing stress.
  • Improve resilience and recovery to maintain energy levels.
  • Cultivate alignment between personal values and professional goals.

Our Coaching Is Based on 5 Pillars of Leadership

Once the coaching objectives are set, our coaching involves working on 5 essential pillars based on the leader's needs :

1. EMOTIONS / Cultivating emotional intelligence

  • Become aware of how you operate, your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Manage negative emotions and stress.
  • Identify your saboteurs and weaken them.
  • Develop self-confidence.

2. VISION / Setting goals and making decisions

  • Define clear, inspiring goals.
  • Clarify personal values.
  • Explore and understand situations.
  • Innovate and expand the field of possibilities.
  • Make informed decisions.

3. EXECUTION / Take action, prioritize and organize

  • Taking action.
  • Prioritize tasks.
  • Organizing work.
  • Develop agility and adaptability.

4. RELATIONSHIPS / Cultivating interpersonal skills

  • Cultivate empathy for others.
  • Develop assertiveness and maintain a balanced relationship.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Manage conflict constructively.

5. MANAGEMENT / Managing and leading a team

  • Managing performance.
  • Motivate employees.
  • Leading the collective.
  • Encouraging employee development.
  • Supporting employee well-being.

Contact us

Your contact: David Chouraqui

Areas of expertise:

  • Management and governance
  • Corporate finance, M&A and private equity
  • Emotional and relational intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship and business development
  • Team well-being and performance

A former private equity investor and entrepreneur, David has been working with executives, entrepreneurs and managers for the past 11 years, helping them to manage and drive change, and to develop their businesses and teams. He specializes in coaching executives and management teams.

  • Executive coach & advisor
  • HEC Grande Ecole graduate
  • Trained in systemic coaching (Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching) and HOGAN-certified (Leadership Personality Assessments)
  • Since 2012: Founder of WINGMIND, a human capital consulting firm specializing in HR audits, assessments and executive coaching.
  • 2010-2015: Digital entrepreneur. Founder of Closing Circle, a digital media company dedicated to private equity and mergers & acquisitions, which he sold to the Leaders League media group in July 2015.
  • 2005-2010: Private equity investor. European business development manager for a US private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of technology and telecom companies
  • Since 2013: Professor of management, entrepreneurship and finance in business schools


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