Testing to Help Develop Current and Future Leaders

Executive development is a big commitment, with the potential for big payoffs. GuruMaker offers a range of robust psychological and professional assessments which provide a solid foundation to the learning process.

They identify your leader’s existing strengths and accurately pinpoint the potential for growth. Both stakeholders and leaders will have a clear picture of what’s already there, and what needs to done to improve personal and organizational performance.

Here are some of the ways we help you assess, benchmark and track your leadership development needs:

360◦ multi-rater feedback

Pre-program and post-program assessments that provide a well-rounded, holistic view of a leader’s competencies and attributes. This forward-looking peer review highlights your leader’s strengths and areas for development. It helps us create customized developmental steps, concrete goals and action plans to elevate individual performance and organizational effectiveness.

Hogan Assessment Systems

A comprehensive and rigorous suite of assessments that reveal a person’s reasoning skills, leadership and management competencies and characteristics, as well as personal and work values.

Team Diagnostic Assessment

offers a comprehensive model that defines strengths teams need in order to succeed, and a new mindset that takes the focus off of individual team members’ one-to-one relationships, and focuses instead on the entity that is the team.

20/20 Insight Gold

A customized 360 feedback report which measures executive and personal leadership competencies in such areas as: decision-making, communication, customer and service orientation, innovation, strategic planning, industry knowledge, change leadership, teamwork and collaboration, directing and inspiring action, listening, conflict resolution and more.

Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Helps individuals assess their Emotional Intelligence, or their ability to sense their own emotions and those of others and use that information to manage themselves and their interactions with others more productively.

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Styles Inventory and The Conflict Lens®

Designed to help individuals and teams understand the various approaches and behaviors associated with conflict so they may choose more productive means of managing it.

Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Profile

A tool for executives who want to understand their strengths and vulnerabilities in the area of critical thinking, a crucial skill for career progression.

Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential

Your MAPP assessment reveals your natural motivations and talent for work. When your job matches your true motivations, work seems easier and is more fulfilling.


NEO-PI Professional Development Reports provide practical advice to individual executives in four major areas: problem solving; planning, organizing and implementation skills; style of relating to others; and personal style (including values and approach to life, temperament, and degree of emotional self-control).

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®

The MBTI looks at eight personality preferences that everyone uses at different times.

Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation: Behavior

A personality instrument that measures how individuals typically behave with other people and how they expect others to behave with them. Its interpretation can dramatically increase an executive’s understanding of behavior in areas such as how they come across to others, how and why conflict develops, and how to understand one’s own needs and how to manage the needs of others.

Leadership Practices Inventory

This 360-degree inventory enables individuals to learn about and evaluate themselves on their ability to take risks and learn from them, inspire others, enable others, model behavior, and encourage others.

The Comprehensive Leader

Assesses specific behaviors that demonstrate an in-depth understanding of strategic and visionary thinking so participants can learn how to practice visionary leadership.

Team Leader Survey

This assessment provides leaders or potential leaders of self-managing teams with the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of their skill level in interacting with their teams. The Survey is a 360° feedback tool. Leaders will learn useful information about themselves, recognize some of their strengths, identify some areas they want to change, and commit to specific action plans to aid in their development. In addition, the entire survey process can open the lines of communication between the leader and others in the organization.

Team Effectiveness Profile

Designed to assist team leaders in improving the performance of their teams and work satisfaction among team members, the TEP helps teams systematically identify issues hindering team effectiveness, and begin to reduce or eliminate them.

Profile of Negotiation Styles

Helps individuals learn their preferred negotiation style(s) and those of others, when to use the various styles, and how to negotiate with others using different styles.

Work Satisfaction and Renewal

An individual’s satisfaction with work is a product of both an ability to perform the work and an inherent motivation to do it. This assessment helps employees to create a customized development plan that will set the direction for their professional growth.

The Problem Solving Style Inventory

It enables them to understand what styles of problem solving and decision making they are predisposed to use or not use, and whether their problem-solving and decision-making styles is appropriate for their work units or teams. It acquaints them with the important factors to be considered when choosing one of the styles to solve a work unit problem or make a work unit decision.

Interpersonal Influence Inventory

Because focus has shifted from competition to collaboration, the skills needed to function effectively have shifted from skills of control to skills of influence. Help them to become more effective communicators, and show them how to use their influence wisely with the Interpersonal Influence Inventory.

Communication Styles Inventory

This learning instrument helps professionals understand their preferred communication style and the styles preferred by others. It helps individuals learn how best to work with, motivate, and understand others, and how to adjust their communication style to ideally connect with others.

The Organizational Culture Inventory / Organizational Effectiveness Inventory

The OCI and OEI can be used to identify and transfer the cultures of high-performance units to the rest of the organization, and it can help an executive align differentiated organizational subunits.


A behavioral profile which provides a wide range of practical interpretive reports that help people improve their effectiveness in sales, management, customer service, conflict resolution, and organizational and interpersonal communication.

Team Dimensions Profile

A unique learning instrument that helps individuals work from their strengths by identifying their approach to innovation and their most natural team role.

Work Expectations Profile

Designed to reduce turnover and increase productivity, this profile enables individuals to explore, understand and manage their work expectations.

Time Mastery Profile

A unique assessment that helps people maximize their time, find innovative ways to set priorities, achieve goals, stay ahead of the competition, respond quickly to customer needs and enjoy life outside of work.

Personal Listening Profile

Designed to help individuals overcome communication barriers, strengthen working relationships, reduce conflict and improve management effectiveness.

Discovering Diversity Profile

An assessment designed to help people appreciate and capitalize on differences, respond to increasing workplace diversity, limit the influence of stereotypes, reduce conflict and embrace diversity as a source of organizational strength.

The Personal Path Through Change

This profile actively engages people in responding positively to change, introduces a practical, guided process for moving through the three phases of transition, and fosters greater adaptability, innovation and productivity during periods of organizational and personal change.

Coping & Stress Profile

Helps people manage personal and work stress.