Developing Top-Level Leaders


The challenges faced by executives at the top levels in an organization can differ a great deal from those at the middle management level. Benchmarks for Executives is a 360-degree assessment designed to address the specific leadership issues of top-level executives. These individuals see their feedback data compared to an exclusive normative base of other top executives. Unlike other assessments that contain normative data encompassing all users, Benchmarks for Executives data are screened to ensure that only the very top-level leaders are included in the normative base.


  • Provides top-level executives with feedback on specific, critical leadership skills
  • Helps individuals compare their results to other senior leaders
  • Starts the process of feedback-based individual development

Special Features

  • Based on research conducted with top-level executives
  • Exclusive normative data ensures that participants are compared only to other top-level executives
  • Feedback report includes written comments section
  • Development Planning Guide includes FYI For Your Improvement™ Translator
  • Group Profiles available
  • Available in multiple languages

Workshops and Services

Assessment Certification Workshop

Assessment Certification Workshop

Developed to certify participants to administer the assessments in CCL's portfolio: Benchmarks® by Design™, Benchmarks® for Managers™, Benchmarks® for Executives™, Benchmarks® for Learning Agility™, and Skillscope®.

Coaching for Greater Effectiveness

Coaching for Greater Effectiveness

Developed to give leaders the skills needed to ask the right questions, encourage exploration, build trust, listen for understanding and offer effective feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do executives need to use Benchmarks for Executives?

The higher a person goes in the organization, the more difficult it becomes for them to get candid opinions about their leadership effectiveness.

Who is in the normative group?

Presidents, CEOs, Managing Directors, CFOs, COOs, or EVPs who work for companies of 1000+ employees in for-profit or government organizations.

Can anyone take Benchmarks for Executives?

Yes. For example, someone who aspires to move into an executive position can use the assessment to learn what skills they need to develop.

Can I customize Benchmarks for Executives?

No, the assessment is standardized. Instead, consider using Benchmarks® by Design™ to choose the CCL competencies you want to assess. All of the competencies in Benchmarks for Executives are available in the Benchmarks by Design library.

Who receives the Benchmarks for Executives feedback reports?

CCL sends the feedback reports to the certified facilitator only.

If I am certified for Benchmarks® for Managers™ only, can I use Benchmarks for Executives?

Yes, since the reports use the same format and scoring rules, anyone previously certified in Benchmarks can buy and use our other assessments without additional certification.

What is the minimum number of required participants to order a Group Profile?

The minimum number is 5.

How do I choose between Benchmarks for Managers and Benchmarks® for Executives™ for my senior leader(s)?

Benchmarks for Managers is designed for middle to upper-level managers. Benchmarks for Executives is designed for top-level executives.