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Benchmarks for Managers™ is a comprehensive 360-degree assessment for middle-to upper-level managers that measures 16 competencies critical for success, as well as 5 possible career derailers. This in-depth analysis of observable behaviors provides managers with a solid assessment of their leadership competencies.

And, now it includes CCL Compass™. Thanks to the versatile power of CCL Compass™ — a cutting-edge online tool that brings data to life — managers can identify personal areas that need strengthening and then instantly pursue effective strategies based on work experiences as well as confront possible career-stalling problems.


  • Assesses Lessons of Experience
  • Shows how others perceive strengths and development needs
  • Starts the process of feedback-based individual development
  • Continues the development process with CCL Compass™ by setting goals and creating actionable plans

Special Features

  • Based on research of how successful managers develop, and why they derail
  • Provides normative comparison of results with other successful managers
  • Available in 10 languages
  • Measures 16 competencies and 5 derailment factors
  • Feedback report includes written comments section
  • Option to choose one additional norm comparison — over 70 available, including country, function and organizational sector
  • Includes CCL Compass™, a digital tool that gathers all assessment data, interprets it, and recommends what to do next

Workshops and Services

Assessment Certification

Assessment Certification

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can I customize Benchmarks for Managers?

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 Managers are available in the Benchmarks® by Design™ library.

Can the participant’s feedback results be compared to a normative group for our industry or sector?

Yes, you can select one of 78 additional normative comparisons when you request scoring of the feedback report(s):

  • 31 sectors (e.g., banking, healthcare)
  • 22 functions (e.g., education, sales)
  • 25 countries (e.g., Brazil, China)
Do you have any 360-assessments that do not require certification?

Yes, Skillscope does not require completing CCL’s Assessment Certification Workshop.

Who receives the Benchmarks for Managers feedback reports?

CCL sends the feedback reports to the certified facilitator only.

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

The minimum number is 5.