Benchmarks® 360 Degree Assessments

Our research-based, pioneering suite of 360 leadership assessments help you measure critical competencies for success at your organization.

Give your team a more complete picture of themselves — the foundation for any development effort. Our industry-leading Benchmarks® leadership assessments pioneered the use of 360-degree assessment for development through systematically collecting perspectives about an individual’s performance from peers, direct reports, colleagues, and superiors — and providing a complete view of a leader’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

“I credit a 360 assessment that I did through CCL with giving me the insights and tools to develop some of my soft skills. And, importantly, it gave me a platform to truly understand my strengths so that I can continue to build on them.”

Chad Orth

Chad Orth

Director of Sales

Benchmarks® 360 Leadership Assessments Suite

Our industry-leading Benchmarks® assessment suite includes 4 research-based 360° assessment tools with a consistent reporting format to help organizations create a common leadership language and consistent feedback process across multiple leader levels.

  • Provides leaders with feedback on specific or critical leadership skills imperative to the function of their role in the organization
  • Helps individuals contextualize and compare their results to other leaders in similar roles
  • Starts the process of feedback-based individual development

This isn’t your typical employee performance and 360 assessment for leadership; it’s a thorough evaluation that provides the whole picture around the critical skills needed for success.

Benefits of Our Industry-Leading Benchmarks® 360 Assessments

Since pioneering the use of assessments and feedback in leadership development, we’ve become a top-ranked world leader in assessments that produce valid, reliable, and actionable results. Supported by more than 50 years of research, our Benchmarks® 360 assessments are the choice of industry-leading organizations because they provide:

  • Superior-quality normative data from one of the world’s largest leadership assessment databases
  • Numerous customization options for maximum flexibility and ease of use
  • Strict confidentiality for more accurate feedback
  • Global relevance and multiple languages available

CCL Compass™ Takes Your 360 Degree Leadership Assessment Insights Further

Our Benchmarks® 360 assessments also include access to CCL Compass™ to turn personal data into actionable insights and immediate next steps. This online tool analyzes, interprets, and presents Benchmarks® 360-degree assessment results in a concise and understandable way — so individuals can transition immediately from reviewing data to setting goals, creating action plans, and making positive changes. With CCL Compass™, the impact of your 360-degree assessment feedback goes even further, offering:

  • Convenience: On-demand answers to your leadership development questions
  • Clarity: Streamlined development goal-planning with precision and simplicity
  • Effectiveness: Improved motivation and better outcomes for both leaders and executive coaches
  • Accountability: Plan visibility and progress-tracking to share progress with coaches and others

Benchmarks® 360-Degree Assessment Tools & Solutions for Every Leader Level​

Benchmarks® for Executives™

The challenges faced by executives at the top levels in an organization can differ greatly from those in the middle.

Benchmarks© for Executives™ is a 360-degree assessment designed to address the specific leadership issues of executives. Unlike other assessments with normative data encompassing all users, Benchmarks© for Executives™ includes only the very top-level leaders in the normative base and measures leadership behaviors needed at the top.

  • For C-suite leaders

Benchmarks® for Managers™

Benchmarks for Managers™ is our flagship, comprehensive 360 assessment for mid-to upper-level managers that measures 16 critical leadership competencies, as well as 5 possible career derailers. This in-depth analysis of observable behaviors provides managers with 360 feedback on strengths and weaknesses in the areas most needed for success.

  • For mid- to senior-level leaders with 3+ years of managerial experience

Benchmarks® by Design™

Measure what matters most at your organization and build your development initiatives with Benchmarks® by Design™, our 360 assessment that can be tailored to reflect the competencies most important to your organization.

Choose from our extensive, research-based library of over 90 competencies and derailment factors to design a targeted 360 feedback experience for any leader level at your organization.

  • Any level of leader

What Our Clients Are Saying

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we transform consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us is a game-changer. Our pioneering 360 Benchmarks® assessments have helped to transform leaders and teams at many organizations.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

As part of a customized leadership development solution, Barclaycard included our 360 assessments and other personality measurement tools to help participants gain insights into their individual strengths, challenges, and behavior patterns. Participants learned strategies for giving and receiving feedback, influencing, communicating, and leveraging social capital as a leadership asset.


Working with Boehringer Ingelheim, we developed a multi-phase leadership development initiative focused on key competencies critical to the company’s future growth. Part of the initiative included having participants complete a number of 360-degree assessments to identify strengths they could leverage and competency gaps they needed to close.

Developing Leaders Poised to Succeed in the Face of Change and Complexity

“Self-assessments and 360-degree feedback were used in conjunction to give me insights into how my personality traits drove my behaviors and the impact those had on other people. This powerful self-knowledge combined with best-practice theories, concepts and peer sharing enable me to deeply reflect and find my own answers to the ever-elusive question of what leadership is all about.”

Alexis Pham

Regional Learning and Development Manager
British American Tobacco

“The 360 feedback has given me insight to my relationship with others. What I’ve learned has prepared me for better working relationships with others and for achieving goals and success by leveraging my strengths.”

Samuel Poon

Head of Store Systems (Asia), Group I.T.
A.S. Watson & Co

“The 360 degree feedback from your immediate reporting manager, superiors, peers, and subordinates, and the personalized coaching is beyond any comparison — makes the experience simply incredible and inimitable.”

Abhilasha Hans

Vice President
Bharti AirTel Ltd

“The 360 assessment and feedback coaching sessions helped me formulate effective action plan to “fine-tune” my leadership style and behavior — from recent deep talks with my direct reports, it has proven effective!”

Thomas Lam

Assistant Finance Director
A.S. Watson & Co

Need More Information?

Download a Brochure

Explore our 360 leadership assessment selection guide.

Download a Sample Report

Preview samples of our 360° assessment feedback reports.

Find the Right 360 Degree Assessment Tool for Your Leaders

Our experts are here to help. Let’s discuss how our pioneering, industry-leading suite of Benchmarks® 360 leadership assessments can support and extend your organization’s development initiatives.

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360 Leadership Assessments: Research & Resources

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What skills are most needed to be an effective manager? Our researchers have identified the most critical leadership competencies, using our extensive database of 360 feedback on mid-level managers around the world.

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You know a 360-degree assessment provides valuable feedback on your job performance from multiple perspectives. But do you know how to interpret it so you get the most out of your 360 results?

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High-quality 360 feedback is a powerful tool, and those who want tangible growth know that you have to know how to use it. Watch this webinar to discover how to maximize the impact of 360 assessments.

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What’s the best way to approach the feedback you get from your 360 assessments? Make sure you ask for the right feedback from the right people, and then use it in the right way.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our 360 Degree Leadership Assessment Tools

CCL’s Benchmarks® 360 assessments are invaluable because they help leaders become more aware of their own strengths and opportunities for development and measure critical leadership competencies for success, via comprehensive feedback from others. Additionally, they enhance individual development by allowing leaders to compare their results with leaders in similar roles, drawing insights from one of the world’s largest leadership assessment databases.

A 360-degree assessment is a method that systematically collects feedback about an individual’s performance from peers, direct reports, colleagues, and superiors within the organization. Overall, it provides a comprehensive, 360-degree view of a leader’s strengths and opportunities for growth. Learn more about how to implement an organizational 360 feedback initiative.

A Benchmarks® assessment is a leadership assessment tool pioneered by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® that helps leaders start the process of feedback-based individual development. Our suite of research-backed Benchmarks® 360 assessments provide leaders with personalized feedback on specific critical competencies that are vital to their success. In addition, our assessments do what their name suggests by providing a benchmark of how a leader is doing, as compared to a meaningful norm group. Our Benchmarks® 360 assessments include access to CCL Compass™ as well, which helps leaders turn personal data into actionable insights and immediate next steps. 

More questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation!

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