Leaders' reactions

Reactions to the Bates ExPI™ LEADERSHIP Assessment

VP of HR, Aerospace Industry

“I appreciated the candor and helpful course corrections you gave me through the ExPI process. I believe it will be a turning point in my journey and one I wish had come several years ago!”

VP of Leadership Development for a Major Financial Services Company

“I’m responsible for helping senior leaders who are integrating into the firm, being redeployed, trying to accomplish strategically important initiatives. My job is to make sure they get support for those uniquely challenging roles, and the CEO has explicitly acknowledged presence and influence is seen as a critical variable in achieving executional excellence.

“I took the assessment to test-drive it, and there is so much there; it’s rich and complex. And in the feedback process, you helped me to tease out themes and frame them. My year-end goals will be based on what I’ve learned: to improve the alignment, engagement, and productivity of my direct report organization and my collaborations with my peer group. I see now how to develop a brand of competence, capability, and confidence.”

Account Management Director, Primacy

“As a young leader in my organization, it was critical that I understood how my behaviors were being perceived by all levels. Throughout the Bates ExPI program, I had 3 genuine ‘ah-ha!’ moments — both personally and professionally — that I have brought back to the workplace already. The entire experience was custom tailored to your strengths and improvement areas, which didn’t make me feel like my strengths were ‘good’ or ‘bad’ — they just ‘are.’ Bates allowed me to see that these strengths are how I got to where I am today, and are how I can improve behaviors throughout my leadership presence in the future. The ExPI program was incredibly valuable, and I’d recommend it to any leader in the corporate world today.”

President of a Mid-Sized Company

“The ExPI process allowed me to look at executive presence in a more scientific and objective way. It helped to clarify that EP isn’t just about your image and your brand. It’s about how you become more authentic, and how you interact with people in a more genuine kind of way.The ExPI provides leaders the chance to look at themselves through a different lens. I think it is a great learning opportunity, and more importantly if you are open to it and you’re accepting the feedback and the guidance and the insight, it helps you chart different paths to where you want to go.”

SVP of Executive Development for Top 350 in a Global Technology Company

“I’ve never seen an assessment that defines executive presence with such depth and precision. It’s opened my eyes to how a high potential can be developed into an influential leader. I can also see how it actually complements other leadership assessments.”

President of a Mid-Sized Company

“As the president of a company, I’ve been through a number of leadership assessments over the course of my career, from the Myers-Briggs to DISC and FIRO-B. As I reviewed the Bates ExPI results, the difference was striking. In the past, what I had was a static picture of who I am, but the Bates ExPI results were all actionable. It was very specific. I felt energized. It made me want to commit because I could use my strengths to develop where I was weak.”

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