Elevating Performance


Elevating leadership performance requires a seamless application of support and development from the moment of selection through ensuring the best succession process for the next person in the job. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC (G/A&A) provide an array of support for every step of this process.

Our work is rooted in research, psychometric tools and best practices of leadership identification, recruitment and development. To this work, we bring a great depth of knowledge about education and nonprofits and the work of leaders from our own service as leaders and from our own scholarship in leaders and their development.

Our Process


Leadership Assessment Supporting Candidate Selection During the Search Process
Identifying the right leader often begins with an accurate and reliable assessment of current leadership competencies. During the selection process, we use a highly effective assessment tool that measures seven, unique, learning agility behaviors and maps them to a relevant competency model. After candidates complete the approximately 30-minute, online assessment, we are able to provide insight into the candidates’ strengths and key areas for development. Considered in combination with other information, valid and reliable assessment data supports a more informed selection process.

Individual Leadership Assessment Supporting Onboarding and/or Development
In some cases, institutions identify an existing leader who could benefit from the personal and/or professional insight gathered from leadership assessment. G/A&A’s assessment specialists are trained to give a variety of leadership assessments designed to help individuals understand their own leadership skills and potential better and/or build the skills necessary to develop and lead a diverse and high performing team successfully. There are three levels of assessment available that provide rich leadership insights. Executive coaching sessions can be added to support leadership success.

Leadership Assessment Supporting Team Development
Leadership teams are more productive and successful when team members respect and learn from the diverse perspectives of the team and understand each other’s styles and approaches. Individual leadership assessments, aggregated into a team assessment, provide insight into team dynamics. Additionally, the team reports can assess the collective competencies of the team, providing invaluable insight regarding how to better support the team’s productivity and success.


In addition to our comprehensive leadership assessment packages, G/A&A has experts who can provide support for every aspect of elevating leadership performance. Our work is custom-designed to meet your unique needs and organizational circumstances while based in research and best practices of leadership development. The list below exemplifies our work, but our work is as broad and creative as your needs. We provide:

  • Assessment for executive evaluation (i.e., presidents, vice presidents, etc.)
  • Executive coaching for senior and emerging leaders to support long term success
  • Onboarding support for executives and other strategic hires
  • Transition services to prepare new hires and their organizations for effective work together
  • Strategic planning facilitation and/or support
  • Results-oriented development for leadership teams
  • Development for boards of all types, including trustees
  • Mediation and support of teams dealing with dysfunction and/or conflict
  • Support for building or identifying leaders for successful succession planning
  • Customized services based on your needs

Let us talk with you about how G/A&A can help your organization or unit reach its peak.

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