Assessing Present Capabilities


Capability review for a maritime services company

How we assessed whether the company was promoting the right candidate as the managing director

Our client is one of the major maritime services companies. They identified one of their loyal employees as potential managing director, though a section of the management found gaps in his leadership capabilities. The observations however, rested as individual opinions and failed to indicate as such, what could be done to bridge the gaps.

One choice was to send the future managing director for an executive coaching programme, but it was voted out as its objectives were found to be unfocused and untargeted. Finally, the management decided to get an individual assessment of the candidate done to have a more robust understanding of his key strengths and development areas. They invited Comaea Consulting to conduct the individual capability review and gap analysis.

We, from Comaea Consulting stepped in and defined the capabilities of the identified candidate, translated it in a capability matrix, assessed him against the said matrix and found out the key areas of development. Subsequently, the assessment outcomes were shared with him as well as the retained executive coach of the company. The latter was further briefed on the possible development axis that could be considered during the coaching of the prospective managing director. After a given period of time, he took on the role of the new managing director and began to perform successfully to meet the objectives of the company.


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