Our leadership assessments

Our leadership assessments

Assess your talent and organization now for the talent you will need, and the organization you want to be in the future

Our take

If you are looking to be future ready, you need to start to uncover what talent you have, and their strengths and areas for improvement. You also need to know where your organization is looking to grow and what you will need to take you there.

Drawing on over 30 years of leadership development experience and access to industry experts we can help you to build a picture of the talent you need within your organization. We use our proven assessment techniques to get closer to your people to work on not only closing the gaps you need them to close, but to also give them the confidence to use their strengths in new and more impactful ways.

Who we work with

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Amanda Decker
Senior Programme Manager, Creative Enterprise Zones, Greater London Authority
"We are having more open and honest conversations about the issues that challenge us as individuals and a team. I am more aware of the impact of my actions and finding more opportunities for flexibility while not losing my core values in the process. The feedback process, including the 360 assessment is hugely helpful and a unique opportunity to get under the skin of my work practices."
Tracey Carney
Managing Director, Business & Finance Media Group
"I found the Common Purpose program a fantastic experience on both a personal and professional level. There are very few courses you can do where you get to look inward and reassess the type of leader you are so that you can evolve into the leader you would like to be."
Amanda Lee-Ajala
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
"I am now in a place where I understand my strengths and am using them to navigate complex issues, whilst helping some amazing people in the process. This is definitely a career changing experience that I will never forget!"

Defining the challenge

Your organization is full of talent with huge potential, if ignited in the right ways. We help you find it with our leadership assessments, and we help you give it oxygen with our leadership experience solutions. These focus on:

Leading Beyond Authority

Supporting your people to produce change and influence outside of their direct circle of control.

Cultural Intelligence

Supporting your people to develop personal self-awareness and their ability to work with people different to them.

Cross-Boundary Leadership

Supporting your people to cross cultural, institutional and social boundaries.

Team and Organizational Inclusion

Supporting your teams and wider organizational to develop inclusive practices.

Our solutions

Let's work together to transform your organization

Our assessments will give you a clearer picture of your talent and potential in your organization right now. Here’s how we uncover what will lift your talent and your organization.

Inclusive Culture Diagnostic

Our Inclusive Culture Diagnostic (ICD) helps you to consider organizational culture and inclusive behaviours in a fresh light. It can provide an insight into an organization’s culture, both in terms of the perceptions people hold of the how inclusive it is, and an analysis of the presence of the behaviours that have been proven to enhance a culture of inclusion.

Cross-Boundary Leadership Index

A measurement self-assessment survey tool designed to help participants gain a better understanding of their strengths and areas for development against a learning competency matrix that focuses on Personal Agility, Leading People and Transforming Systems.

Team Inclusivity Index

A measurement tool to assess how inclusive a team is and provides a baseline against which to measure progress. This looks at how the team works and doesn't work, how members interact and don't interact, and, what they think and what they avoid thinking.

Leading Beyond Authority (LBA) or Cultural Intelligence (CQ) 360 Feedback Tool

A measurement tool that provides leaders with valuable insight drawn from colleagues and peers. Unlike many 360 assessments, our LBA and CQ versions explore leadership through the lens of transformation, purpose, self-awareness, action-orientation, resilience and a multitude of boundaries which leaders need to cross to be better able to work with difference, some of which they may not have previously considered.

Next steps

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Organizations with inclusive cultures are 8x more likely to achieve better business outcomes

Source: Deloitte Insights (2018)


Companies that invest in regular employee feedback have 14.9% lower turnover rates than organizations where employees do not receive feedback

Source: Zippia (2023)


of Fortune 500 companies use 360 degree feedback as a cornerstone for their leadership development process

Source: Forbes (2016)

Why Common Purpose?

Our pedigree


For over 30 years we have been on a mission to develop people who can cross these cultural, institutional, and social boundaries. Working passionately with people to help push the boundaries of what is possible. All so that they can become those who can help us to work better together, be the connectors of our unique lived experiences and lead, with a difference.  

When it comes to learning, there is no substitute for the power of real experience and fresh perspective.   

We deliver compelling, surprising, and powerful leadership programmes and workshops.   

Rooted in the real-world. Both in-person and online.   

For people of all generations: from students and young people thinking about their futures, to high-potential and senior leaders looking to make a wider impact in their organizations and society.