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The Crucible is custom-engineered to assist leaders drive value creation amid the unique pressure of a private equity-backed, middle- market setting.

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The Five Catalysts - A Proprietary Behavioral Map

The Crucible was built upon the insights of thousands of private equity sample cases. Through validated research, reams of performance data, and decades of anecdotal evidence, we have identified the five behaviors, or Five Catalysts, that predict performance in this asset class. As with any leader, Ms. Doe’s potential in an LBO leadership role will hinge on these benchmark behaviors:

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    Evaluated as an individual, foundational component of the profile.
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    Derived through a proprietary, weighted algorithm that considers several contributing traits, known as Elements.
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    An important specific consideration AND one that must also be evaluated in the context of a leader’s profile across all Five Catalysts.
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    Presented in graphically and reflected in the analysis of performance derailers, known as Contaminants.
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    Supported by a roster of sample interview questions tailored to help you validate this individual’s strengths and explore their potential weaknesses.

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