Our Solution

Through rigorous analysis, The Crucible has distilled the spectrum of leadership behaviors into the Five Catalysts that are most essential in in a sponsor-backed deal. That spectrum includes traits that are all too familiar to Boards including urgency, hands-on execution, leadership, decisiveness, resiliency and others.

Our assessment is custom-built to support Boards in better understanding a leader’s ability to drive portfolio company transformation and scale. The insights are also intended to help leaders unlock their potential, advance their careers and create wealth. We present, the Five Catalysts:

Execution Engine

a data-driven bias for action, despite ambiguity and uncertainty.

Interpersonal

the capacity to build trust, credibility, relationship and influence.

Emotional Leverage

exhibiting contagious levels of passion, resiliency and competitiveness.

Leadership

possessed of high-performance psychology that sets standards, supports ambition and drives accountability.

Cognitive Horsepower

a combination of raw intellect and processing speed.

Risk Factors

The Crucible also quantifies areas for development, known as contaminants, to help support a leader's ongoing development. Same as a Crucible removes impurities, a sponsor-backed leadership role is an opportunity for an executive to continuously improve.