Measure quality of management & avoid miscasts

We support our clients in their personnel decisions: Assessments and management audits for selection and development in senior and top management.

Are you filling a new management position?

We help to avoid wrong decisions when filling positions. A wrong personnel decision costs the company an amount of 10 to 15 times the annual salary.
We recognize potential and develop it in a targeted manner – in view of the “war for talent”, it is increasingly important to identify and qualify talent at an early stage.

Strengths and deficits in the management team are identified by us – within the framework of a management audit or management appraisal, you receive a condensed overview of the potentials in management – for the successful mastering of future challenges.

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International management audits for 35 years
Over 25,000 assessments
8,000 individual assessments with top managers

What is the process of a management diagnostic?


  • Clarification of requirements (strategy briefing with company management)
  • Definition of the requirements critical to success
  • Clarification of the follow-up process (personnel decisions, personnel development)
  • Informing the candidate about the procedure and contents of the assessment or management audit.
  • Compilation of diagnostic tools (tests, exercises)

Implementation of the assessment or audit

Usually with two consultants and often with observers from the company, duration 5 to 9 hours, remote or on-site (in our office in Hamburg or at the customer’s site)

Feedback and reporting

  • Immediate oral feedback to the candidates
  • Feedback to the managers/decision makers
  • Written report
  • Follow-up interview with candidate (if necessary with supervisor)

Your specialist for aptitude diagnostics in management

Our consultancy focuses exclusively on management diagnostics and can draw on benchmark data from over 25,000 executive assessments conducted.

Making the right management staffing decisions. Recognize competencies and potentials of managers. Avoid bad investments due to miscasting.

High quality online assessments

md has been conducting remote assessments for years, as many of our candidates / observers are abroad. Our extensive experience enables us to guarantee the same diagnostic quality for remote assessments as for assessments in presence.

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Customer testimonials

We have conducted a management audit with md management-diagnostik and thereby not only gain a valuable overview of the strengths and potentials of our management, but also to get an external view of our Organization. Since then, before every promotion or recruitment into the upper management conducted an assessment with md.

Oliver Young

CEO Festo SE

Verallia has been conducting assessments with md for many years – both for the safeguarding for external hires as well as for the development of internal talent. md is a highly professional advisor for us, who with candidate:inside always and thus contributes to our employer branding.

Thomas Beyer

former Management Board Verallia Deutschland AG

I have known md for 30 years and have worked with md consultants for many years. Assessments conducted, especially in an international context. I appreciate the High level of professionalism of the consultants in their dealings with senior management and especially their intercultural competence.

Dieter Newhouse

former Board of Management VW Mexico, VW Russia

Management diagnostics can help to identify the competencies and potential of managers by conducting a systematic and objective assessment of managerial skills and attributes.

Frequently asked questions

Management diagnostics is the area of organizational psychology that deals with the assessment of managers with regard to their suitability and fit for management and leadership tasks. It is used both for selection (staffing) and for identifying potential and talent.

Use of scientifically based procedures.
Appreciative, cooperative interaction with candidates.
Counselors with psychologically based training.
Consultants with intensive understanding and experience of the culture of a company, its business models and the world of executives and managers.
Understanding of the relationship between strategy, business models, leadership and management of companies.

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Your contact

Olaf Ringeldband

Managing director md

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