by Roger R. Pearman, Marcus King, Daniel R. Parks, and Barry Phillips

Available in both Online and Paper-Based Format

Why some leaders make it to the top. And why others fail.

There’s no doubt that the leaders in your organization look great on paper. They’ve got degrees from leading universities, impeccable credentials, and they sailed through grueling interviews with flying colors. Yet research studies tell us that 40% of new leaders will fail within the first 18 months. And over time, that number spikes to well above 50%.

The good news is that leadership failure can not only be predicted—it can be prevented. That’s because there are five red-flag behaviors that can send any leader’s career into a tailspin.

Take action with the Leadership Unlimited Profile, the eye-opening assessment and workshop that helps managers and leaders at all levels to quickly spot the early warning signs of leadership derailment, gain rapid insight to limit those behaviors, and learn how to take control of their development before it’s too late. Based on 40 years of research, it provides specific feedback on the behaviors that can potentially limit effectiveness, including: Organizing BehaviorRelationship BehaviorLearning Initiatives BehaviorEmotional Behavior,and Career Management Behavior.

Learning Outcomes

  • Measure five key career behaviors and 12 scales of behaviors
  • Understand the management skills needed to maintain and ensure success
  • Learn how to predict problems that can cause career derailment
  • Pinpoint development needs to avoid derailment
  • How to develop and align critical competencies
  • Identify Career Accelerators, Neutralizers, and Blockers
  • Create an individual personal development plan

How It Works

The Leadership Unlimited Profile is a comprehensive training package that includes a self assessment, workbook, and classroom workshop. Individuals respond to a 90-item inventory that addresses five scales and 12 domains. Following administration, we recommend you allow approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours for interpretation of scores, debriefing, and action planning. For a more comprehensive approach, the facilitator guide includes a step-by-step outline for a one-day workshop that’s supported by the participant workbook.

What to Order

The self assessment is available in both print and online formats. Order one assessment and workbook per learner. Quantity discounts are available. The facilitator guide includes everything you need to administer the assessment plus lead a one-day training session. Order one facilitator guide per trainer.

If you are new to this product we highly recommend HRDQ QuickStart Training, whether you are a novice trainer or a seasoned facilitator. It’s an excellent way to quickly get up to speed on the assessment so you can step into your first training class with confidence. Personalized, one-on-one telephone coaching is provided at your convenience. Our subject matter experts will review the entire package with you, offer ideas for tailoring the program to your specific needs, discuss typical participant questions, and more.

Product Type

Assessment and Workshop


Behaviors that limit management performance

Number of Items



  • Organizing Behavior 
  • Relationship Behavior 
  • Learning Initiatives Behavior 
  • Emotional Behavior 
  • Career Management Behavior

Time Required
Assessment: 30 minutes
Interpretation: 1 – 1.5 hours
Workshop: 1 day (optional)

About the Authors

Roger R. Pearman 
Roger Pearman is an award-winning subject matter expert on personality, leadership, and performance effectiveness. He has served as a senior adjunct faculty and coach for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a highly respected global provider of executive education. His collaborative relationship with the CCL enabled Roger to use their extensive database to aid his research and author several well-known books, including Hardwired LeadershipI’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You, and Leadership Advantage. The founder Leadership Performance Systems, Inc. and Qualifying.org, Inc., Roger's clients include the United Nations, Merck, Citigroup, SAP, and the Marriott Corporation.

R. Daniel Parks 
R. Daniel Parks is a strategy and leadership development consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Along with his partners at Archetype Learning International, LLC, Dan incorporated innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, and competitive-edge competencies into the design of numerous products, including the Strategic Agility Accelerator™, Innovative Leader Profile™, Ethics Decision Strategies Inventory™, and the Entrepreneur Readiness Profile™.

Barry Phillips
A co-owner of Archetype Learning LLC, Barry Philips is a sought-after adviser who helps organizations with global thinking and implementation. He is an experienced banker and an Associate of the Institute of Bankers in the United Kingdom who established branch offices and coordinating multi-million dollar credit facilities for multi-national organizations. Barry is also the co-author and developer of several business simulations and a series of assessments.

Marcus C. King 
Marcus King has more than 30 years of experience as an organizational development, strategy, and leadership consultant. An award-winning leader, he helped to rewrite the Baldrige-based Section Title accreditation standards and self-study documents utilized by the ASBDC, and he currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board. Marcus has also contributed to the development of new performance-based products including several assessments and business simulations.