Lectica's executive recruitment products


Examines the complexity level and quality of a leader's real-world decision-making skills. Includes:

  • Complexity analysis: An assessment of the Lectical Level of a candidate's real-world leadership decision-making
  • Clarity analysis: An assessment of the clarity of candidates' argumentation.
  • VUCA Skills analysis: Assessments of VUCA skills, including contextual thinking, collaborative capacity, perspective coordination, and decision-making process.
  • Detailed individual report
  • Individual report summary with potential growth analysis
  • Complexity report (candidate comparison)

Role Fit

Examines the alignment between the capabilities of a candidate and the complexity demands of a specific leadership role. Includes:

  • Everything included in the complexity assessment
  • A Role Complexity Analysis—a developmental analysis of the complexity demands (complexity and volatility) of the types of decisions a candidate will face in a given role, based on the role description, competency requirements, and Role Complexity Survey results (a sample survey is shown at the bottom of this page)
  • An assessment of the fit between a candidate's capabilities and the complexity demands of the role
  • Individual report summaries with growth and role fit analyses
  • Role fit report (candidate comparison)

Team Fit

Examines the relative skills of a candidate and his or her potential supervisor, peers, and/or subordinates, ideally within the context of the complexity demands of a particular role. (Compare to the Team Fit Snapshot and Lectica for the C-suite). Includes:

  • Everything included in the role fit assessment
  • Complexity assessments for all existing team members and their line manager
  • An assessment of the fit between a candidate's capabilities, the complexity demands of the role, and the capabilities of peers, supervisor, and/or subordinates
  • Individual report summaries with growth, role fit, and team fit analyses
  • Team fit report (candidate comparison)
Product Complexity Assessment Role Fit Assessment Team Fit Assessment
Complexity level of real-world decision-making X X X
Clarity analysis (argumentation) X X X
VUCA skills analysis X X X
Automatic score review X X X
Rush turnaround available X X X
Detailed individual report X X X
Individual report summary X X X
Role Complexity Analysis   X X
Role Fit report   X X
Team Fit report     X

Lectica Suite Complexity

The power of Lectica's recruitment tools lies in our ability to determine fit-to-role with a role complexity analysis. The complexity assessment does not include a role complexity analysis. Consequently, we do not recommend its use in recruitment.

Complexity Assessment reports include easy-to-interpret information about candidate's Lectical Scores, and a comparison of candidates' Clarity and VUCA scores.


Lectica Suite Role Fit

Our Role Fit Assessment is designed to meet the recruitment needs of most organizations. Like the Complexity Assessment, it includes assessments of Lectical Level, Clarity, and VUCA skills, but unlike the Complexity Assessment, it includes an assessment of fit-to-role.

The teal band in the figure below represents the complexity range of a particular role, and the colors of the circles that represent individual scores tell us how well the scores of each candidate fit this complexity range. Role fit reports provide interpretations of fit-to-role and make recommendations about which candidates should move forward in your recruitment process.

Once we have established which candidates will move forward, we can compare these candidates' profiles with respect to fit-to-role, clarity, and VUCA scores. The Role Fit Assessment report includes an analysis of these results that includes recommendations for action, as illustrated below.

For a detailed example, see the article, Fit-to-role, Clarity, and VUCA skills.

Lectica Suite Team Fit

Most hiring processes today include at least some assessment of the alignment between a candidate's beliefs, values, and attitudes and those of the organization. Lectica's Team Fit Assessment looks at another important dimension—developmental compatibilityhow the complexity level of a candidate's skills dovetail with the complexity levels of teammate' skills.

A bad fit can be toxic. The subordinate whose skills are more developed than those of her boss is likely to become frustrated or disengaged. The teammates of a superstar who consistently out-thinks everyone else in the team are likely to become demoralized or hostile. When developmental compatibility is not taken into account situations like this are common, teams suffer and talent is wasted.

The Team Fit Assessment helps organizations build high functioning teams and optimize their leadership hierarchy. The following slide from our Team Fit report shows how a group of current team members fit their role.

The next slide shows how recruits are distributed relative to the complexity range of the role they are competing for and the scores for current team members.

Recruitment tools for any role

We can build a package that works for any role you need to fill. Feel free to contact us for information or a conversation.

Validity & reliability

At Lectica, we believe in total transparency regarding the validity and reliability of all assessments employed in the workplace. We can say with confidence that Lectical Assessments are the most sophisticated assessments of mental skill in the marketplace today. Each one is based on exhaustive and ongoing research into the development of targeted skills, using a well-vetted set of research methods and our breakthrough technologies. We have conducted numerous studies of validity and reliability, several of which are published in psychometric journals. We invite you to explore our research pages or contact us to learn more.

Precise Role Complexity Survey (sample)

Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus