The corporation was facing comprehensive, world-wide changes. Leadership quality was seen as its core. Changes in organizational structure affecting roles, functions, responsibilities, processes and procedures were imminent. Excellent leadership quality was defined as the key asset to a successful change. Therefore, leadership abilities needed to be brought into focus and enhanced. Approaches and methods were chosen to enhance leadership qualities. The condition was that all leaders should approve the chosen approach.
First, a common understanding of leadership, of ways of executing power, as well as a common guideline were necessary to prove its importance to successful structural change.
Therefore, the implementation of a new leadership assessment system was planned. Criteria were developed to measure the leadership qualities of all management. Those criteria were then transformed into measurable figures to provide a sound basis for the new assessment systems.