XCEO, Inc.: Holistic Leadership Development and Talent Management

Anthony Olszewski, Manager of Executive Succession Products and Services
In most enterprises across various industry verticals, there is a prevalent age gap between the employees and board members. There is also a shortage of leadership skills and relevant experiences that hurdle employees towards taking responsibilities as top-order executives. The President & CEO of California based XCEO, Inc., Dr. Curtis J. Crawford—an expert in leadership development and recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Directors award—observes that most organizations do not have a strategic succession plan in place for their high-potential employees and lack proper means to harness their dexterity and increase talent retention. Addressing these shortcomings, XCEO’s offerings not only create a consolidated pipeline for mentoring employees to become visionary leaders but also help them to improve their adeptness and enhance their skills. “The idea of our talent management platform came from the identified gap between top-level executives and the rest of the employees within an organization,” says Anthony Olszewski, Manager of Executive Succession Products and Services at XCEO.

XCEO’s unique offering, the LinXsus® Pro Talent Management Platform™, is both management and employee-centric. It facilitates a singular approach toward leadership and allows employees to work on their leadership potential, developing their skills to increase readiness for moving up the professional ladder. The focal aspect of the Platform is the Business Attributes, Skills and Experiences Analysis (BASEdna™) which enables organizations to carry out an extensive analysis of their employees with 23 skill-based and 23 experience-based questions that help calibrate and catalog the current inventory of leadership qualifications and readiness levels of employees to reach top-level executive positions. It also ensures that employees are developed according to their organization’s needs and helps create a pipeline for candidate succession based on each executive level position in their organization. The analysis assists management in providing a clear view of potential industry leaders, assessing their skills and experiences, and working towards improving their performance to reach the required readiness level. The company aligns personal leadership development with their clients’ executive succession planning process, to create leaders that are readily qualified and validated for executive level positions.


The platform we offer is not just for leadership and succession development, but amalgamating and delivering every resource of XCEO through a single outlet, and that’s what sets us apart in the talent management arena


Additionally, XCEO’s LinXsus® Pro Talent Management Platform™ wide range of offerings include professional mentoring and board portal services, as well as evaluation procedures that employees themselves can take at their convenience. These assessments are directed toward honing leadership attributes and generate reports and recommendations instantaneously, thus giving organizations and employees the ability to accelerate skill development. XCEO also includes an information hub as part of its solution. It contains company news, leadership insights, and research reports, which are beneficial to both the management in terms of leadership development and for employees to improve their work profile.

XCEO, Inc. strives to maintain constant communication with its clients and extends ready support during and after they’ve come onboard. Gathering valuable feedback from clients, primarily through pilot programs, has enabled XCEO, Inc. to identify and patch its Platform’s shortcomings, and ultimately position it as a pioneering talent management solution. With its holistic service offering and a major focus on small and mid-sized companies, XCEO, Inc. aims to establish dominance across various industry verticals strategically. Having invested in perfecting the art of talent management the past year, the company is currently looking forward to capturing new markets. “The platform we offer is not just for leadership and succession development, but amalgamating and delivering every resource of XCEO, Inc. through a single outlet, and that’s what sets us apart in the talent management arena” concludes Olszewski.

Company
XCEO, Inc.

Headquarters
Santa Clara, CA

Management
Anthony Olszewski, Manager of Executive Succession Products and Services and Dr. Curtis J. Crawford, President & CEO

Description
XCEO with its robust and novel solutions aims at revolutionizing the talent management space. The offerings of the company help to do away with the gap in the organizations between the high-level executives and the other employees in the organization. It helps to make the workflow at its client companies smoother by enabling employees to improve on their skill set and experience and also by providing ideal recommendations to better the overall performance of their clients. The unique platform of XCEO along with its evaluation strategies enables organizations to become more efficient and adept in delivering the best possible benefits and promoting excellence and success to its clientele

XCEO, Inc.