Executive 6Q Assessment

The Executive 6Q Assessment

The Executive 6Q Assessment is a comprehensive leadership assessment that helps individuals identify their ‘missing software” to meet their goal and explore the best strategy to achieve their best at personal, interpersonal and institutional levels.   The assessment also helps leaders catch the development needs before “the 360-degree” and take early action.  The test includes:

  • Whether a person is on the right track.
  • Whether the person can meet the challenge ahead and what needs to be done.
  • How the person can stay ahead of changes, learn from mistakes, and be his or her best,
  • How to make learning and execution easy and fast.


Medicine has found that the human ability, body, and relationship with self and society are one integrated system and that each component within can interact with others and affect the whole system. For instance, changes determine the competitive power that individuals need, individuals can shape the world with their innovation, and their conflict management can impact the success of their vision and strategy.

In addition, everyone has the rights to be their best, and the first step is to “be self.”  The Executive 6Q Assessment is designed to look at the big picture, identify the right track, “missing software” and the best execution plan for individuals to achieve their goal and be their best, including being a Level 5 leader and an exceptional CEO.  Thus, career assessment and talent placement are included.

What Makes Executive 6Q Assessment Unique?

In general, human beings need to meet internal and external challenges and keep their body functioning at the same time.  Business, Law, and Medicine (including Psychology) are the sciences that govern the micro and macro world.  The Executive 6Q Assessment is an integration of the three major science, evaluating individuals at micro and macro levels.

Each person is an integrated system of 6 quotients (Q) to choose direction and action (IQ), stay current with changes (Learning Q), relate to others (EQ), gain resources (Public influence Q), remain resilient in the face of adversity (AQ) and maintain energy (HQ).  Like computers, individuals have no function without working “software” and need no feature if they do not need to get the job done.  Unlike computers, human performance can fluctuate under the change and the storm, which is why adversity Quotient (Q), health Q, and public influence Q can all play a role along with IQ, EQ, and learning Q.   In addition, each person comes with a unique internal structure that is only compatible with certain software and needs to update some “software.”

The Executive 6Q Assessment evaluates all 6Qs instead of IQ, EQ, behavior or psychometrics alone, gets to the root causes, identify the “missing software,” and recommends the right solutions or alternatives.  The breadth of experience, operation, motivation, ethics are included in IQ and EQ.  Mental health management is a part of HQ.

Behaviors can reflect the underlying 6Q structural change but have limited power to change the underlying structure, which is why behavior alone cannot build level 5 leadership.   The 360-Degree evaluation, Psychometrics, and others mainly collect the behaviors or symptoms of the human system, but not the root cause.  For more information and case studies, please visit: Identify Your “Missing Software” Efficiently, Go from Good to Great.


1. What Can Executive 6Q Assessment Achieve?
The Executive 6Q Assessment will recommend strategy or personal development, such as training in vision, innovation, conflict management, leadership style, resilience or health.  Also, the recommendation can be industrial development in Business, Law, Marketing, Public Relations, Sciences, or management changes in talent, customer or policy-making.   At last, the recommendations can be any combination.  The assessment has 53 dimensions, and its report has 16 pages.

2. Is It Necessary to Assess So Many Factors (Qs)?
Yes. Because 6Qs are integrated with each other, it is impossible to see THE WHOLE PICTURE without evaluating all associated factors.  For example, leadership can be compromised if a leader limits his or her vision, crashes in setbacks and failures, stops learning, and develops poor health.   Looking at the big picture helps to identify the best shot(s).  Working on all associated elements also makes exponential results possible:

1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1= 1.772 >>1.1

1.2 x 1.2.x 1.2 .x 1.2 .x 1.2. x 1.2= 2.986 >>>1.2

3. What Else Makes the Executive 6Q Assessment Unique?
The assessment does not rely on “self-awareness or honesty” and helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves.  Furthermore, in the absence of significant events, the data of the 6Q assessment are valid for two years, which enables us to assist an executive to meet other challenges and crises from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

4. Does Executive 6Q Assessment Rely on Statistics?
Statistics can give good references but often lead to average results.  The Executive 6Q Assessment both penetrates deeper and examines a broader range of characteristics and the development needs of a leader because the best talents are often NOT average.

5.  Are There Case Studies Available?

1. Should a CEO be Charming?
2. Can He Handle the Job?
3. Eliminate Stress with the Right Law

“Identify Your “Missing Software” Efficiently, Go from Good to Great in 2018!” will tell you one more story in addition to the above 3.

“Dr. Yang provides a highly efficient and effective framework to diagnose leadership strengths and opportunities quickly through the Executive 6Q Assessment tool. Further, she is able to recommend solutions that go beyond traditional EQ/IQ based approaches by incorporating specific aspects of human behavior, considering a broader perspective to leadership that includes aspects of Adversity, Health, Public Influence and Learning with the 6Q Framework. I found the assessment and the session to be a productive investment of time and $s and would highly recommend it as an efficient way to quickly diagnose and build key leadership competencies.”
— a participant to “Strengthen Your Leadership Rapidly

6. Can I Have Some Hands-on Experiences? 
Yes.  The mini leadership assessment (8′) and Mini Be Your Best Quiz (8′) are free mini Executive 6Q Assessments.

7. Indications for Executive 6Q Assessment:

* CEO & executive performance consultation.
* Corporate Leadership development needs assessment and program design
Executive career assessment, placement, promotion, and succession.
* Top team performance management.
* Personalized fast learning.
* Excite and keep the best.
* Multi-tasking talent management system design
Human capital cost management.
* Other complex and delicate issues in leadership and performance.

Individual (including all the above)
* Executive performance consultation, training, management and career consulting.
* Stress-related health issue management, for example, insomnia, headache, heart attack, stroke, fast aging, etc.

8. How long does it take to finish the assessment?
About 75 minutes.

9. How Can I Register for the Executive 6Q Assessment?
We start most of our programs with the diagnostic program: “A Right Start, A Strong Start.”  Please click on the link to register.

Consulting firms, executive coaches, and others, please contact us.