Robert James Raitt & Associates

Executive Search and Interim Leadership Talent


Great leadership and team development starts when individuals gain increased self-awareness and practical development points to assess and improve their communication, teamwork and leadership capability.


Listed below are the next generation of professional development tools we provide when supporting individuals and teams achieve their potential.

Our psychometrics and management assessment tools include:

Lumina Spark
Lumina Spark is the next generation of professional development tools supporting individuals, teams and organisations to work more effectively and improve the bottom line. It is unique amongst psychometric tools because it avoids any stereotyping. It provides a highly interactive colourful framework for better self-understanding and helps people identify how to improve their working relationships with others. By applying the Lumina Spark model, learners unlock multiple business benefits.

iOpener People and Performance Diagnostic
The iOpener People and Performance Questionnaire (iPPQ) is to help you understand what influences your performance at work. The Questionnaire focusses on the five components of Contribution, Conviction, Culture, Commitment and Confidence which are key to your happiness at work. The same Diagnostic can be applied to whole Teams.

EQi & EQ360
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a set of life skills that are central in helping people to be high achievers at work and in their personal lives. The EQ-I consists of 133 items and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. It is based on the most comprehensive theory of emotional intelligence to date and renders and overall EQ score as well as scores for the following 5 composite scales of Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Adaptability, Stress Management and General Mood Scales.

The EQ360 is an additional tool which enables individuals to gain more awareness of how a person appears to others working in a 360-degree relationship around them.

Personal Effectiveness Profile (PEP)
The Personal Effectiveness Profile (PEP) analyses an individual's behaviour, rational and emotional intelligence and its impact on effectiveness, potential, change and coping with pressure. It specifically focuses on:

  • Personal Behaviour and Communication Style
  • Personal Adaptability/Effectiveness
  • Mental Toughness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The foundations of Leadership and Management

It can be used as a selection or development tool.

Other diagnostics in this suite include the Sales Effectiveness Profile (SEP) which measures Sales and Customer Service Effectiveness plus Performance Coaching Inventory (PCI) a measure of an individual's coaching skills effectiveness to create and sustain high levels of performance.

360 Management and Leadership Questionnaire
Our colleague and Associate Andrew Johnson is offering a comprehensive 360 degree feedback questionnaire based on 10 management and leadership capabilities that are seen to be essential to business leaders. The system aims to: identify an individual's strengths and development needs as perceived by themselves and their colleagues; allow targeted management development and improved performance; encourage managers to take responsibility for their own performance; demonstrate the importance of their colleagues' views; improve communication and teamwork. 360 degree feedback provides a structured framework in which bosses, peers and direct reports comment and give valuable insight into perceptions of a manager's performance. The benefits of this tool include consistent analysis, anonymous presentation of results allowing honest assessment, and the clear identification of areas for improvement. This allows the manager to construct a focused personalised development plan.

Andrew Johnson is offering through his HR Consultancy business Gryffindor a free trial of any of these psychometric assessments including a personal confidential report and coaching session with one of our accredited coaches - please get in touch for more information

New Director of Digital Transformation at Parliament's Digital Service

Robert James Raitt & Ass. assists the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) with the appointment of the their new Director of Digital Transformation with the placement of Victoria Baker in their Westminster based leadership team.

The pace of 'change' . . .

Disruption, Competitive Advantage, Agile Development and Digital Transformation  . . .

. . . phrases we often see on a slide deck, but when do you often see evolving businesses providing a real service or product that provides a simple operational and commercial advantage?

New Director of Strategy for Three

Robert James Raitt & Ass. assists mobile phone operator Three with the appointment of the their new Director of IT Strategy and Architecture with the placement of Nicola Duckett in their Maidenhead based leadership team.

Head of Web Deployment @ The Houses of Parliament

Robert James Raitt & Ass. assists the Parliamentary Digital Service with the appointment of the their new Head of Web Deployment with the placement of Joanna Lloyd in their Westminster based leadership team.

CEOs demanding a specific type of transformational ‘Digital’ talent . . .
Corporate and SME boards appear increasingly challenged in tackling 'top down' organisation transformation and change with a digital agenda.
A year on, a market view and a thank you

A year on, and a short thank you to the community that has supported our Executive Search Firm’s launch and growth over the last year.

Over the last 12 months we have seen some clear trends in demand in the board room, not only for substantive permanent appointments. Interim has played a big part in our core services with many clients requiring significant transformation or turnaround in a 12 to 24 months’ timescale.

Interim CIO appointed @ Havenpower

Robert James Raitt & Ass. assists Havenpower with the appointment of the their new Interim CIO with the placement of Ian Leitch in their Ipswich based leadership team.

Digital Transformation on an enterprise scale

. . . but is your business ready to capitalise on truly innovative software development?

Digital transformation is now being embraced outside of software engineering, uber trendy app development and early stage tech product business. Agile approaches are scaling into non-IT business areas through a collaborative enterprise wide approach utilising common tooling, customer centric thinking and innovation.

New EVP to Run the US for Muntons

Robert James Raitt & Ass. assists Muntons with the expansion of the their US team with the placement of Fred Johnson as Executive Vice President, Muntons Maltings Inc in Seattle, USA

Creating a Culture of Performance

Great leadership and team development starts when individuals gain increased self-awareness and practical development points to assess and improve their communication, teamwork and leadership capability.

Why Should Anyone be Led by You?

We all know that leaders need vision and energy. But to be inspirational, leaders need four other qualities. Probably not what you’d expect, these qualities can be honed by almost anyone willing to dig deeply into their true selves.

Three Rules For Making a Great Company

Frustrated by the lack of reliable data on organisational excellence, Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed at Deloitte Consulting undertook a statistical study of thousands of companies to empirically prove what made certain companies truly great.