Dynamic, effective leaders are constantly honing their skills and investing in their own personal development. The Leadership360 Assessment is based on eight leadership abilities that are demonstrated by outstanding leaders. The Leadership360 survey is a powerful and significant tool that will help you improve your leadership effectiveness. It measures your current attitudes and abilities in eight major leadership abilities.
Communication Skills – The art of using words effectively to impart information or ideas in ways that resolve conflicts. Conducts constructive meetings. Expresses facts and ideas in an understandable and convincing manner. Listens well and considers other’s opinions before coming to conclusions. Does not interrupt others. Master of self-awareness and self-management in coping with stressful situations. Mastery of self-awareness and self-management in coping with stressful situations.
Decision Making – The process by which one makes a conscious selection of a course of action from among available alternatives that is based on the best information available. Such a selection or decision is done in a timely manner appropriate to the challenge at hand. Important characteristics of good decision-making include influencing others of a wise course of action, carrying through on the course of action identified, and sound logic.
Promotes Innovation and Change – To create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and justifiable risk-taking. Being open to change and new information. Adapting behavior and work methods in response to new information, tolerating ambiguity, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Identifying opportunities to develop new products and services.
Working Relationships – Creates an environment that encourages input and feedback by attentive listening. Positive responses and openness to alternative concepts by valuing diversity of ideas and cultural differences. Fostering an environment in which people can work together cooperatively and effectively in achieving organizational goals. Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with direct reports, peers, supervisor, and outsiders, as well as internal organizational units.
Leadership Skills – Creates a vision or goal for one’s work unit and communicates it in a way that motivates others to implement it. Empowering people by sharing power, authority, and delegating responsibility. Actively builds staff’s trust and commitment by mentoring, fostering good working relationships, and acting selflessly and with integrity.
Coaching Skills – Seeks out the very best of “what is” in terms of another’s values, beliefs, and behaviors to help ignite “what might be.” Helps people clarify their career goals and actively develop skills needed to achieve those goals. Continually challenges people to improve performance, while providing frequent and helpful development discussions and feedback.
Utilizes The Strengths of Others and Self – As discussed on page 2, leaders focus most of their time developing and using their strengths, and a smaller portion of time trying to overcome their shortfalls. Of course, you still have to work on strengthening your shortfalls, particularly those that have a significant impact on your productivity.
Team Development – Has the ability to influence a group of diverse individuals, each with their own goals, needs, and perspectives, to work together effectively for the good of the team. Insures that team members understand their roles and responsibilities, while encouraging mutual accountability for successes and failures. Works cooperatively with other parts of the organization by building trust, creating synergy, and recognizing successes.
If you are an upper-level leader or executive, you will benefit from reassessing the leadership qualities that brought you to your current position.
As a supervisor or mid-level leader, you’ll identify your current strengths and the areas where you need to improve.
As a new and developing leader, you’ll have a clear set of guideposts on which to base your growth.
The Leadership360 questionnaire takes approximately 8-10 minutes to complete. It is both a catalyst and a road map for change, awareness, and development of your personal leadership qualities. Find out how you can be a more effective leader!