Unique, dynamic leadership assessment
The Leadership Judgement Assessor (LJA) is a presentation-interview tool that explores a candidate’s leadership judgement through dynamic assessment. It provides participants with a pre-interview process for designing a presentation about their past leadership decision making. Whereas the Leadership Judgement Indicator provides information based on an individual’s response to a set of fixed scenarios, the LJA draws on the participant’s own leadership decision making experience. It gives the assessor material for a detailed interview on the participant’s responses and evidence of leadership behaviour.
The LJA is unique in that the participant receives feedback as they are being assessed. The system asks the participant for specific examples of when they have been Directive, Consultative, Consensual and Delegative. The LJA gives feedback on whether the style used was the most appropriate. The participant can then adapt their thinking as they progress and describe at interview how their thinking evolved.
The LJA keeps a record of their responses and feeds these back to the participant so they can prepare for a presentation; the output also provides the assessor with evidence to explore at the interview.
Our experience of using the LJA shows that participants, whether being assessed for recruitment or development, enjoy the interactive nature of this exercise. For the assessor, it provides real evidence of a leader’s style and thinking process – something rarely gleaned from a traditional interview.
The LJA is available to HR professionals and line managers who interview people to determine their leadership qualities. There are no formal qualifications required for its use but the user must have access to the LJA User Guide. Telephone supervision of its use by a bfpeople consultant is recommended.
If you want to learn more, or if you’re interested in using the Leadership Judgement Assessor yourself, or in your organisation, call 0333 202 2225.