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It is a valuable tool for recruiting for key positions or for developing new and existing staff.It assesses the participant’s preferred leadership style as well as judgement in choosing the most appropriate course of action based on the information provided in the scenarios.
What would you do?
A ‘flu epidemic has reduced available personnel by 15% and the Department is behind schedule. To get things back on track, work needs to be reallocated within the Department.
You are one of six managers within the Department and, as your line manager is also a ‘flu victim, you have been assigned temporary leadership over the situation.
The question is, how do you engage with your team, and fellow managers, to resolve the situation?
The questionnaires offers several ways of dealing with each scenario and the participant rates the “appropriateness” of each option. The outcome reveals the participant’s likely preferred leadership style, and also assesses how accurate they have have been in selecting the “best bet” option, compared to a norm group of senior leaders. Read more about the Leadership Judgement model here.
The Leadership Judgement Indicator reports illustrate how the participant compares with a peer reference group. In the example below, it can be seen that the test-taker has a stronger preference for Directive and Delegative leadership styles. This shows a clear orientation towards a “task focus”. But the level of accuracy, or judgement, in selecting the right leadership style in each situation is poor. This raises questions when used in recruitment and provides a platform to build on in development and coaching.
The LJI is suitable for new and existing managers or leaders – from supervisors to chief executives. It provides insight for all recruitment, development and coaching situations. It is frequently combined with the Coach on the Desktop to develop leadership decision making skills.
In addition to the original version, the Leadership Judgement Indicator is now available in several specialist versions:
Global Leadership indicator – for senior leaders in multinational organisations where cultural adaptability is required
Sales Leadership Indicator – with only sales-oriented scenarios, this questionnaire is perfect for recruiting and developing senior sales managers
Local Government Edition – developed specifically for leaders in UK local government, where the LJI is already widely used, this unique version uses scenarios set within a local authority context and an appropriate comparison group
Education Edition – unique scenarios to assess head teachers and other senior teaching staff in schools
The LJI is used trusted by thousands of commercial and public sector organisations across the globe and is available in many languages.
If you’re an ambitious business owner, leader or individual, contact us to discuss how the LJI can help you, or your organisation, assess and develop leadership judgement.