Identifying leadership potential, determining the right development actions for them, and putting high potential individuals into key development roles quickly can differentiate successful organizations. Sometimes leadership potential means becoming more professionally competent in an area of the organization that the individual is already working in, sometimes it means taking on new responsibilities in another area of the organization, and sometimes it means taking on leadership responsibilities. What we do know is that Leadership potential, regardless of the direction, involves a combination of both personality and cognitive ability. The Leadership Potential Report (LPR) is a unique and powerful tool that assesses both of these aspects of Leadership: personality and cognitive ability. More info.
The Personality Side of Leadership Potential
The LPR assesses the behaviors that relate to leadership potential for professional growth and career advancement. This includes demonstrating behaviors that relate to consistently growing the breadth of one’s career-related capabilities; taking on higher-level responsibilities; showing motivation for advancing into future roles with increased responsibilities; and showing commitment to life-long growth and learning. There are four broad dimensions assessed:
- Interpersonal Versatility – an individual’s style in taking charge and influencing groups.
- Thinking Versatility – an individual’s style in analyzing and adapting to changing situations.
- Results Versatility – an individual’s style in taking initiative and working to achieve goals.
- Emotional Versatility – an individual’s style for handling stress and confidence.
The Cognitive Ability Side of Leadership Potential
The LPR assesses the reasoning skills related to career growth and professional advancement. This includes the degree to which the individual learns new concepts, solves problems, and spots trends in an accurate and efficient manner. Specifically, the LPR measures Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, and Abstract Reasoning.