How It Works
The assessment presents 36 statements pertaining to either managing or leading. After scoring is complete, participants create a profile by plotting their leadership and management scores (as well as sub scores for six individual competencies) on charts. Feedback scores from associates provide a side-by-side comparison. Finally, an action planning activity, worksheet, and reflection questions provide a framework for improvement.
Uses and Applications
The Leader-Manager Profile is effective when used as a stand-alone instrument as well as a component of a larger management or leadership training program.
- Clarify the differences between leading and managing
- Pinpoint the skills needed to be effective in each role
- Understand how to balance and improve the two skills sets
The Leader-Manager Profile is based on the works of several well-known management experts including Bennis, Kotter, Kouzes, Posner, and others. The model for the assessment exemplifies both leadership and management skills and competencies.