How do you find a Born Leader?

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The importance of a Leader

Management is about doing things right; leadership is about doing the right things.

Leaders are often considered to be the actual drivers of innovation and progress in a company. Leaders can affect the productivity, morale of the employees and revenue generated. Most people want instructions to be given, and they are good at performing tasks, not driving the organization forward. A good leader must be able to get a right amount of work from their employee and must continue to inspire them so that they produce high-quality work.

A good leader is often the critical factor that can distinguish between success and failure of an organization. If a person is unable to bring the best out of his employees, the general productivity and morale of the company will go up.

Finding an individual with such leadership qualities can be a cumbersome and taxing job. While an interview may help in assessing an individual, it takes a lot of effort. With several hundred applicants for a particular post, it might not be practical to hold a 1-hour interview for each of them. A simple solution to this is an online assessment to hire candidates with leadership skills.

The Online Assessment

The assessment is a psychometric test. It is used to test the mental capability and behavioural characteristics of a person. It is often used to measure the suitability of an individual for a particular role in an organization. Several large organizations find it challenging to evaluate the leadership qualities of an individual. An online assessment can make it much simpler to get a brief overview of the candidate’s capability and skill. The assessment may also help give the interviewer an idea of the ability of a candidate. This will allow them to ask questions depending on the report generated by the assessment.

The assessment is generally used for mid high-level management profiles, including that of Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, and other similar positions. It is of utmost importance to be able to effectively evaluate people applying for such high positions. An error in judgment can prove costly to an organization.

The assessment will test the personality profile, the cognitive ability and abstract reasoning of anyone who takes it.

Personality Inventory

This exam tests the behaviour and personality of an individual. It asks questions about leadership and the skills associated with it. It often gives a good overview of a person’s thought process and how they handle any situation.

Cognitive Ability

This section tests the strategic and critical thinking of a person. A leader must be able to come up with unique and innovative solutions wherever required. Out of the box thinking is a necessary skill for any leader.

Abstract Reasoning

This section measures the lateral thinking ability of an individual. Observing and identifying patterns is of utmost importance to any leader. They must be able to figure out gaps in the market and figure out ways to bridge that gap. In doing so, they will bring profits and revenue to the organization and take it forward.

 

Research has shown that testing these abilities of a candidate gives an excellent metric of the leadership skills of an individual. Online assessments are an excellent way to get such an overview.

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