Campbell Leadership Descriptor

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The Campbell Leadership Descriptor is a self-assessment designed to help individuals identify the important characteristics of leadership, learn the characteristics of successful leaders, and evaluate their own leadership strengths and weaknesses in comparison. By comparing themselves with good and poor leaders, individuals can develop an action plan for improving their leadership skills.

Participants evaluate leadership strengths and areas needing improvement by comparing personal leadership attributes to those of a “good leader” and a “poor leader” whom an individual has known, and then develop a personal action plan for strengthening leadership effectiveness.

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How It Works

The workbook's self-scored assessment allows individuals to produce their own profile on the spot, and then shows them how their self-profile compares with other leaders. It also includes questions to help them evaluate the implications of their strengths and weaknesses and how to use that information to develop their own action plan for improvement.

The Campbell Leadership Descriptor is perfect for leadership development seminars, classroom discussions, and one-on-one coaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the major components of leadership
  • Identify the characteristics of a successful leader
  • Evaluate one's leadership strengths and weaknesses by comparing one's results to "good" and "poor" leaders
  • Develop a personal action plan for improving leadership skills and abilities

Uses and Applications

The facilitator's guide package offers everything you need to prepare for and conduct a leadership workshop, including instructions for scoring and interpreting the descriptor; a sample of a completed descriptor; a step-by-step facilitator's "script"; illustrative case studies; a list of recommended books; and more.

Product Details

Time Required: Half day workshop or either a 1 to 1.5 or 2 to 2.5 hour session

What do I order?

Order one facilitator guide per facilitator and one participant guide per participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

About the Authors

David P. Campbell is an American psychologist who created the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. He was awarded the E.K. Strong, Jr. Gold Medal for Excellence and the 2001 Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Mr. Campbell received his BS and MS degrees from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota.