Comprehensive Leader

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Visionary leaders are inspiring; and every organization, regardless of size or mission, requires leadership that can manage existing business while motivating and planning toward future growth. The Comprehensive Leader is a 40-item assessment that will help participants to discover their personal leadership style, recognize their potential, and understand how to realistically exercise visionary leadership.

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  • Authors

How It Works

The assessment presents 40 statements pertaining to current leadership behavior. After scoring is complete, participants create a profile by plotting their sub scores in the four dimensions of leadership on charts. Feedback scores provide a side-by-side comparison. Participants then review the 15 possible leadership profiles. Finally, thought-provoking questions encourage individuals to find insight from the assessment results and take action for improvement.

Learning Outcomes

The Comprehensive Leader will help you:

  • Understand the concept of strategic and visionary leadership
  • Identify the organizational benefits
  • Learn how to put these principles into practice

Uses and Applications

A variety of leaders will benefit from this training tool, including team or department leaders, middle managers and senior-level contributors and well-respected, influential team members. As with all HRDQ assessments, The Comprehensive Leader is effective as a stand-alone instrument or as a component of a larger training initiative - flexible enough to be used at various stages of a leadership development program. The instrument can also be used as a complement to other leadership models. Ideas for building bridges between The Model of Comprehensive Leadership and other popular leadership models are presented in the facilitator guide. This is ideal for any type of workplace setting, from private companies and non-profit organizations to education institutions and governmental agencies.

Product Details

Theory & Development

The Comprehensive Leader is based on extensive research of both academic and practitioner literature on leadership. The foundation of the Model of Comprehensive Leadership is active knowledge - knowledge that is in constant development and consistently provides the basis for leadership behavior. The Model of Comprehensive Leadership captures the four dimensions of leadership knowledge necessary for visionary leadership. They include:

  • Know Yourself
  • Know Others
  • Know Your Organization
  • Know the World

Ultimately, HRDQ's study advocates that the key to successful, visionary leadership is both the knowledge and practical application of each of these dimensions.

Product Type: Assessment and Workshop

Time Required: 1.5 hours

What do I order?

Order one facilitator guide per facilitator and one participant guide per participant. To provide individuals with comprehensive, personal feedback, order one feedback form for up to five of the participant's employees, peers, or managers. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

About the Authors

Laurie Ribble Libove is a specialist in strategic human resource management and organizational development. She has a MS from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Eileen M. Russo is former vice president of research and development for HRDQ. She has a Ph.D. in social psychology with a minor in organizational behavior and an MS in social psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a BA in psychology from Fairfield University. Her work includes research in social influence, group behavior, decision making, and perceptions of control at work.