How It Works
The Comprehensive Leader is based on extensive research of both academic and practitioner literature on leadership. Meanwhile, 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:
- 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. The assessment presents 40 statements regarding current leadership behavior. After scoring is complete, participants create a profile by plotting their subscores 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.
Uses and Applications
As with all HRDQ assessments, the Comprehensive Leader is effective as a stand-alone instrument or as a component of a larger training initiative.
This 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.
The Comprehensive Leader will help participants:
- Understand the concept of strategic and visionary leadership
- Identify the organizational benefits
- Put these leadership principles into practice
Also see the classroom version of this assessment.