It's no secret that leading people in a way that responds to their individual capabilities yields the best results. Easy to apply and internalize, the Responsive Leader Questionnaire enables both new and existing leaders the ability to adapt their leadership approach to best match an individual employee’s capability.
How It Works
The Guide Toolkit uses a combination of assessments for both leaders and their employees. Comparing the leader's responses to the leadership questionnaire and the employee's responses helps to validate the results. Meanwhile, gaps between the results provide the opportunity for discussion, exploration, and then improvement.
The Guide Toolkit also provides leaders with insight into the responsive leader model, defines each of the four leadership styles in detail, and discusses the role that coaching and energizing play in helping a leader maximize employee performance. It also includes helpful tips and techniques to assist the leader in improving these two core skills.
Uses and Applications
Responsive Leadership Style Questionnaire is a situation-based leadership assessment for management development training. It measures current skills in managing employees and improves leadership effectiveness by developing supervisory skills, leadership skills, coaching skills, and the ability to motivate employees.
Use the Responsive Leadership Questionnaire to identify the four levels of leader intervention:
- Direct: "This is the way we do it"
- Persuade: "We do it this way because…"
- Involve: "How do you think we could do it better?"
- Trust: "Use your initiative freely so we can do it as well as possible"
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Determine if the current leadership style is appropriate for individual employees
- Learn how to assess employee commitment and capability levels
- Discover how to identify which leadership style is best for each employee quickly
- Understand why coaching and energizing are critical to maximizing employee performance
Product Type: Assessment and workshop
Target Audience: Managers and supervisors
Measures: Leadership effectiveness
Dimensions: Assertiveness, expressiveness, problem-solving, and leadership skills
Time Required: Two hours
What to Order
Starter Kit: Order One Kit for Up to Five Participants and One Trainer.
The Starter Kit includes a Facilitator Guide, a 5-pack of Employee Paper Assessments, and a 5-pack of Leader Paper Assessments.
Guide Toolkit: Order One Kit Per Trainer.
The Guide Toolkit provides everything you need to start making use of the Responsive Leadership Questionnaire, including the responsive leader interpretative guide, one leader version questionnaire, and one employee version questionnaire.
Employee Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.
The Employee Paper Assessment is for the employee to respond to questions about how they perceive they are being led by the manager.
Leader Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.
About the Authors
John Nicholls, Ph.D., is a manager and consultant. He was the creator of the Davos Symposium and served for six years as the first director of the World Economic Forum. He now heads his own consulting firm.