What Makes a Leader a GREAT Leader?
|April 13, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Management, News, Research||
In a recent study of traits linked to leadership potential, PsychTests.com (a provider of psychological assessment products and services) identified several skill sets where persons rated as great leaders outperformed peers who were rated as poor leaders. Through analysis and comparison of the assessments, the researchers found that individuals rated as excellent leaders scored higher than their counterparts overall and by the largest margins in the areas of goal setting, motivating others, coaching and problem solving. The high-rated leaders also outperformed the lower-rated group in measurements of extroversion and open-mindedness.
What skills do you consider to be most critical in an “excellent” leader? Should nonprofit organizations use these kind of leadership tests to help identify and develop potential in employees and volunteers?