The Leadership Profiler is intended to gather information for the development of leaders. It is focused on understanding people’s leadership behaviors in practice, so that improvements can be made that will make them more effective in future.
Very explicitly, the Leadership Profiler is a learning tool, not an assessment instrument that can be used to judge and reward. As such, it can be used well in the following ways:
As part of a training. The Leadership Profiler can be used in leadership development programs as a feedback tool for the participants. The report indicates a person’s strengths and improvement areas, while also highlighting differences in perceptions between various respondents, as well as differences in perceptions between the respondents and the focal leader.
As part of a coaching relationship. During individual coaching sessions the Leadership Profiler report can provide invaluable insight into the strengths and pitfalls of a leader and help to focus on areas of improvement.
As part of an organizational analysis. The Leadership Profiler can provide a more detailed understanding of the perceptions of team members with regard to the leader, thus surfacing potential areas of strength, but also of dissatisfaction and conflict.