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Leadership Skills Assessment Tests


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Strengthen performance with leadership skills assessments and tests that feature proven, customized training programs and tools. The Leadership Skills Assessments from Edge Training, Inc. provide you with comprehensive skills analyses of your organization and help you uncover areas of improvement that can boost leader performance and help increase ROI.


Our knowledge-based skills assessment tests utilize a multiple-choice format to measure the participant’s knowledge of the key behaviors anchoring the competencies being assessed. Each question has a preferred answer and three “incorrect” answers. Each question measures the participant’s knowledge of a specific behavior. These behaviors directly correlate to the core competencies of each assessment.


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Leadership Skills Assessment Test Format


Our knowledge-centric assessment instruments are criterion validated using assessment center technologies and are proven reliable based on extensive intra-item correlation studies completed. What exactly does that mean?



The results of these assessments are incredibly reliable and they can be trusted when considering performance reviews, goal-setting, and more.


Leadership Skills Assessments offer the advantage of:

  • Mapping your organizational competencies and job roles to statistically validated behavioral anchors.
  • Analyzing skill gaps throughout your organization.
  • Designing custom learning plans to boost productivity.
  • Improving business productivity.
  • Determining high-potential leaders within your organization.
  • Optimizing the potential of your personnel


Edge Custom-Designed Leadership Skills Assessments & Tests


Leveraging many years of training leaders, Edge has created assessments, tests and other tools that are commonly leveraged by HR departments. These tools allow companies to get started with leadership training quickly and effectively. Customized elements can also be added to these training tools and packages.



Knowledge for Leaders


Knowledge for Leaders


KnowlEDGE for Leaders is a statistically validated, scenario-based assessment that is designed to measure what leaders know (and need to know) about effective leadership behavior.


These behaviors directly correlate to eight core leadership competencies, which were identified through research and surveys of over 5,000 managers and employees as being critically important to a leader's success.


KnowlEDGE for Leaders has been proven valid and reliable in pinpointing leadership strengths and potential training needs. By citing deficiencies, this assessment can help your organization streamline your development efforts, as well as strengthen your career, succession, and needs analysis planning programs quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.


Who is this good for? Primary audiences include executives, managers, and first line leaders.


What competencies are measured?


  • Coaching & Counseling
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Influence & Negotiation
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Conflict
  • Performance Management
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Setting Goals & Standards


Click to view a Sample Report of Knowledge for Leaders


Leatherman Leadership Questionnaires


Leatherman Leadership Questionnaires


The Leatherman Leadership Questionnaire (LLQ and LLQ2) is a knowledge-based skills assessment tool that measures a participant's knowledge of effective leadership behavior.


The LLQ is the most valid and reliable instrument of its kind, testing 27 leadership skill areas and providing sub-scores for each area as well as a composite score. It measures what your leaders know, not what they think they know, thus saving training time and dollars by providing an accurate picture of strengths and needs.


Many of our clients want to use the LLQ but don't want to test in all 27 leadership task areas. We have designed shorter versions of the LLQ, selecting the most critical task areas for some of the most common needs. To assess your pre-supervisors or front-line supervisors, you could choose the LLQ Front-line Supervisor Select. For your middle management, you could choose the LLQ Middle Management Select.


Or, if you want to create your own LLQ instrument, picking just those task areas critical to your needs or curriculum, you could request the LLQ Customized Select. Since these custom assessments utilize the same questions and choices, in the same order as the full instrument, the comparative data to the population that has completed the assessment to date remains valid.




LLQ


Primary Audience: Executives, Managers and First-Line Leaders


Competencies Measured:

  • Assigning Work
  • Career Counseling
  • Coaching Employees
  • Conducting Employee Meetings
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals
  • Conducting Selection Interviews
  • Conducting Termination Interviews
  • Counseling on Attendance, Performance and Work Habits
  • Dealing with Employee Conflicts
  • Delegating
  • Establishing Performance Standards
  • Giving Positive Feedback
  • Handling Emotional Situations
  • Handling Employee Complaints
  • Handling Employee Grievances
  • Helping an Employee Make Decisions
  • Helping an Employee Manage Time
  • Making Presentations to Employees
  • Managing Change
  • Negotiating
  • One-on-one Oral Communication
  • One-on-one Training
  • Persuading/Influencing Employees
  • Problem Solving with Employees
  • Setting Goals and Objectives, Planning with Employees
  • Taking Disciplinary Action
  • Team Building



LLQ2


Primary Audience: Executives, Managers and First-Line Leaders


Competencies Measured:

  • Assigning Work
  • Building and Maintaining Trust and Loyalty
  • Coaching Employees
  • Conducting Employee Meetings
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals
  • Conducting Selection Interviews
  • Counseling Problem Employees
  • Delegating
  • Establishing Performance Standards
  • Ethics in the Organization
  • Giving Positive Feedback
  • Handling Emotional Situations
  • Helping an Employee Make Decisions
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Conflicts and Grievances
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • One-on-one Communication
  • One-on-one Training
  • Organizational Culture
  • Persuading/Influencing Employees
  • Problem solving with Employees
  • Project Management
  • Setting Goals and Objectives, Planning with Employees
  • Taking Disciplinary Action
  • Team Building
  • Vision and Strategic Planning



Click to learn more about the Leatherman Leadership Questionnaires



Financial Knowledge for Decision Makers


Financial Knowledge for Decision Makers


Business decisions are often guided by the effect the decisions will have on the organization's financial position. Therefore, effective decision makers must know and understand basic finance and accounting principles.


This skills assessment tool will assess employee and leader strengths in financial decision-making, pinpoint possible training and education needs, and further identify and develop the financial skills necessary to succeed.


Who is this good for? Primary audiences include Executives, Managers, First-Line Leaders and more.


What competencies are measured?

  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Break-even Analysis
  • Capital Budget Decision Analysis


The basic version of this assessment utilizes 50 multiple-choice questions, the advanced version utilizes 80 questions.


Click to learn more about the Financial Knowledge Assessments



Other Common Leadership Skills Assessments Include:


Knowledge for Teams


Whether a team has only recently been formed or has worked together for some time, it's members need to invest time and training in building comfortable relationships and strong foundations for joint work.


By training with their peers, your employees will benefit from knowledge sharing on the same six core competencies assessed in the KnowlEDGE for Teams Assessment. Everybody increases their abilities, job roles become more clearly defined, and a uniform standard for efficiency and effectiveness is established.


Who is this good for? Primary audiences include Team Members, Individual Contributors and Administrative Staff.


What competencies are measured?


  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Change
  • Coaching


Learn more about Knowledge for Teams


Knowledge for Sales


Most sales managers know it when they see it – the X factor that makes for a great salesperson. But defining and developing "X" is one of the most difficult tasks managers are faced with. While some people seem to have innate sales abilities, most develop effective and balanced sales competencies through training, coaching and practice.


By citing employee deficiencies as well as strengths, the KnowlEDGE for Sales Assessment will help your organization implement meaningful strategies to enhance the current level of sales performance, making the X factor a reality for your sales staff.


Who is this good for? Outside Sales Professionals and Managers.


What competencies are measured?


  • Closing
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Customer Service
  • Ethics
  • Handling Objections
  • Identifying Needs
  • Planning
  • Prospecting
  • Sales Presentations


Learn more about Knowledge for Sales



Custom Leadership Skills Assessments


Edge Training Systems has extensive experience with customized assessments. We have customized skills assessment tests for a wide variety of clientele.


Experienced professionals at Edge will review your competency model and develop a leadership assessment program based on the competencies and desired behaviors for the target audience. We have a vast database of questions to choose from and have talented and experienced authors for when additional development of questions is needed.


Whether you have already developed your assessment items and are just looking for a partner to collect and report data or you are looking for a partner to develop a skills assessment program from scratch for you, Edge Training has the experience to complete the job in a cost-effective and timely manner.


For more information call 1-800-305-2025 or click here to use our online form today.