Survey of Leadership Practices (SLP)
Application: Leadership development programs for managers and staff professionals.
Audience: Any professional responsible for initiating and leading change.
Respondents: Self, Manager, Peers, Direct Reports
Questions: 85 questions, 3 open-ended
Leadership Practices (SLP) provides feedback on a leaders ability to initiate and manage change. To be successful, leaders in this role must contribute to an organization’s sustained business growth. Leaders should be effective in gaining support and buy-in for new ideas, and are also responsible for bringing positive change to those with whom they work. The SLP measures the leadership competencies that are vital to personal and professional growth and the success of the organization.
The SLP Task Cycle®
I. ENTREPRENEURIAL VISION
Finding creative solutions and taking informed risks.
II. LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE
Being sensitive to others’ reactions to change and encouraging participation.
III. GAINING COMMITMENT
Fostering an empowering, team-driven environment and constructively impacting outcomes.
IV. MONITORING PERSONAL IMPACT
Openness to others’ feedback regarding performance.
Setting performance standards, exhibiting dynamic energy, demonstrating perseverance and determination, and appropriately utilizing authority to get results.
VI. RECOGNIZING PERFORMANCE
Recognizing the contributions of others.
Effectiveness/Outcomes, Coping With Stress, Trustworthiness, Temporary Sources of Power and Lasting Sources of Power are leveraged through the mastery of Task Cycle phases.
The Task Cycle is a validated organizing tool that can help leaders know where to focus their development. It is presented as a logical sequence of events, with each phase contributing to achieving the final goal. A leader’s performance across the Task Cycle phases is predictive of how others perceive their impact on the organization.
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