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Leadership Assessments for Individuals, Teams & OrganisationsThe Leadership Circle Profile

The Leadership Circle Profile is designed to accelerate leadership effectiveness beyond traditional competency-based approaches. For rapid and lasting results, it is crucial that organisations help leaders gain deeper insight into their behaviour and what is driving it. Based on a rigorous Leadership Competency Framework, the Leadership Circle Profile™ is the only 360 degree competency assessment that simultaneously provides focused competency feedback while revealing the underlying assumptions that are causing a leader’s pattern of strengths and limitations. The Leadership Circle Profile helps leaders understand the relationship between how they habitually think, how they behave, and, more importantly, how all this impacts their current level of leadership effectiveness. Once this awareness is established, leadership development can proceed. Without it, change rarely happens.

Insight that Accelerates Effectiveness

While most 360 degree assessments tell you only what is or is not contributing to a leader’s effectiveness, the Leadership Circle Profile also tells you “why” this is so. It gives the leader causational insight into what is happening beneath the surface. This powerful difference puts The Leadership Circle Profile in a class of its own. The Leadership Circle Profile is the only 360 degree profile that measures both competency and underlying assumptions and it does so in two primary leadership domains: Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies.

Two Domains of Leadership

Creative competencies are well-researched competencies that measure how leaders achieve results, bring out the best in others, lead with vision, enhance development, act with integrity, and encourage and improve organisational systems.

Reactive tendencies are leadership behaviours that emphasise caution over creating results, self-protection over productive engagement and aggression over building alignment. These self-limiting behaviours overemphasise the focus on gaining the approval of others, protecting oneself, and getting results through high control tactics.

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The Leadership Circle Profile then integrates this information so that key opportunities for development immediately rise to the surface. Most importantly, the Leadership Circle Profile is unique because it reveals a leader’s operating system–the internal assumptions or beliefs that guide behaviour in both domains. Using this approach increases the inner awareness that correspondingly affects outward behaviour. This system allows managers to see how their inner world translates into effective or ineffective leadership. 

While the original Leadership Circle Profile (TLC P) is designed for upper management and senior leaders, there is a new edition for Managers (TLC ME) for those who are in less complex roles than those of senior leaders.  Click here to review the difference between the Leadership TLC and the TLC Management Edition.

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Leadership Circle Profile Manager Edition
Who Should Take this Assessment? Those with primary responsibility for:- • Articulating the organization’s overarching direction (including purpose, vision of the preferred future, strategies for accomplishing purpose and vision, organizational goals, key metrics, values, etc. • Designing and evolving the organizational system (including new structures, policies, etc.) Those with primary responsibility for:- • Deployment and execution of the overarching direction (including translating it into a localized framework of purpose, vision, strategies, goals, and metrics for their level of responsibility; managing execution) • Managing performance • Attracting and retaining talent • Bridging the communication gap between senior leadership and the front line • Working within existing structures, policies, etc.

 Enhance your business performance

Effective leadership outperforms ineffective leadership, which is why we think leadership is a primary competitive advantage and strategic priority. The effectiveness of the leadership system in an organisation determines, to a large degree, the organisation’s performance, especially in volatile and uncertain business environments. Now there is an assessment that measures the health of your leadership system—the culture of leadership in your organisation. The Leadership Culture Survey is the most comprehensive assessment available to diagnose the overall health and effectiveness of the leadership in your organisation.TLC Culture-Survey-Graphic-350

Get an “MRI” of Your Leadership Culture

The Leadership Culture Survey provides a powerful “MRI” of your leadership culture. The survey can be utilised with your entire organisation or can target a leadership team, executive group or board.  The Leadership Culture Survey is one means of exploring executive team dynamics. This survey reveals valuable data, informing you how your people view their current leadership culture, and compares that reality to the optimal culture they desire. The “gap” between the current culture and desired culture, instantly reveals key opportunities for leadership development. The Leadership Culture Survey also measures how your leadership culture compares to that of other organisations. A Leadership Culture Survey will:

  • Establish a compelling rational for change
  • Focus leadership development efforts
  • Delineate cultural challenges associated with acquisitions, mergers and restructuring plans

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Facilitating Success, experts in Organisational Development, are happy to offer a free consultation to discuss how you can incorporate TLC diagnostics and frameworks, to build an integrated strategy to enhance your leadership capability, creating a culture of leadership excellence.

Data & images sourced from www.theleadershipcircle.com