Select outstanding leadersPerformance Leader Identifier
To thrive in the new “normal”, selecting or promoting leaders who enact the right behaviours is key.
How a leader behaves is just as important as the competencies, skills and experience they bring. Day-to-day behaviour is what maximises performance in a sustainable way – especially in uncertain and highly pressurised times.
The Performance Leader Identifier (PLI) is an evidence-based tool designed for senior and Executive level recruitment and promotion. It is very different to traditional selection tools, assessing proven behaviours, not personality.
“…[Personality tests] account for approximately 5% of an employee’s job success while the other 95% of their performance is unaccounted for by personality.”
Beau Baez, H. (2013) Personality Tests in Employment Selection: Use With Caution, Cornell HR Review
Using the Performance Leader Identifier to enhance your senior and Executive selection and promotion will help you explore whether the individual leads in ways that has the following impacts
We used the PLI to support the recruitment of our Chief Executive position. The selection panel found the feedback report insightful, and led them to ask additional questions that brought additional depth to their discussions with the candidates.
The candidates reported finding completing the questionnaire challenging and led them to reflect on their behaviours. We will be using the PLI as our preferred profiling tool to support future Executive selection processes.
Key benefits of the PLI for selection or promotion:
Assesses behaviour, not personality
Full range model: from emotional intelligence to strategic focus
Designed for senior & Executive leaders
Easy to interpret report
Interview questions included
Evidence-based leadership model
Reduces bias in selection & promotion
Based on an inclusive leadership model, research shows the PLI dimensions reduces bias & creates a fairer process for diverse candidates.
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Update your approach with behaviour, not personality
Well-researched, contemporary personality tools are great for getting underneath a candidate’s preferences and aptitude for a role.
However, they do not assess the other critical part of leadership – releasing the potential of the leader’s teams and maximising organisational performance beyond themselves as an individual.
The Performance Leader Identifier provides you with an effective and refreshingly different approach, assessing behaviours rather than personality traits.
Its foundation is Real World Group’s uniquely proven Engaging Transformational Leadership model.
Clearly presented candidate profile
The Performance Leader Identifier provides you with an easy to interpret profile for the individual.
This shows which leadership behaviours they enact most and least often, which have been normed against a large comparison group.
The graphs illustrate that Chris is more likely to enact:
- Inspiring Vision
- Decision & Risk-taking Confidence
- Networking Influence
Chris is less likely to enact:
- Genuine Concern for Others
- Available and Approachable
- Valuing Others’ Contributions
Ensuring leader openness
The Performance Leader Identifier uses ipsative (or “forced-choice”) questions. Given that all of the statements describe positive leadership behaviours, candidates have to be honest in their self-assessment as it is not possible to “skew” the results in a way that creates a more favourable impression than is accurate.
We also provide you with suggested interview questions which enable you to understand their leadership approach more fully, and the ways in which they enact their leadership in practice.
Maximum value for both you and your candidates
The Performance Leader Identifier generates two separate reports, included at one price.
Both provide you and candidate with:
- A clear summary of their leadership profile
- Guidance on the likely impact of their behaviour on the organisation and your people
- Advice on how they could enhance their leadership in future
Simple, no-cost accreditation
Becoming accredited to use the Performance Leader Identifier is simple. As it assesses behaviour rather than personality, and the findings are fully interpreted for you, Level A and B qualifications are not necessary.
Accreditation is free and conducted online. It can be undertaken at a time and place of your choice.
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Using the PLI as a coaching tool for current leaders
The Performance Leader Identifier is designed so that it can also be used as a self-assessment tool to develop leaders already in your organisation.
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