Where did you come up with the particular
leadership competencies you measure?
Extensive research of the major streams of leadership and psychology
literature over the last century. There is broad agreement on the
stance and the competencies that give rise to effective leadership.
Is this Profile statistically valid?
Yes. Extensive psychometric analysis over a six-year
period has gone into the development of The Leadership Circle
Profile (TLCP) 360 degree assessment. It is statistically valid in every way that validity
Can we use this profile as part of our
Performance Appraisal Process?
No. TLCP has been designed to catalyze developmental
learning. Because this tool measures internal beliefs structures,
and therefore produces more powerful and vulnerable information,
treating the results confidentially is of highest priority. Furthermore,
TLCP measures leadership abilities and is not designed
to measure the kind of on-the-job performance that is tracked in
a performance review process. We do recommend that the participating
manager seek-out feedback about their results and that he/she include
what they have been learning from the Profile in conversations with
If I'm going to have my entire management
team complete Profiles on each other, won't we overload each of
us with requests for feedback?
Each profile takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
If you have 10 members of your team requesting feedback, you will
spend a little over three hours completing Profiles. For busy people,
this is a lot of time. To help with this we have designed the survey
taking process whereby, if you do not have time to finish at one
sitting, you can come back and pick up where you left off. This
allows maximum flexibility in completing profiles. Providing good
feedback is one of a manager’s most important jobs. The
Leadership Circle Profile 360 degree assessment helps you do this well.
Will you tell me who gave me what scores?
No. The feedback provided is completely confidential.
We take this very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we do
not report-out scores from any breakout group if less than 3 people
provide data. There is only one exception—your boss. Your
boss's job is to develop you, and giving feedback is part of
that responsibility. You will receive feedback directly from
your boss and anyone you specify as your bosses boss. All other
scores will be reported as group averages and you will not know
who said what.-