Leadership Versatility Index 360
The Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) is the thinking manager’s 360° survey. Whilst measuring deficiencies in management, the LVI’s 360 framework also highlights a manager’s strengths that can become weaknesses – overdoing it, be it talking too much, pushing too hard, delegating too much and so on. The new rating scale (shown below) captures what manager’s do too little of (underdoing it), what they do too much of (overdoing it) and also optimal performance (the right amount). Uniquely, the LVI identifies lopsidedness in management through the most basic pairs of opposing dimensions in leadership, for example takes charge versus empowers. Combine this with the Hogan instruments to gain powerful insights into leadership and performance. After all, ‘Who you are, is how you lead’.
Towards Better Assessment of LeadersRob Kaiser, Co-developer of the Leadership Versatility Index “The standard approach to providing leaders with developmental feedback could be greatly enhanced by making better use of what we know about leadership. For instance, since the study of derailment and what gets successful leaders in trouble, we have known that “strengths can become weaknesses.” However, 360 surveys usually rely on the five-point scale, where “more is better”—and they fail to distinguish when leaders do a lot of something, versus when they overdo it.