Discovering the Leader in You: A Guide to Realizing Your Personal Leadership Potential, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2011
Sara N. King, David G. Altman and Robert J. Lee
Many executives find themselves in leadership roles by default and then discover they are just not personally suited to them. Through examples, exercises, and research results, this book offers an intentional way for leaders, and those who aspire to be, to match leadership roles with their personal preferences and capabilities.
In my programs and coaching, I often use assessments to help provide customized information to participants about key topics such as influence, political skill, work life balance, leadership strengths and development areas. In this section, you will find a link to a few assessments that you might want to use.
WorkLife Indicator is a self-assessment that measures an individual's approach for managing the boundaries between work and family. The integrated individual feedback report and development planning guide provide concrete strategies and tips to increase effectiveness and engagement. Developed in partnership with Ellen Ernst Kossek, Ph.D., WorkLife Indicator provides the information and tools individuals need to move forward towards a more productive and sustainable way of managing boundaries between work and family. (Click to learn more about the WorkLife Indicator)
The Influence Style Indicator® is an individual assessment designed to identify a preferred influencing style and give insight into styles that may be used more effectively in rapidly changing environments. The Influence Style Indicator® explores five identified styles and helps participants recognize these styles in themselves and others to maximize their effectiveness. (Click to learn more about the Influence Style Indicator)