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Leadership Skills

Soft Skills
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The Leadership Skills Test is a tool meant to measure job candidates' ability to lead. The test consists of questions that ask candidates to self-evaluate their skills in various leadership activities. These skills include making decisions for a group, taking charge of a situation, and giving speeches. The test is designed to help employers identify the most qualified candidates for leadership positions.

The Leadership Skills Test at a glance

When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.

Example question : Candidates rate how well they can perform a set of activities on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of an activity: "Lead a group of people".

Response time: 2 minutes.

Result: An easy-to-interpret score that is benchmarked against hundreds of other candidates!

This test is backed by real science

The Leadership Skills Test is a tool that was originally developed as part of the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI). The BESSI is the most recent and exhaustive inventory to measure soft skills. It was developed by leading personality researchers, Christopher Soto and Brent Roberts. The BESSI has been proven to predict important life outcomes.  It was developed using self-report and observer-report data from thousands of adolescents and adults.

If you are looking for candidates with strong leadership skills, then administering the Leadership Skills Test is a valid and reliable tool to identify potential candidates.

If you are interested in the science behind the BESSI, start with this scientific publication.

The qualities of a candidate with high test scores

A person's Leadership Skills Test score is a predictor of how well they will perform in leadership roles at work. Individuals who score high on the test typically have no problem leading groups of people, making decisions for those groups, taking charge of situations, and giving speeches. They also tend to be very convincing when trying to get others to follow their lead. Therefore, if you are looking to hire someone who will excel in a leadership position within your company, you should definitely consider candidates with high scores on the Leadership Skills Test.

Examples of roles that would be an optimal fit for a high-scoring candidate:

Chief Executives. Chief executives typically need to excel in leading larger groups of people.

First-Line Supervisor . First line supervisors constantly need to make decisions for a group of people.

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