Succession planning for leadership positions plays an important role for the future business of any company. Leaders have not only to have a strategic view, good management skills and the necessary technical knowledge. With their behavior they also determine the motivation of their teams and employees, and with that finally the productivity and profitability of the whole organization.
Leaders have to give an example, they need to show initiative and have to be efficient. In a continuously changing business environment leaders need also to be open to new experiences, and they must show willingness to change. Emotional intelligence and critical self reflection combined with integrity will yield to mutual respect of their people, and result in a high acceptance for necessary business decisions.
Only with the right values behind people driving their behavior, the most important pre-condition for a successful leadership is met.
But how to assess these values?
NEO-select personality test is a tool to get a better insight in the different strengths of individuals. The test is developed based on the model of the big five dimensions of personality, and is conducted as a self-reporting assessment. Using a combination of selected facets in these dimensions, a ranking of leadership values is derived. It will give the person a better insight in his or her behavior, and the driving forces behind it.
The test is not equivalent to the commercial inventory on which it is based, the NEO PI-R™, but it is constructed from the public domain IPIP items, assembled by Dr. Lewis R. Goldberg.
The inventory does not reveal hidden, secret information. The five dimensions (broad domains) cover normal differences in personality that should be obvious to people who know the person well. NEO-select is designed to complement other assessments of job suitability, as for example the Harrison Innerview or others.