LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL – KLF

Hiring mistakes have far-reaching consequences, especially for managers. A thorough diagnosis of leadership potential is therefore indispensable both in the selection and in the development of managers.

Personality Test with verbal content

48 (short version) / 117 Items

Test without time limit

Processing time: approx. 12 / 30 minutes

Inhouse-test with supervision

Home-test without supervision

Languages:

German, English, Chinese, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, Turkish, Hungarian

other languages on request

Optimized for

desktop, tablet, smartphone

Level
Apprentices
Career starters
Experienced
Management

Persons with high results in this test have the necessary characteristics to lead successfully and the potential to be role models and decision makers to drive performance and success in their area of responsibility.


Dimensions

The personality-psychological prerequisites for successfully mastering leadership tasks comprise 8 aspects, which are also reported back in the short version.


Instructions

The KLF is completed in random order in Likert scale format. Following an introductory instruction, individual job-related statements (items) within the management context are specified, which must be evaluated on a 7-level scale with regard to agreement/disagreement. All items of the item pool are output in random order.

The size of the item pool differs depending on the purpose. The short version with 48 items is typically used in personnel selection, while the long version with 117 items is used in the context of internal potential analyses. In both versions, the same 8 dimensions are measured and reported back.


Theoretical background

Leadership potential in KLF (Key Leadership Factors) corresponds to a compound variable that is implemented as a criteria-oriented personality scale – aimed at describing and predicting differences in relevant (leadership) behaviour. It captures personality traits for which it has been demonstrated to be related to effective leadership in general or specific facets of leadership performance. Compound variables that follow this approach have an increased validity compared to narrower constructions, since they combine homogeneous variables, which correlate with a specific aspect of the criterion and are thus formed in a criteria-oriented manner.

KLF focuses both on determining competence in personnel selection and on the development of executives. The long version enables a differentiated and practical feedback on the eight dimensions, which is explicitly directed to the candidate and focuses on compensation and development.

Psychometric properties

Reliability
α = .96

Construct validity
convergent:
.68 Emotional Stability
.53 Extraversion
.64 Conscientiousness
.28 Openness
.29 Agreeableness (TAKE5)
divergent
-.04 General Intelligence (KAPPA)
.03 Logical Reasoning (SYLLOG) 

Criterion validity
.35 leadership success

Norm basis
N > 5.500

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