Identify & Develop Leadership Potential With Mettl Leadership Assessment Test

Leadership is a vital function in any organization. The leadership team helps provide the organization with the right direction to improve efficiency and achieve goals. Leaders directly impact the employee's productivity, turnover, and organizational morale. They provide clarity of purpose, motivate and guide the organization on a path of success. 

In order to be efective leaders, it is very important to understand the mission and vision of the organization. In the present scenario, companies need leaders who don't shy away from taking risks and motivate their staff to maximize efficiency and address business challenges. In the current competitive world, companies require leaders who are willing to take risks, inspire their team, and make new strategic partnerships to address global challenges.

About the Mercer | Mettl leadership development assessment

The Mercer-Mettl Leadership Development Assessment is a comprehensive and objective assessment that provides insight into leadership styles and a leader's work-oriented personality and helps them increase their overall effectiveness.

This leadership assessment not only highlights the key strengths and weaknesses but also provides a detailed development guide so that candidates can understand how to improve their competence on skills that they lack in. Through this leaderhsip assessment and comprehensive report, candidates would be able to gain insight into behavioral patterns that a leader acquires to influence his/her followers, i.e., the leader's approach to guide his/her subordinates and inspire them to achieve the desired goal.

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Importance of the Mercer-Mettl Leadership Development Assessment

Research on each of the competencies was carefully reviewed in relation to actual case studies to aid in the development of advice. The advice seeks to optimize leadership effectiveness given a high or low score on each of the competency. The report is not designed to change one's personality; rather, it promotes the development of strategies that allow managers and executives to work and manage more effectively, given a set of personality characteristics.

Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • All CXO level roles
  • President/ Vice President/ Director
  • Mid-management level roles
Test Details:

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Test Duration

115 minutes

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NOTE: If required, the test can be offered in other languages as well. Please connect with us for any such requirement.

The assessment includes:

Mettl Personality Map  Assesses the candidate's behavioral competencies required for a leadership role. The Mettl Personality Map is a robust tool which provides comprehensive narration of 28 personality facets critical for work related outcomes. It has strong psychometric properties and has been standardized on a global population.
Mettl Cognitive Skills Assesses a candidate's reasoning and decision making skills. The Cognitive questions are designed to evaluate a candidate's ability to solve novel problems, draw logical inferences and recognize invalid assumptions. 
Leadership Style Survey Assesses the behavioral patterns that a leader acquires to influence his/her followers, i.e., the leader's approach to guide his/her subordinates and inspire them to achieve the desired goal.

Answer to common queries:

What if a person takes a test in a socially desirable manner or manipulates or fakes the responses?

Utmost care has been taken to reduce the probability of individuals trying to present themselves in a socially desirable manner at every stage of the tool development.  The following are some of the steps taken:

  1. The item format of the assessment – the ‘semantic differential’ format – was deliberately selected for the purpose of making it hard for candidates to guess the appropriate response and ‘fake’ in order to increase their scores. The items are presented in a format that requires the individual to consciously think about their preferences and then make a choice between two equally ‘desirable’ statements.

  2. Before beginning the assessment, the candidates are provided with information on the format of the assessment and are told to respond to the items according to their first reactions and not to overthink their responses. Guided by research showing the efficacy of ‘instructional warnings’ they are warned against faking and impression management and told that their assessment reports may be considered invalid if they distort their responses in dishonest ways.

  3. The tool identifies certain patterns of responding and indicates in the report, if the candidate has attempted to respond to the assessment in an appropriate or a socially desirable manner.   

Is it possible to map an organization's competency framework to your assessments?

Yes, it is possible. We can build a customized assessment for your organization, taking into account your organization’s unique needs and accordingly determine the combination of behaviors that determine success in your organization’s context. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

How do we determine the thresholds for the proficiency levels for a norm group?

The thresholds for the proficiency levels are based on the normal probability distribution of scores for a particular norm group.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

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