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Online Leadership Assessment to Measure Crucial Leadership Skills: Assessment for Better Leadership Hiring

Leadership is an essential function of the management that helps enhance productivity by bringing out the best in others. Driving organizational success by achieving goals, making risky and tough decisions, surpassing the competition, and motivating team members to perform their best are just some of many important functions of the leadership in any company. Influential leaders devise unique ways for their teams to work in a concerted manner and achieve goals collectively.

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Influential leaders help in unleashing the full potential of their organization. They implement powerful strategies and provide specific directives that yield fruitful results. Leadership skills test measures candidates’ ability to assign authority and task, plan and implement individuals’ development plans, provide valuable feedback and guidance, and convince others to follow their ideas and techniques.

The difference between success and failure of a business unit or organization is often dependent on leadership. It is often confused with extraversion and is hard to judge objectively. This assessment helps organizations identify a leader's strengths and develop breakthrough leadership by mapping it to four functions critical to leadership effectiveness in an organization: Lead by Example, Build High Performing Teams, Accelerate Innovation & Orchestrate Change, and Lead Business, along with 10 competencies. The Mettl Leadership Assessment helps identify the dominant leadership style for determining the fitment for a role or organization.

Rather than conforming to a particular leadership style, this leadership test follows a holistic approach of assessing leadership competencies by including questions of on an evidence based model of personality and cognitive skills that assess a candidate's leadership potential. This pre-employment screening test will help you recognize potential leaders who have a particular interest in guiding and inspiring others to achieve the organization's goals.

These future leaders will be able to align the company's requirements with the aspirations and expertise of their team members to produce impeccable results, come what may. Great leaders practice what they preach and provide a space for people to share ideas, discuss problem areas, and take ownership of their work.

Excellent leaders have a bit of inclination combined with acquired skills that distinguish them as good leaders. While some individuals do not possess a natural tendency to lead a group, others need a head start by taking up training courses. The following assessment will evaluate a person's leadership skills and style to determine whether he/she possesses the personality traits and skills that are crucial for good leaders.

Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • All CXO level roles
  • President/ Vice President/ Director
  • Mid-management level roles
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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 SkillsAssesses 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 SurveyAssesses 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.

Leadership Competency Framework

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Competency Under Scanner

Leading Change
Leading People
Result Driven
Building Coalitions
Basic Competencies



Displaying a tendency to consider new and unconventional ideas and solutions at the workplace.

Innovation Management

Demonstrating an ability to design and implement new programs/processes by being innovative and bringing in new insights to situations.

External Awareness

Displaying a tendency to update oneself with the company policies and new trends that may impact the organization.

Openness to change

Displaying a tendency to adjust one's own behaviours to work efficiently and effectively in light of new information, changing situations and/or different environments.

Stress Tolerance

Demonstrating an ability to function effectively when under pressure and maintaining self-control in the face of adverse circumstances.

Strategic Thinking

Demonstrating an ability to generate business insights and opportunities in a meticulous and systematic manner.


Demonstrating an ability to develop a vision and lead the team towards the achievement of the vision.

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