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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 Diverse and Successful 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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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 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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Leadership Assessment Competencies Under Scanner

Leadership Assessment


Leading the business

This section of the Leadership Assessment assesses candidates' abilities in setting a vision for the future, working across boundaries and developing strategic relationships, making critical decisions to adapt to and handle the evolving challenges of the business world, and leading the organization successfully.

Strategic thinking

Under this section, candidates are required to demonstrate their tendency to think long term, looking at the broader perspective, building shared visions with others, formulating strategies to achieve the organization’s vision, and their ability to focus their energy and resources on effective strategy executions.

Leveraging networks

This section of the Online Leadership Assessment evaluates candidates' tendency to build networks and alliances across boundaries and build strategic relationships that they can leverage effectively to achieve common goals.

Critical decision-making

This part of the assessment evaluates candidates' ability to consider all available data, derive conclusions based on logical reasoning and evidence, solve problems, and make critical decisions.

Accelerating innovation and orchestrating change

This section assesses candidates on their ability to think innovatively and foster a culture of constant innovation and experimentation. Candidates should also showcase their ability to manage change, ensuring that the organization can stay relevant in changing times.

Fostering innovation

Candidates are also required to demonstrate their tendency to approach problems differently. This section of the Leadership Assessment analyzes candidates' ability to think outside the box, strive for innovation, foster a culture of innovation, etc.

Navigating ambiguity

Under this section, candidates must demonstrate their ability to efficiently handle ambiguous and unpredictable situations and manage their work even if they do not have all the essential details of the task.

Change management

Candidates are assessed on their skills to communicate the rationale and need behind an imminent change while ensuring all stakeholders are comfortable with it. Candidates should also be able to minimize complexities or reduce their impact to streamline the change process.

Leading by example

The Leadership Assessment also assesses candidates' tendency to seek knowledge, openness to feedback, and ability to stay focused in adverse situations while effectively managing their emotions.

Learning orientation

Candidates should demonstrate a tendency to internalize a learning mindset, consistently seeking new opportunities to learn. They should also be open to feedback and able to reflect on past experiences to learn from their successes and failures.


Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to stay focused in uncertain or adverse scenarios and manage difficult situations, effectively managing themselves and their emotions.

Building diverse and successful teams

This test section analyzes the candidate's tendency to promote diversity and collaboration and whether they can effectively coach and mentor team members, helping them develop, grow, and become future leaders.

Developing teams

This section of the Leadership Assessment assesses candidates' ability to focus on their team members' growth and development by identifying their strengths and areas for improvement. Candidates should be able to create tailored learning opportunities for their team members.

Fostering diversity and collaboration

Under this section, candidates are evaluated on their tendency to value diversity and inclusion and whether they can successfully lead a team of diverse individuals. Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to create a collaborative, inclusive team culture and leverage diversity to work efficiently.

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