In this article the authors argue that firms need to develop “Authentic Visionary Leaders” by using the Leadership Style Inventory (LSI) and matching the results with specific job requirements.
To be effective and successful in any leadership position, an individual must fit the demands of a particular position, as well as its leadership requirements. Organizations and individuals can use the LSI to identify leadership styles and match employees to key positions that drive organizational and individual performance. Employees with strong potential can then be enrolled in leadership development programs that enhance their potential, hone their leadership skills, and place them in appropriate positions of authority. By using the LSI to gauge not only the leadership style but the dominant leadership pattern with the organizational position, organizations can develop Authentic Visionary Leaders at every level.
Authors: Connie James PhD, Richard Mann PhD, V. Seshan PhD
Source: Graziadio Business Report