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Assessing Leadership Readiness Using Developmental Personality Style: A tool for leadership coaching

KC Best International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2010

This article presents a conceptual application for use in executive and leader development coaching engagements. The Leadership Readiness Index uses developmental personality style theory to establish categories of leadership readiness that can be used during the assessment phase of a coaching relationship. The article begins with an overview of leader development and is followed by a description of developmental personality style theory and its role in the construction of the Leadership Readiness Index. A brief discussion of potential uses for the index within the context of executive/leader coaching is provided. The article concludes with a discussion of the limitations of the index, future research strategies that can be applied to evaluate its viability and a summary of its potential contributions to evidence-based coaching practice.

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