This data is from people who have taken the assessment before one of our onsite or online leadership training programs through January 31, 2022.
Here, we examine the results from the self-reported Supervisor (11% of the population) and Manager (45% of the population) level participants. They are presented together because their results are very similar.
In this analysis, we find the Supervisors are below the population average on all nine dimensions. These leaders are not embracing or even knowing their innate qualities that will define their leadership potential. They are also not practicing any form of leadership process. Supervisors are still very early in their leadership career. They most likely performed well enough as a Manager and were promoted to Supervisor, with little regard for their leadership abilities. Organizations must recognize this critical point in their career and provide them with the leadership development support they need. Additionally, by using a tool such as the LIA, the organization can better assess how well they will perform as a leader going forward and identify areas for improvement.
The Managers are also at or below the population average on all nine dimensions. Ironically, they are closer to the population average than the Supervisor level as indicated by the smaller gap across all nine dimensions. This is probably because as new leaders they are very open to learning about being a good manager and there typically is some support in the organization from more senior leaders and peers to help them begin their leadership journey.