When the leadership process in a group is effective, three crucial outcomes are produced: direction, alignment, and commitment (DAC). The goal of this project is to create useful and sound measures of DAC in groups.

Scientific Contribution:

  • A validated measure of DAC will enable researchers using this framework to conduct publishable studies and build a cumulative body of empirical knowledge about creating direction, alignment, and commitment in groups.

Application to Leadership Challenges:

  • An easy-to-use DAC measure allows groups and teams to assess whether they have a leadership problem (i.e., a direction, alignment, or commitment problem). Such an assessment is the first step in identifying ways to improve leadership processes in groups.
  • Organizational leadership capacity can be assessed by measuring DAC within groups across the organization, allowing the organization to see where leadership is happening and where it is not.

Connect With Our Team:

Help us develop DAC measures by trying out beta versions in your own organization. Contact Cindy McCauley for more information.