Global6Most competency-based assessments assume that there is a specific set of universal skills, knowledge and attitudes that leaders need to be successful. The truth is that people develop their views of effective leadership through socialization and observing role models of good and bad leaders. And this can vary depending on the cultural, geographic and social context.

A new 360-degree tool from CCL — the Global6 — allows raters to indicate what is most important for effective leadership, giving leaders the chance to understand how others view their effectiveness in a global context.

As with other 360s, the Global6 allows leaders to have a boss, peers, direct reports and other key raters complete the assessment (Internet-based and requiring only 15 or 20 minutes). Each rater gives feedback on specific behaviors — but also ranks those behaviors in terms of importance.

The assessment report compares the raters’ expectations of ideal leadership with their perceptions of the effectiveness of the person being rated. The unique reporting format provides suggestions for to “do more” or “do less” of specific behaviors. It also provides feedback broken out by rater region.

The assessment is based on research provided by the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) study and measures six global leadership dimensions:

  1. Hierarchical: The degree to which a leader influences others by formal status, authority or position power.
  2. Autonomous: The degree to which a leader is independent, individualistic or self-reliant.
  3. Humane-Oriented: The degree to which a leader is supportive, compassionate, considerate and generous. It has to do with being humble and concerned about the well-being of others.
  4. Participative: The degree to which a leader shares power and allows others to take part in decision-making and take actions based on decisions made.
  5. Charismatic: The degree to which a leader inspires others around a vision or values, motivates his/her followers and maintains high performance expectations.
  6. Team-Oriented: The degree to which a leader effectively builds and manages teams that work together to achieve a common goal; emphasizes the growth of the team; and instills pride, loyalty and cohesion among team members.

These dimensions measure leadership characteristics in their broadest sense, and in the way that a wide range of people might describe a leader’s behavior, attitudes and skills. The end result is feedback that is relevant and tailored to a leader’s real-world situation — and the opportunity to adjust and improve in ways that have the greatest impact.

To support and strengthen the impact of your Global6 initiative, CCL offers a range of services, including:

  • Project Planning and Design
  • Orientation Briefing
  • Facilitator Certification Training
  • Feedback Facilitation Workshop
  • Development Planning Workshop
  • Evaluation Services

To order or learn more, go to, e-mail or call +1 336 545 2810.

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