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Leadership That Matters by Molly G. Sashkin, Marshall Sashkin

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Appendix

TWO

Development of The Leadership Profile1

Our primary measure of leadership that matters is a questionnaire that asks about a leader’s behavior. It is usually completed by the leader and by several observers. The first version, published in 1984, assessed behaviors in five areas. It also measured followers’ feelings of charisma toward the leader. Five items measured each of the five behavior dimensions. There were a total of six scales and thirty items. We expanded this questionnaire to ten scales, adding scales to assess four dimensions of leadership defined by Bowers and Seashore.2 This fifty-item leadership assessment was published in 1985 as the Leader Behavior Questionnaire (LBQ).

Over the next ten years we continued to develop ...

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