Development of a Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale for Leadership
Technical Report,03 Sep 2015,02 Sep 2017
APTIMA INC WOBURN MA WOBURN United States
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The Army Operating Concept indicates that the Army must be prepared to face diverse threats in the future in which leaders and Soldiers will employ traditional and unconventional strategies in a variety of operational environments. Improving Soldier performance is critical for success in complex environments. Within this larger context, the mission of the U.S. Armys Officer Candidate School OCS is to develop junior Officers who are technically and tactically proficient and capable of leading units that are adaptive and resilient. The current work focused on the development of an observer-based behavioral measure to help instructors more reliably and accurately evaluate the development of leadership attributes and competencies across OCS candidates while in garrison. An iterative process was followed to develop the behavioral anchors, including observations and focus groups with OCS instructors. Preliminary results point to the utility of the measure for assessing leadership in a garrison environment, including integration with self-assessment and peer evaluations and also for training new instructors. The research highlights a potential application for assessing leadership in a field setting.
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