DLS Developmental Leadership Scale

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Developmental leadership scale

Grace and power go hand in hand, and leadership is the difference between proportion


Kang Shi Teng Assessment Center X China Europe International Business School Management – Dr. Wang Anzhi

The study finds that the two leadership planes, authoritarian and benevolent, must exist at the same time in order to be effective under the premise of developing subordinates.


DLS Developmental Behavior Scale

  • The respondent’s score will be compared to the parent group’s score to calculate the relative high and low position of the respondent’s score in the parent group. In order to depict the leadership types of leaders in different situations, and predict possible bottlenecks and suggestions for future development.

The corresponding behaviors of the four situations are displayed

Key Situations & Corresponding Behaviors


Strict management

Carry out clear rewards and punishments, but give them another chance, and ask their subordinates to continue to complete the task in strict accordance with the instructions

Subordinate reactions?


Proactive guidance

Take the initiative to eliminate the factors that are not even aware of the growth of the subordinates, but hinder their growth, and plan the future development for the subordinates

Subordinate reactions?


Pursuit of excellence

We do not lower our standards due to changes in the situation, and require our subordinates to do their best, and at the same time provide necessary assistance to develop the potential of our subordinates

Subordinate reactions?


Lead by example

Take responsibility, stand up at critical moments, use practical actions as a model and example, and ask subordinates to follow

Subordinate reactions?

90 measurements

Ensure that the results and responses are “anonymous” and not related to individual performance

There are two important types of information available:

  1. Type of Leadership
  2. People and I are different

Testing process

Measurement process

  • Supervisors have been working with subordinates for more than 6 months
  • Inaugural Meeting
  • Assessment briefing
  • System faces

Fill in the online assessment

1. Maintain the smooth operation of the system

2. Regularly track the status of the fill-in

3. Send reminder letters

4. Close the answering system after the deadline

  • Report production
  • Report interpretation meeting
  • Corporate Briefings

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