Do your existing employees or new hires have the desire and potential to be future leaders?

Find out their leadership potential with this test.

Leadership Potential for Managers

Do your existing employees or prospective hires have the potential to fill greater leadership roles? Find out their leadership potential with this test.

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The Leadership Potential Test for Managers provides tactical information about your team members for use in succession planning, placement and promotions. This test can be used for either current employees or new hires to give you feedback about their strengths and weaknesses within the context of leadership and managerial abilities. The report is informative and developmental–rather than evaluative–so it can be shared with candidates as well as hiring managers.

When To Use It

The Leadership Potential test should be used to hire or place workers who possess traits that the most successful managers have, such as confidence, stress tolerance, work ethic and strong and persuasive interpersonal communication abilities.

About This Test


This test includes a set of personality dimensions assessing important and functional traits for leader roles across a variety of job industries and settings.


The Leadership Potential Test for Managers will take most individuals 20 – 30 minutes to complete.


A report will be sent to the email associated with your account upon completion. You may elect whether to share this report with the test taker.

Target Group

We recommend using this test when selecting, placing or promoting future managers at any level of the organizational structure.

What the Report Gives You

The Leadership Potential Report provides insights into your employees’ interpersonal style, motivators, and management preferences, as well as strengths, weaknesses and best and worst job fit. You’ll also find helpful information about workplace development presented in language you can share with your employee in one-on-one meetings or group settings.


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Testing Process

RA’s online personality testing can be done from any device with a reliable internet connection. The use of mobile phones is discouraged. Test results are provided immediately via email to the address associated with your account.

For managers
Less Desirable Behaviors Test Content Desirable Behaviors
Uncomfortable In lead roles, easily bullied Assertive Leadership Persuasive, influential, comfortable in lead roles
Fails to live up to promises Conscientiousness Reliable, dependable
Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily Emotional Stability / Resilience Calm, level-headed, handles stress well
Prefers to deal with a small number of people Extroversion Enjoys interacting with a lot of people
More focused on facts, tasks and results than employee feelings or job satisfaction Managerial Human Relations Show an active interest in the opinions and motivations of subordinates; enjoys mentoring and development.
Sticks with tried-and-true approaches, resistant to new ideas Openness Enjoys learning and new ideas, innovative
Gives up easily, tends to find fault easily Optimism Positive about the future, good motivator, perseveres in spite of difficult challenges
Does not stay on top of tasks that have been assigned to others Task Structuring Stays on top of details that have been assigned to others
Prefers working on own Teamwork Enjoys collaborative work
Prefers tasks that impact daily operations Visionary Leadership Visionary Leadership
Does the minimum Work Drive Willing to go the extra mile