Mindfulness, Character, & Optimism (FREE surveys)

In our work with primarily Leadership Development, Lectica has some great tools.  These include both paid premium assessments and a few free assessments.  These free assessments include the 3 areas of Mindfulness, Character, and Optimism.  You can find these Lectica assessments here.

Why are topics like Mindfulness, Character, or Optimism so useful to Leadership development?  The 1-to-1 relationships of Manager demands good Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and the 1-to-many relationships of Organizational Leaders and Executives demand both EQ and promoting many other factors that bolster Organizational Wellness.  While many Leaders may have the sheer IQ required, they need to continually hone other skillsets- often communication, people, and strategic skills- to excel within their roles.  Moreover, we know that Founders and Executives can be more prone to Personality Disorders and other specific mental health issues, impacting both their own performance and well-being but creating toxicity in the cultures and people surrounding them.

Lectica’s +7COL (Virtuous Cycle of Learning) includes aspects of goal setting, information seeking, application, reflection.  Its 7 Skills areas are: reflectivity, awareness, seeking & evaluating info, making connections, applying knowledge, seeking & working with feedback, recognizing & overcoming built-in biases.  Check out this video to learn more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldG2M1rynU

How well crafted and researched are these tests?  Please feel free to examine the research literature on issues of Validity, Consistency, Reliability, etc, for various Lectica assessments.  Below is only an excerpt.

Dawson, T. L. (2000). Moral reasoning and evaluative reasoning about the good lifeJournal of Applied Measurement, 1, 372-397.
Dawson, T. L. (2002). A comparison of three developmental stage scoring systems. Journal of Applied Measurement, 3, 146-189.
Dawson, T. L. (2003). A stage is a stage is a stage: A direct comparison of two scoring systemsJournal of Genetic Psychology, 164, 335-364.
Dawson, T. L., & Gabrielian, S. (2003). Developing conceptions of authority and contract across the life-span: Two perspectivesDevelopmental Review, 23, 162-218.
Dawson, T. L., Xie, Y., & Wilson, M. (2003). Domain-general and domain-specific developmental assessments: Do they measure the same thing? Cognitive Development18, 61-78.
Dawson, T. L. (2004). Assessing intellectual development: Three approaches, one sequenceJournal of Adult Development, 11, 71-85.
Regression results n r p
The number of LectaTests taken by supervisors predicts their own Lectical growth .19 .01
161 Greater Lectical growth of supervisors predicts higher 360 scores from direct reports. 9 .59 .09
Higher 360 scores for supervisors predict higher average lectical growth of direct reports 10 .60 .07
Higher average Lectical growth of direct reports predicts higher 360 scores from peers 10 .46 .18