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Leadership Orientation Audit

 Benchmark the state of leadership across your company and empower existing, new, and potential leaders to understand, manage, and grow their leadership skills.  

Why do we need a leadership audit?

Great organizations thrive on great leadership, but reports from the past couple of years show that many organizations struggle to offer leadership opportunities to all, struggle to develop effective midlevel leaders, have success management processes that don’t yield the right leaders at the right time, and lack diversity in leadership boards. 

We created the  Leadership Orientation Audit to help companies achieve two goals:

1) To measure the state of leadership across the company to get a clear and practical overview of leadership strengths and growth opportunities

2) Empower each and every employee to understand and leverage their own leadership strengths and challenges by becoming more self aware

By measuring the State of Leadership companies can better understand how to apply the strengths of their leadership body to current and future challenges. Similarly, the State of Leadership report gives companies an insight about which leadership strengths are not being leveraged to address gaps and needs. 

Empowering each employee to understand their natural leadership orientation is a crucial way to show that everyone can develop into leadership positions and to highlight that your company values each and every individual as a potential leader, which is an essential step in creating more diverse leadership boards and more leadership opportunities for all. 


47% of HR Leaders are prioritizing current and future leadership bench

– Gartner for HR 2021

Less than half (49%) of organizations offer leadership development opportunities to all

2021 Global Culture Report O.C. Tanner Institute

In our nearly five-year research program on the subject, we’ve discovered that although 95% of people think they’re selfaware,
only 10 to 15% actually are.

– Working with People Who Aren’t Self Aware, Tasha Euric

Leadership practices including the prevalent ways of working…haven’t kept pace with the ability to harness large, complex, dynamic networks instead of smaller and slow-changing static ones.

– Augmented Collective Intelligence,

What is a Leadership Orientation Audit?

Qlareti’s Leadership Orientation Audit is a self-reported sixteen question survey constructed based on leadership research that gives each participant an overview of their strengths as well as their growth potential across four core leadership orientations: Task Orientation, Relations Orientation, Change Orientation, External Orientation.

At Qlareti, we spend a lot of time thinking about the psychology of learning and developing tools that are specifically designed to trigger a high level of self reflection. We’ve applied this style of thinking and tooling provide participants with a realistic and practical overview of their leadership orientation.

Each individual Leadership Orientation Audit Report includes a series of recommendations grounded in leadership skills such as team management and decision making to help guide leaders to apply their strengths to the right contexts and how to think about areas that require more attention and self-development.



Task Oriented

The primary purpose of task oriented behaviors is to ensure that people, equipment, and other resources are used in an efficient way to accomplish the mission of a group or organization. Specific component behaviors include planning and organizing work-unit activities, clarifying roles and objectives, monitoring work-unit operations, and resolving work-related problems.

Relations Oriented

Leaders use relations-oriented behaviors to enhance member skills, the leader–member relationship, identification with the work unit or organization, and commitment to the mission. Specific behaviors include supporting, developing, recognizing, and empowering.

Change Oriented

Leaders use change-oriented behaviors to increase innovation, collective learning, and adaptation to external changes. Specific component behaviors include advocating change, articulating an inspiring vision, encouraging innovation, and encouraging collective learning.

External Oriented

In addition to influencing internal events in the work unit, most leaders can facilitate performance with behaviors that provide relevant information about outside events, get necessary resources and assistance, and promote the reputation and interests of the work unit. 

How does it work?


 The Leadership Orientation Audit is entirely digital and scalable. Like other Qlareti audits or audits offered by our partners, the audit is available within your Qlareti organization account. There are three main ways to provide access for your participants to take the audit: 

1) Share a single public link

2) Enable the audit for individuals who are members of your organization on Qlareti. This makes it possible for each person to take multiple instances of the audit over time.

Participants will receive a link to complete the questionnaire anonymously. After completing the questions, each participant receives a personalized leadership report that highlights strengths and areas for growth opportunities. Administers of the audit will be able to see a de-identified aggregate of the results to get a better understanding of the leadership landscape as a whole.


Key results

Assess the state of leadership across your company

Develop more effective leadership processes and leverage the natural strengths of your workforce to become a more effective company.

Deepen individuals understanding of their leadership strengths and needs.

Make leadership accessible to everyone in your company now. Create leadership opportunities for everyone and increase leadership diversity

Next Steps

Management Outlook Report

A perfect follow up to the Leadership Orientation Audit is to continue activating your leaders by asking them to complete the Management Outlook survey. This prompts your leaders to think about leadership at the company level, and will give you an overview of how leadership perceives the culture and future of the organization.

Team Dynamics Pulse

sGive your leaders the tools to better understand and work with their teams. Leaders who have access to the Qlareti Team Dynamics pulse series can easily tap into core aspects of teaming such as level of trust, accountability, conflict management, motivation, and feelings of recognition in a quick and meaningful way.

Remote Workforce Audit

Leading in the remote work era requires applying a different mindset. Get started by benchmarking and understanding the mindset, and the shift in mindset, that your workforce is currently experiencing with Qlareti’s Remote Workforce Audit.

Workforce Pillars

An effective organization is one in which leaders understand four core dimensions through which companies operate: Mindset, Behavior, Environment, and Culture. Find out which of these dimensions are on solid footing and which areas may be less stable within your team or company.

Let’s Get Started

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