The MLQ was developed by the Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University in New York.
The questionnaire is based on the Full Range Model that was developed by Bass and Avolio (1990), and is regarded as one of the central models in the world of leadership development. The questionnaire is based on years of research that examined the common leadership styles of managers in varied organizations around the world.
The computerized assessment examines a variety of leadership styles, starting with passive leadership through rewarding leadership to empowering leadership –that turns the followers into leaders themselves.
The results of the assessment (which are revealed only to the participant) give the participants a 360 degree view of the leadership style that characterizes them, as reflected through feedback received from colleagues and team members, and through contrasts between self-perception and that of their environment.
What is the Full Range Model?
The Full Range Model that was developed by Bass and Avolio (1990), is regarded as one of the central models in the world of leadership development. It was developed following many years of empirical research that examined many common leadership styles of managers in varied organizations around the world.
The underlying assumption of the model is that every manager can be rated on the degree of the activity and effectiveness of their leadership style. Many studies have found a direct correlation between managers’ leadership styles and the organizational achievements. The higher managers rank in transformational leadership the greater the success of their organization.