Accession Number : ADP001285

Title :   The Leadership Evaluation and Analysis Program (LEAP),

Corporate Author : INTERACTION RESEARCH INST INC FAIRFAX VA

Personal Author(s) : Affourtit,Thomas D.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The LEAP is a self-applied OD method that allows small unit commanders to assess leadership concerns, measure unit combat readiness, and evaluate decision-making effectiveness. The self-development strategy assures individual command control and confidentiality, while central analysis is made possible through voluntary and anonymous submission of data. Production rates, reenlistments, and absenteeism were used to validate LEAP Interaction Inventory scales and a Disparity Index (DI) was developed as an additional Dimension of command climate to measure disunity and differential treatment of unit members. The DI, the strongest predictor of performance, is the subject of planned research in working relationships using the Vertical Linkage Dyad model of analysis.

Descriptors :   *Army training, *Leadership, Army personnel, Validation, Measurement, Predictions, Interactions, Indexes, Productivity, Reenlistment, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE