Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ)

The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is a theory-driven leadership survey instrument designed to measure the components that have been conceptualized as comprising Authentic Leadership. Having gone through extensive validation work, it is currently being used in a number of projects around the globe to augment other measures of leadership including the MLQ. Like the MLQ5x scale, the ALQ comes in a Multirater and self-rating only versions. The ALQ and MLQ complement each other and have tremendous crossover.

The four scales comprising the ALQ, address the following questions:

1. A leader’s self-awareness – to what degree is the leader aware of his or her strengths, limitations?

2. A leader’s transparency - to what degree does the leader reinforce a level of openness with others that provides them with an opportunity to be forthcoming with     their ideas, challenges and opinions?

3. A leader’s ethical/moral conduct – to what degree does the leader set a high standard for moral and ethical conduct?

4. A leader’s balanced processing – to what degree does the leader solicit sufficient opinions and viewpoints prior to making important decisions


In a special arrangement with the publisher MindGarden Inc. (USA), MLQ International is providing a full facilitation service like it does for the MLQ360 and MLQSelf assessments for the end client of Accredited Network Members. This service will be provided at the affordable price of $95 (GST incl.) for the ALQ Multirater Report. As with the MLQ360 up to 24 raters may be nominated in any one-leader/manager order, however note that with the ALQ Report there are no sub-groups so it is unlikely so many raters will be required for any one ALQ Report. As with our existing service, reports will be processed within a 48-hour period and a 33-page colour pdf will be sent you. Colour printing and binding orders may take longer and will incur an additional charge of Au$30 plus freight.

Click here for an example of sample report

To implement the survey please complete this form

Here are some key references and resources:

Books:

Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., & Walumbwa, F. (2006). Authentic leadership theory and practice: Origins, effects and development. Amsterdam: Elsevier JAI Press.

Avolio, B.J., & Luthans, F. (2006). High impact leader: Moments matter in authentic leadership development. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Avolio, B.J. (2005). Leadership development in balance: Made/Born. NJ: Erlbaum & Associates.

Articles:

Walumbwa, F. O., Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Wernsing, T.S., Peterson, S.J. (2008, February). Authentic leadership: Development and validation of a theory-based measure. Journal of Management, 34(1), 89-126.

Avolio, B.J., & Chan, A. (2008). The dawning of a new era for genuine leadership development. Hodgkinson, G., & Ford, K. (eds.). International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 23, 197-238.

Avolio, B.J. (2007). Promoting more integrative strategies for leadership theory building. American Psychologist, 62, 25-33.

Avolio, B.J., & Gardner, W.L. (2005). Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 315-338.

Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., Luthans, F., May, D.R., & Walumbwa, F.O. (2005). Can you see the real me? A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 434-372.

Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Walumbwa, F.O., Luthans, F., & May, D. (2004). Unlocking the mask: A look at the process by which authentic leaders’ impact follower attitudes and behaviors. Leadership Quarterly, 15, 801-823.

Avolio, B.J. (2007). Promoting more integrative strategies for leadership theory building. American Psychologist, 62, 25-33.

Avolio, B.J., & Gardner, W.L. (2005). Authentic leadership development: Getting to the root of positive forms of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 315-338.

Gardner, W.L., Avolio, B.J., Luthans, F., May, D.R., & Walumbwa, F.O. (2005). Can you see the real me? A self-based model of authentic leader and follower development. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 434-372.

Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Walumbwa, F.O., Luthans, F., & May, D. (2004). Unlocking the mask: A look at the process by which authentic leaders’ impact follower attitudes and behaviors. Leadership Quarterly, 15, 801-823.



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