Mike Rothschild, OD, founder of Leadership OD, recommends selectivity and support when elevating a staff member to a leadership role. Someone who is great at accomplishing an individual task may not excel at being in charge of other people, and use of a personality test can predict their leadership potential. Also, many books and resources can help your staff member to adapt to being a staff leader–and they can help you to provide them with the support and tools they need to succeed.
Available from Leadership OD
The Personality Profile includes the highly intuitive CPI 260® Coaching Report for Leaders, which empowers staff to identify their strengths and blind spots, enabling them to capitalize on their strengths, target areas for development, and plan action steps to increase their effectiveness as leaders. An example of the test can be seen HERE. The test is $125 per person.