The Circumplex Leadership Scan 360° (CLS360) is the first evidence-based interpersonal circumplex leadership tool that scientifically measures the full range of leadership interpersonal behaviour. The CLS360 is designed for leaders—those who lead a team of direct reports. 

The Circumplex

Based on the most recent research about human personality and behaviour, the CLS360 measures the two metamotives of Agency and Communion, which are expressed in eight leadership interpersonal styles:  Inspirational, Coaching, Participative, Yielding, Withdrawn, Distrustful, Authoritarian, and Directive across four leadership quadrants: Charismatic, Democratic, Avoiding, and Autocratic.

With the CLS360, leaders get insight into their current leadership behaviours and how they would ideally like to lead. Feedback from their manager(s), direct reports, peers, and other stakeholders—that is 360° feedback—provides a clear picture of how others experience their leader behaviour. With this information, leaders can better understand their behaviour, how it impacts others, how others will react, their influence on others, and ultimately, their effectiveness as a leader. 

The Vector

A defining feature of the CLS360 is the arrow or vector, which represents the direction and strength of the leader’s use of all eight styles combined. The vector tells a lot about a leader’s overall behavioural repertoire and flexibility to use these behaviours. The vector is a combination of the two axes—Agency, the vertical axis, and Communion, the horizontal axis.

Full 360° View

The CLS360 enables leaders to receive true 360° feedback on their leadership styles and behaviours through self-assessment and assessment by others. A unique characteristic of the CLS360 is that individual rater feedback is displayed. Raters can, however, choose to be anonymous.

Example of a leader's Circumplex Results Summary from the CLS360 Feedback Report:

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CLS360 at a Glance

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CLS360 Sample Report

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