Going Beyond Self-Other Rating Comparison to Measure Leader Self-Awareness

Journal of Leadership Studies, Volume 6, Number 2, 2012

26 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2015

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Scott Taylor

University of New Mexico - Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management

Mo Wang

University of Florida - Department of Management

Yujie Zhan

University of Maryland

Date Written: December 2012

Abstract

Data were collected from leaders who rated their interpersonal competencies, were rated by their direct reports on the same competencies, and then were asked to predict as accurately as possible how their direct reports rated them. Leader self-awareness was examined by analyzing self-other ratings and prediction-other ratings with a supervisor-rated measure of leader effectiveness. Results showed that prediction-other ratings explained a greater percentage of the variance in leader effectiveness than did self-other ratings. These results suggest that prediction-other rating comparison may be a viable additional way to measure self-awareness in organizational settings and may avoid some of the disadvantages when only using self-ratings or self-other ratings.

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Scott and Wang, Mo and Zhan, Yujie, Going Beyond Self-Other Rating Comparison to Measure Leader Self-Awareness (December 2012). Journal of Leadership Studies, Volume 6, Number 2, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2639340

Scott Taylor

University of New Mexico - Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management ( email )

Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

Mo Wang (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Department of Management ( email )

United States

Yujie Zhan

University of Maryland ( email )

College Park
College Park, MD 20742
United States

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