Jeffery David Whippo, a successful Leadership and Coaching consultant, believes that when measuring leadership, there are various techniques that are used to measure both the aptitude of the leaders themselves, to include their leadership competencies, as well as measuring their effect on their subordinates following them. He says that oftentimes the consequences or outcomes of the leader's behaviors are judged instead of the actual behaviors themselves. He also indicates that some of the most commonly used measures to rate successful and unsuccessful leaders include –

- Rating superior's effectiveness and performance ratings

- Subordinates ratings of their job satisfaction and morale of their leader's effectiveness

- Business unit performance indices

Jeffery David Whippo states that the most commonly used measure of successful and unsuccessful leadership is the superior's ratings measure. Some of the disadvantages of utilizing this measure include superiors' biases, raters not being aware of true performance or simply being unwilling to provide tough feedback.

Dr. Whippo feels that when utilizing subordinates' ratings to measure successful and unsuccessful leadership, there are advantages in that the ratings are subject to the leaders' behaviors and multiple raters are used so scores are averaged out to a mean performance rating. When it comes to the disadvantages of using subordinates' ratings, they include the fact that some subordinates may simply not be motivated, there may be inherent biases with some subordinates that don't precisely reflect the leader's behaviors, and there may be no links between the ratings and the actual performance of the business unit.

About Jeffery Whippo

Jeffery Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including The Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.

Jeffery is an avid learner who loves to study ancient history and psychology. He is also a veteran member of the VFW.