Competency-Situation Based Assessment
Just like domain-specific expertise can be tested in an interview, so can the leadership competencies. The interviewing manager can put the candidate in a tricky situation and check the presence of leadership in him/her.
A competency situation-based assessment is similar to job simulation assessment. The difference is that instead of replicating a domain-specific scenario, the candidate is given a situation where the making an appropriate decision calls upon the leadership competencies in the individual. The situation is specially given to check the level of development of leadership competencies in the candidate. Depending upon the kind of decision which he/she takes and the rationale provided, the recruiter assesses the leadership potential of the candidate. This sort of assessment assumes greater relevance as an employee moves up in the organizational hierarchy. An employee's execution effectiveness and performance excellence depends in large part on these competencies.