Leadership assessment tool

THE VELOCITY LEADERSHIP CHECKPOINT - your comprehensive leadership assessment tool

Measures current leadership development strengths and weaknesses

 Provides a 'snapshot of leadership skills and can be used again and again

Ideal for Leaders, Supervisors, Managers and Small- Medium Business Owners

Helps make informed decisions regarding coaching and training initiatives

A leadership assessment tool is a simple yet powerful way of building leadership skills and behaviours. We follow the simple principle of 'What Isn't Measured, Isn't Done'. More specifically, leadership coaching, training or workshops that aren't measured or evaluated from start to finish have little likelihood of meeting client needs or addressing client problems. At IMLD, we don't believe that is very efficient, effective or a reasonable use of your leadership development funds. All of our executive coaching, leadership workshops and training programs start with the Velocity Leadership CheckPoint - our signature leadership assessment tool - providing you (and us) with valuable  knowledge of your strengths, weaknesses and focus points.



The VLC considers 25 behavioural leadership traits, focussed in 5 distinct leadership capabilities:

Achievement - how you take action and achieve results
Alignment - your purpose and how 'on track' you are to achieve it
Aware - how you support and understand individual behaviours (your and your team members)
Altitude - understanding the lift and drag your team provides, and
Adapt - the ability to adjust your leadership based on the environment you are in

The VLC results provide leaders with clear guidance regarding their current leadership performance and provide a platform for growth and leadership development.

Many businesses make expensive training decisions and undertake courses and workshops without a full understanding of the behaviours they are seeking to change. The VLC allows businesses to measure skills and behaviours before a training event takes place, as well as measure the effectiveness of development initiatives once they are completed. 

The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint provide leaders with clear a clear understanding of their current leadership behaviour, and when used for the whole team, an understanding of the teams strengths and areas for development. A tailored debrief is provided following checklist completion to discuss actionable items that will have an impact on your ability to align your team, raise the altitude, achieve more, have greater awareness of your and your team's abilities and the ability to adapt to your internal and external environment.

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Begin with the end in Mind

The VLC can provide insight about own leadership skills and behaviours, the leadership skills of your people, and how to effectively manage and develop them.

If you lead a business (big or small) or lead a team, you will gain benefit from completing the VLC. As the behavioural leadership traits focus specifically on leadership and high-performance team development, the VLC is recommended for existing leaders, managers and supervisors that are seeking to further enhance their leadership ability in their role.

What makes the Checkpoint unique?

The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint is unique because:

  • It is used at the start of IMLD leadership programs, workshops and executive coaching programs to assess current levels of leadership behaviour.
  • It is used at the end of programs, workshops and programs to check improvement and changes in behaviour (it is also used midway through a leadership program to check progress).
  • The VLC can be completely again after a minimum 4-month period to assess improvement.
  • Staying true to our philosophy of adapting to culture and environment, the 25 leadership traits may change and be altered over time. Components behaviours of Align, Achieve, Aware, Altitude and Adapt can be amended to reflect what we believe to be the most useful leadership behaviours for leaders at the time.
  • It provides comparisons between related scores that help you develop new behaviours
  • It highlights your top 3 leadership behaviours to maintain and strengthen, as well as your weakest 3 leadership behaviours to develop.

It is NOT:

  • A personality test, nor is it indicative of how your leadership skills and behaviours have been in the past, or how they will be in the future.
  • A judgement on you as a person or leader.
  • A validated or ’normed’ profile. Your scores are not adjusted to fit a bell curve or adjusted for a mean score.

Velocity Leadership Checkpoint - THE SPECIFICS


What direction are you heading in your life and your business? Are you drifting off track or on course to your chosen outcome? Your purpose and values provide you with grit, determination and focus to attain results. Like the engine in a car or the powerplant of an aircraft, it provides the drive and resilience to reach your goals.

Within the Align Leadership capability, the following 5 behavioural leadership traits are measured:

  • Purpose
  • Commitment
  • Resilience
  • Goal Oriented
  • Transparent

 ACHIEVE - Task Execution

How well do you manage the task at hand? Like executing a good flight plan, your organisation, focus on task and level of responsibility determine your ability to get where you want to go, in the time you want to get there. Your attention to detail and the ability to solve the problems at hand ensure you maintain your set path and achieve outcomes.

Within the Achieve Leadership capability, the following 5 behavioural leadership traits are measured:

  • Responsibility
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving

AWARE - Individual Understanding

No aircraft can fly high without the support of a good ground crew. Similarly, no team can fly high without all individuals in the team being engaged; aware of their own behaviours, assertive in their interactions and happy in what they are doing. These factors, along with a firm self belief and clarity in your surroundings provide each member of the team the support they need.

Within the Aware Leadership capability, the following 5 behavioural leadership traits are measured:

  • Reflection
  • Self Awareness
  • Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Personal Fulfilment


Like the wings on an aircraft, your team can provide you with the lift in your business to fly higher and achieve more. An ineffective team can drag your performance and be highly inefficient. Your ability to understand, verbally communicate and actively listen to your team, hold them to account and provide constructive feedback all have an impact on how high your team will fly.

Within the Altitude Leadership capability, the following 5 behavioural leadership traits are measured:

  • Accountability
  • Active Listening
  • Verbal Communication
  • Empathy
  • Constructive Feedback


When a propellor-driven aircraft is in flight, you only see the outline of the propellor, not the individual blades in motion. Leadership qualities are similar, they only become relevant when Align, Achieve, Aware and Altitude behaviours are all in motion.

Your leadership qualities are dependent on your team and internal and external environments - meaning they need to be adaptable to changing circumstances. Your ability to adapt determines your velocity (the speed and direction of you and your team) and your reliability (how often you meet your objectives on time). Your reliability is your personal guarantee of 'on task, on purpose, on time'.

Within the Adapt Leadership capability, the following 5 behavioural leadership traits are measured:

  • Empowerment
  • Interaction
  • Adaptability
  • Influence
  • Dependability



It takes something to ensure that both you and your team fly at Altitude. There is always room to fly higher. A small increase in Altitude can have a lasting impact on your team members and on the performance of your team. What is your Altitude?

Your team altitude is determined by:

How well your hold your team to account (Accountability),
How well you listen to what they have to say (Active Listening skills),
How well you articulate what it is you need (Verbal Communication),
The level of care and understanding you have of your team members (Empathy), and
Your ability to provide clear and consistent feedback regarding performance and behaviour (Constructive Feedback).

NOTE: The purpose of the Team Altitude Quiz is ato provide you with a brief snapshot of the Altitude of your team. The Altitude component of the Velocity Leadership CheckPoint is more extensive and provides great detail against 5 specific behavioural leadership traits.

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ARE YOU Ready to UNDERSTAND YOUR Leadership SKILLS AT the Next Level?


Our experienced leadership coaches can discuss plainly and clearly the benefits of using a leadership assessment tool, including the Velocity Leadership CheckPoint process (including completing of the questionnaire and scheduling your debrief) and the impact it can have on taking your leadership skills and behaviours to the next level. 

If you are looking to improve your leadership skills (or that of your team) and drive high-performing leadership behaviours, enquire below and we can discuss your next step.

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