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The Cykometrix Leadership Characteristic

World experts have determined that certain learned human characteristics, when combined, can make the difference between success and failure in teams. At Cykometrix, we have studied over hundreds of psychology publications to solve the complex problem of assigning a number on what makes excellent team members and what makes teams effective. The Cykometrix Leadership characteristic is one of seven such numbers.


Leadership measures a person's ability to get others to follow them through words or deeds. This characteristic includes a person's ability to inspire others to act according to their own inner motivations. A person with a high Leadership score will cause others in a team to drive towards collective and personal goals, engaging team members to work collectively towards a goal.

Related: Passionate, competent, and efficient.

Opposites: Dispassionate, incompetent, inefficient.

What the experts say…

New research shows that successful companies should be structured as a network of teams. To remain flexible in this world where climbing the corporate ladder is no longer a viable career path, companies deploy smaller task forces to tackle problems and tasks, connected through project management software. Even at a more granular level, each team member has multitudes of small tasks assigned and each team member is expected to problem-solve for their own part, seeking support from the network whenever needed. This is a very different way to organize companies to reach milestones. In essence, this means the company expects each team member to have leadership skills, not just the team leader, granting more importance to leadership qualities in organizations.

In a modern network of teams structure, team members can be called upon to become a team leader for projects big and small, working with a team that changes composition based on need.

Leadership has become very important to a team’s ability to succeed. Nowadays, companies expect each team member to be a leader in their own right: to be accountable, to empower others, to simplify and streamline processes and to keep projects moving forward.

Cykometrix has therefore created a special Leadership characteristic that embodies the distributed way we now work regarding leadership, where at any moment, every team member can and should act like a leader to others. A true leader is one that can see what is happening to the project, the team members themselves, and industriously lead the way towards set goals using calm courage and charisma to guide others forward.

The high Leadership team member

A person with high Leadership will be:
  • calm in the face of adversity, encouraging the team to continue moving forward
  • experienced with other’s emotional ups and downs, helping them work through dips in confidence
  • a confident, hard worker that leads initiatives, big and small, who doesn’t wait before taking action to solve an immediate issue
  • able to assess situations fully and quickly, then swiftly decide on next steps


    Cykometrix is a SaaS based Assessment Company specializing in team optimizations. Leveraging correlations and data from hundreds of psychological research papers, we deliver dynamic, interactive reports illustrating the team strengths and weaknesses.

    Our automated online service provides teams and management benchmarks and suggested training to cost-effectively promote team resilience, efficiency, and productivity.

    Teams can leverage our service to quantify improvements in existing team dynamics using our native Pulse baselining methodologies, the optimal personal characteristics of new employees, and even suggest how to reorganize existing teams for maximum effectiveness.

    Contact to get your team’s effectiveness measured and improving now.