The Team Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (TMLQ) assesses the leadership style of a team. It represents an extension of the definition of transforming leadership from the individual to the collective. A team's leadership style is measured using five scales. Three of these scales - inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration - measure an aspect of transformational leadership. The fourth and the fifth scales measure an aspect of management-by-exception leadership and passive-avoidant/laissez-faire leadership, respectively.
The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire™ (MLQ) measures the frequency of behaviors of the leaders so it is very close to the actual environment and has high validity. The TMLQ is one step away from measuring leadership behaviors since it is the group (team) of individuals that are being rated.
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