Social Influence Survey
An Assessment Measuring Leadership Aptitude in 6-18 Year Olds
$30 Value FREE at this site, underwritten by the developer, Dr. Alan E. Nelson
If you are submitting this Social Influence Survey as part of a KidLead (LeadNow/LeadWell) training program application, we highly recommend using the online format below that is faster and more secure. Please only use the PDF or Word doc formats if you are unable to use the online survey. This helps avoid losing the SIS or it needing to be re-keyed by the Trainers. NOTE: Parents receive automated responses and a key for their child's SIS only. All others remain anonymous unless written permission is granted by the responder. The info on this form is secure and will only be used by KidLead for research and Trainers for training purposes. Thank you!
Click HERE to download Social Influence Survey (PDF)
Click HERE to download Social Influence Survey (MS Word doc)
Also be sure to check out the book, KidLead: Growing Great Leaders, available at www.Amazon.com. This book will help you better understand not only the assessment, but also how to develop the leadership potential of your child, whether small or large. We recommend the book, LeadYoung (www.Amazon.com), for teens and college-age leaders, to help them develop their leadership potential.
INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of the Social Influence Survey (SIS) is to identify observable leadership behaviors in children & youth, in order to develop latent potential for present and future effectiveness. While the SIS does not predict a lack of leadership potential, it is designed to help identify children & youth who have natural gifting, indicators that might otherwise be overlooked or wrongly assessed. We’ve found this significantly beneficial for concentrated training, specifically ages 10 and older.
There are no right or wrong, good or bad answers. Circle the response that seems to fit best from your experience in observing the child. If you do not feel you can adequately answer any question, feel free to mark “unsure.” We use the terms child, student, youth and subject interchangeably.
Final Note to Teachers & Parents: We’ve found that sometimes educators mix academic skills with leading. Please try to distinguish between these when you respond, thinking in terms of the student’s social skills and ability to influence others toward a common goal (leading). Parents, we’ve found that sometimes we like to project our wishes onto our children, so as much as possible, work to be objective in terms of actual behaviors witnessed in social settings.