LEAD.Lab is a centre of knowledge in leadership housed at Católica Porto Business School. We see leadership as a process that involves those that lead and those that are led. We believe that the performance of teams and organisations is the result of that process of reciprocal inﬂuence — and that good organisations require that those who lead and those who are led are both good. In this context, LEAD.Lab’s mission is to contribute to a humane, virtuous and effective leadership of teams and organisations. Its fundamental objective is to generate knowledge, particularly in the feld of leadership, based on a two-way process: knowledge arising from the research carried out in organisations is disseminated/transferred to them.
LEAD.Lab created a 360º tool, called “My Leadership”, for leadership development. “My leadership” involves five domains: (1) motivations to lead; (2) personal strengths; (3) relational forces; (4) equilibrium forces;(5) effectiveness in team leadership.
It allows the leader to compare how he describes himself with the way the observers describe him/her. It is a source of self-knowledge for development. It can be used in training, development and coaching processes that Católica Porto Business School will seek to satisfy. LEAD.Lab also conducts organizational climate studies that provide organizations with relevant information to decision-making in the areas of leadership and people management. The diagnostics are customized, being designed according to the needs of the partners and clients.