Welcome to Leadership Energizes 360!

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How it works


This tool measures your leadership impacts as a snapshot in time across three broad areas: Individual Behavior and Characteristics, Group and Team Processes, and Organizational Context. The 360-degree assessment collects observations from you as well as from those to whom you report, your peers, and those who report to you.

Leadership Energizes 360! is specifically designed for current and emerging leaders who are serious about their professional development and growth. This web-based assessment has been designed to address your goals and ensure a positive experience for users.

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The 54-question survey takes about 15 minutes to complete; fifty questions are on a quick-click rating scale and four questions are open-ended. The web-based approach can be completed on desktop or mobile devices.

Each category and question is specifically designed based on extensive research and over 150 years of combined study and practice. Research from prominent thought leaders—Paul Danczyk, PhD, Robert Denhardt, PhD, Janet Denhardt, DPA, Afsaneh Nahavandi, PhD, and Maria Aristigueta, PhD—influenced the questions and results narratives.

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Results are personalized based on observer feedback and available 30-days from the initial participant welcome email. Final reports include a description of the results and, to increase impacts, reflection questions guide future professional development. It can be saved and printed as a PDF, and viewed online for one-year.

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Leadership Energizes 360! takes a proactive leadership approach, emphasizing how leaders become catalysts for change as opposed to focusing on positional, relational, or personal power stances.

How Leadership Energizes Is Different

Assessment results add layers of self-awareness through three main areas: completing the survey, receiving the results, and being guided through a reflective journey–that’s the really cool part! While most 360 assessments stop at the observer feedback, our approach allows your input one more time before the report is finalized. This gives you the opportunity to share thoughts on your present and future approaches by category.

The assessment’s foundation is influenced by the practically applied, leading book in the field, Organizational Behavior (Nahavandi, et.al; 2015; Sage), which is readily available through most book sellers.

For those participants that are looking for additional information, the report identifies which chapter(s) are most helpful by category.

Additionally, executive coaches use this assessment with their clients to advance understanding and shift behaviors. And, once certified, the executive coach has access to their own account where they can access their clients’ reports.

Areas of Assessment

Observations are collected across 10 leadership areas in three broad categories

Individual Behavior and Characteristics

Self-Awareness and Professional Development

Culture and Diversity

Communication and Engagement

Creativity and Innovation

Group and Team Processes


Team Approach

Managing Conflict and Negotiation

Organizational Context

Organizational Influence and Politics

Organizational Strategy and Structure

Organizational Culture and Change

About us

Leadership Energizes 360! Founders and Faculty

Paul Danczyk, PhD

Paul Danczyk, PhD, is the Leadership Energizes! co-founder and the Director of Executive Education in Sacramento, at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC). His professional contributions concentrate on national, state, local and nonprofit leadership and management. Paul is a featured presenter and executive coach, and designs, delivers, and evaluates public-sector executive training programs. He also teaches master-level classes at USC and at the Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico.

In professional communities, he serves in multiple leadership roles with the American Society for Public Administration at the national, regional, and local levels, and was previously appointed by the Amador County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board and served on the Amador Community College Foundation board.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paul earned a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh; Master of Public Administration from USC; and BS, Education from Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation, trained at the Hudson Institute for Coaching, and has a certificate in Mediating Disputes from Harvard Law School. He and his wife are raising two sons. Paul enjoys landscaping, creating sculptures, painting, and bee keeping.

Janet Denhardt, DPA

Janet V. Denhardt, DPA, is the Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration and Director of the USC Price School in Sacramento. She was previously Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Dr. Denhardt is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration, the field’s equivalent of the National Academy of Science. She is the 2013 recipient of Charles Levine Award, given by American Society of Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) to recognize a public administration faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the field of teaching, research and service to the wider community.

Dr. Denhardt has published five books, including The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, and Street Level Leadership. Several of these are in multiple editions and translations. She has also published numerous articles in professional journals, primarily in the areas of citizen engagement, leadership, and governance. She is a native of Seattle, Washington and she earned her doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Robert Denhardt, PhD

Robert Denhardt is the Leadership Energizes! co-founder, and a Professor and Director of Leadership Programs at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Denhardt is well-known for his scholarship on the public service, public administration, organizational development, ethics, and leadership.

His major books include The Dance of Leadership, The New Public Service, Theories of Public Organization, Managing Human Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, The Pursuit of Significance, and In the Shadow of Organization, in addition to publishing over 100 articles in professional journals.

Dr. Denhardt has served as president of the American Society for Public Administration and was elected a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a winner of the Dwight Waldo Award for Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship in Public Administration and the Charles H. Levine Award for teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession.

Dr. Denhardt served as director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Southern California and has been a consultant to public and private organizations, including public universities.

Recent publications include:
Nahavandi, A,, Denhardt, R., Denhardt, J., & Aristeguieta, M., Organizational Behavior; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2015.

Denhardt, R., Denhardt, J., & Aristeguieta, M., Managing Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 4th Ed.; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2015.

Denhardt, J., & Denhardt, R., The New Public Service, 4th Ed.; New York: Routledge; 2015.

Denhardt, J., & Denhardt, R., The New Public Service Revisited; Public Administration Review, 75(5) :664–672; 2015.

Afsaneh Nahavandi, PhD

Afsaneh Nahavandi, PhD, is a University of San Diego professor and the Department of Leadership Studies chair. Dr. Nahavandi’s experience includes a strong teaching and educational leadership foundation, robust publishing and research portfolio, and a range of consulting expertise to public and private agencies. Dr. Nahavandi’s expertise is in the field of leadership with a focus on cross-cultural issues. Her textbook The Art and Science of Leadership, currently in 7th edition, is one of the best-selling leadership textbooks in the United States. She has authored countless additional books, articles, and chapters about leadership and culture and has been recognized with numerous teaching awards.

Robert Oto, MHA

Robert Oto, MHA, PCMH CCE, is a director and co-founder of R3S Group, and program administrator with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. With R3S Group, Robert has consulted on Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition projects, financial turnaround projects quality improvement programming, and federal grant compliance for numerous Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). As a Reviewer for the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Robert evaluates PCMH applications on behalf of NCQA and to date, has completed more than 70 reviews.

In addition to his work in the health care industry, Robert manages two executive education programs administered by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento – the Los Angeles Metro Leadership Academy and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Staff Management Institute.

Robert earned his BA in Economics and International Relations from UC Davis, and his Master of Health Administration from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Tommy Royston, MEd

Tommy Royston, MEd, is the Leadership Energizes! co-founder, and Assistant Director for Executive Education at the USC Price School of Public Policy. In this role, Tommy coordinates and manages leadership and management programs offered through the Price School in Sacramento.

Tommy’s professional career began in his native Tennessee, where he worked at both the local and state levels before moving to Washington, DC in 2006 to join the staff of the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy), a national public health foundation. While at Legacy, Tommy worked with national organizations, state health departments, federal agencies, and local communities to expand life-saving tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Most recently, Tommy served as the Director of Operations, Training and Technical Assistance for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). While at NACHC, he oversaw operational aspects of providing educational programming for staff and board members at 8,000+ nonprofit health center sites around the country.

Tommy is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and is active with the ASTD Sacramento Chapter. He earned a Masters in Educational Psychology (MEd) from George Mason University and a BA in Sociology from Randolph-Macon College.

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