I am currently writing my thesis on the above topic and I am wondering if we can use AI to identify leaders in an organisation. I understand there is currently software designed to coach managers and encourage them to become leaders but I am wondering about the employee on the front line who has a natural ability to lead.
Employees who are emotionally intelligent, competent, empathetic, diligent, adaptable and sound decision makers. Monitoring touch points such as emails, volunteering, teamwork, training and tracking employee performance more intelligently would create a more rounded picture of employees. It would also create some self awareness and highlight employee strengths and weaknesses to create a better training plan. It would also allow HR and managers to identify potential leaders in a more transparent process. Employee consent would be fundamental to this strategy.
Keeping in mind that some employees may not want to be a leader but often times they can lack the confidence and self awareness to progress further. Certainly with the support of a good manager or coach they could develop themselves further, however, I am wondering if it is possible to find a "natural leader"!
Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated?