Leadership Style Self-assessment

Look over each of the following statements carefully. Which point on the scale best reflects your day-to-day behaviors and beliefs about leadership? There are no ‘right’ answers to this questionnaire, so don’t put down answers you think are best. Be prepared to share situations in which each end of the continuum applies

1. I usually make decisions based on:

Facts and data

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5

Feelings and opinions

2.To meet a specific objective, I believe that it’s best to:

Be open to a variety of processes

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3

4

5

Rely on a standardized process

3. When I encounter a setback, I usually:

Focus my attention on finding alternatives

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5

Shift my attention to a more fruitful area

4. When making a point, I intend for my words to:   

Improve the relationship

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5

Improve the outcome

5. When I am faced with goals and deadlines, I believe it’s more important to:

Keep on schedule and follow the plan

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5

Sense the environment and make necessary adjustments

6. Other people would characterize my style during tense situations as:

restrained

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5

expressive

7. I believe that my communications should be candid and forthright:

Regardless of the situation

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5

Unless the situation will generate conflict or hurt relationships

8. When listening attentively to another person, I usually

Disregard time

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5

Keep an eye on the time

 

9. I get to know new contacts

Quickly by ‘stepping into their shoes’

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5

Steadily by ‘building the castle one brick at a time

10. When I’m trying to learn about a new topic, I’m more inclined to:

Diligently gather details, tolerate delays, and build a complete picture

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5

Quickly gather information. Plow through delays, and extrapolate my findings

11. Those who work with me would say that I’m

Always at work, like the ‘busy beaver’

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5

A deep thinker. Like the ‘wise owl’

12. I’d like to be remembered as:

A specialist-a person who mastered the concepts and tools in my field

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5

A generalist- a person who integrated the concepts and tools from many fields

13. Learning new subjects is worth my time if I believe that I’ll be able to:

Increase my overall knowledge

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5

Apply the informationin the near future

14. It’s natural for me to:

Be curious and ask a lot of questions

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5

Be circumspect and listen for information

15. Give me some information and I’ll:

Break it down to find its essential features

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5

Pull it together to find its essential self

16. When I speak, my  “umm…” factor is:

Less than 10% - I’ve always got words on the tip of my tongue

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5

Over 10% I sometimes have to pull my words together as I speak

17. My language arts skills, such as public speaking and writing, are:

Fined-honed; I take great pleasure in using the best words in well structured sentences

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5

Competent – I focus on making my points

18. Fairness and equality can be achieved most easily by:

The consistent application of rules and guidelines

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5

Careful analysis of the situation and application of customized solutions.

SCORING THE LEADERSHIP STYLE SELF-ASSESSMENT

Count the number of times you selected each of the following ratings

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Use the following key to match the statements with desirable characteristics for Leaders.

Characteristic

Statement

Characteristic

Statement

Good  judgement

          1

Patient

          10

Open-minded

          2

Industrious

          11

Resilient

          3

Professional

          12

Diplomatic

          4

Interested

          13

Self-disciplined

          5 & 6

Inquiring mind

          14

Honest

          7

Analytical

          15

Good listening

          8

Articulate

          16 & 17

Relational

          9

Egalitarian

          18

(Please email me if you require the detail explanation and definition of each of the above characteristics for Leaders)

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