Get to know yourself and use this to lead others

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Look at each of the self-knowledge statements below.  Think about yourself and where your own attitudes and behaviours fall on the five-part scale, then check the score that best indicates where you are at the present time.  Total your scores.  (Remember to make copies of the worksheet before you begin, so you can complete this self-evaluation every so often.)

Self-evaluation requires you to be completely honest with yourself.  The only right answers are honest answers.  The more honest and objective you can be, the more you’ll be contributing to your own self-development and leadership skills.

Self-Knowledge Statement Completely Very Much Somewhat Hardly Not at All
I’m aware of my values. 5 4 3 2 1
I’ve created a set of values I want to be most important to me. 5 4 3 2 1
I’m aware of my beliefs. 5 4 3 2 1
I’ve created a set of beliefs that I want to guide my life. 5 4 3 2 1
I can identify the difference between an assumption and a fact. 5 4 3 2 1
I understand the pervasiveness of assumptions in day-to-day situations. 5 4 3 2 1
I’m aware of my own assumptions in daily situations. 5 4 3 2 1
I make it a practice to “check out” my assumptions. 5 4 3 2 1
I’m aware of the different ways I impact other people. 5 4 3 2 1
I discuss with people the impact we have on each other. 5 4 3 2 1
I consciously try to minimise the negative impact I have on other people. 5 4 3 2 1
I know that I avoid certain things that are hard for me. 5 4 3 2 1
I can identify those things that I avoid. 5 4 3 2 1
I can identify why I avoid those things. 5 4 3 2 1
I consciously try to learn ways to make hard things easier and not avoid them. 5 4 3 2 1
I know my feelings about being in unknown or uncertain situations. 5 4 3 2 1
I can identify specific situations that are unknown or uncertain situations for me. 5 4 3 2 1
I know what I give up by avoiding the unknown. 5 4 3 2 1
I consciously welcome being in unknown or uncertain situations. 5 4 3 2 1
I embrace the idea that self-knowledge is vital for effective leadership. 5 4 3 2 1

TOTAL SCORE:

84 to 100 Outstanding!  You have a deep and true understanding of yourself that enhances your leadership abilities.

68 to 83 Very good.  You’re well on your way to understanding yourself.

52 to 67 Above average.  But there’s lots of room for growth.

36 to 51 You have a lot of exciting self-discovery ahead!

20 to 35 Don’t be discouraged.  It’s never too late to start learning about yourself.


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