Look at each of the leader characteristics listed below and think about yourself and where your own attitudes and behavior fall on the five-part scale shown. Circle the score that best indicates your level of development.
Then total the scores and compare your score with the comments at the bottom of the page.
Self-evaluation requires complete honesty with yourself. The only right answers are honest answers. It’s hard for most people to be objective about themselves so you might want to try a little trick. Imagine you see yourself through the eyes of a trusted friend or associate. Score yourself the way he or she would score you. Remember, you’re looking for information to guide your own self-improvement. The more objective you can be, the more successful your efforts to improve will be.
|Characteristic||Major Strength||True Most of the Time||Average||Needs Attention||Major Weakness|
|Vision and ability to dream||5||4||3||2||1|
|Fairness and reasonableness||5||4||3||2||1|
|Thoroughness and persistence||5||4||3||2||1|
|Willingness to listen||5||4||3||2||1|
|Commitment to improvement||5||4||3||2||1|
|Desire for learning||5||4||3||2||1|
|Lack of cynicism||5||4||3||2||1|
Your Total Score
76 to 85 Outstanding! You are an ideal leader.
59 to 75 Very good. You’re well on your way.
42 to 58 So-so. You have a lot to work with, but also a lot to work on.
25 to 41 You have major development work ahead. But it’ll be fun.
17 to 24 Don’t be discouraged. Think of the opportunity for growth!
What people think they do and say could be completely different to how people see and hear them