“The New Drivers of Leadership” Self-Assessment

The following self-assessment is adapted from the Casse (2014) article assigned this week. For each pair of items, select the one that is most typical of your behavior and preferences in the workplace.

I think I am good at: Choice
1 Stimulating others’ views and actions
2 Setting up clear objectives
3 Avoiding procrastination or delay
4 Questioning the way things are done
5 Not taking anything for granted
6 Being selective in choosing my options
7 Moving things around
8 Adapting myself to evolving situations
9 Concentrating my actions on what can make the difference
10 Communicating with passion
11 Checking my assumptions from time to time
12 Responding quickly to opportunities
13 Avoiding being side-tracked
14 Appreciating healthy competition
15 Exploring new ways to get things done
16 Overriding others in implementation
17 Looking for quick wins
18 Getting people excited about new projects
19 Acting first and thinking next
20 Disagreeing with others openly and, when needed, forcefully
21 Enjoying moving at a fast pace
22 Mobilising people around some key tasks
23 Initiating lively discussions
24 Always looking for better ways to get things done
25 Being quick at solving problems
26 Accepting and exploiting conflicts
27 Achieving and then moving on
28 Inspiring people’s imagination
29 Investing time and effort in well-selected actions
30 Avoiding consensus and compromise
31 Leading by objectives
32 Getting bored with repetitive actions
33 Leading with stamina
34 Separating what’s critical from what’s trivial
35 Getting people to take initiative
36 Criticising traditional ways of performing
37 Avoiding the wait-and-see position
38 Making critical choices
39 Enjoying work pressure (up to a point)
40 Resenting any form of conditioning

Once you have completed your selections, circle or otherwise indicate each number in the following table that you chose in the exercise. Then add up the number of items you selected for each Driver and note your score for each row. Please refer to the text of the article for more information about each Driver.

Driver 1 1 7 10 14 18 23 26 28 33 35 =
Driver 2 2 6 9 13 22 27 29 31 34 38 =
Driver 3 3 8 12 16 17 19 21 25 37 39 =
Driver 4 4 5 11 15 20 24 30 32 36 40 =

Reference: Casse, P. (2014, February). The new drivers of leadership. Training Journal, 27–30.

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