How to Assess Your Leadership Style
By Marilee B. Sprenger from The Leadership Brain For Dummies
The following assessment gives you a good idea of your strengths as a leader. Knowing your leadership style may help you understand why you lead the way you do, whether changing your style will be easy, and what kind of people you need to hire to compensate for some areas of weakness.
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being never and 5 being always, rate yourself on the following statements:
1. I like power and control.
2. I listen to others, but I like to have the final word.
3. I am not an expert in all areas of my business.
4. I don’t care what others think; I do what is best for me.
5. I like shared decision-making.
6. I prefer control to be with my followers.
7. I micromanage.
8. I like to recognize achievement.
9. Group members should create their own goals.
10. I do not trust my employees.
11. I like to encourage collaboration.
12. I allow group members to solve their own problems.
13. Employees do only what they’re told.
14. I want my business to run through teams.
15. I am not good at following up with employees.
16. I decide how to fix problems.
17. I like to help my employees grow and learn.
18. I give very little input because my employees know their jobs better than I do.
19. I don’t want to make time for employee input.
20. I like to hear the opinions of my employees.
21. Employees have the right to create their own objectives.
22. I like being in charge.
23. I want input from my employees.
24. I like my employees to make decisions on their own.
25. I tell my employees what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.
26. I want my employees to fulfill their potential.
27. I don’t want more authority than others in my organization.
28. Mistakes are not acceptable.
29. When things go wrong, I ask for advice from team members.
30. Power belongs...