Leadership Motivation Assessment Summary
January 25, 2016
For one of this course’s week three required assignment was to take the Leadership Motivation Assessment that was provided by MindTools.com. Mindtools.com specializes in offering a variety of tools and information to help the average person excel at whatever career-like endeavor they are wanting to achieve. For this assignment, we were to take a quiz offered by MindTools.com to see how motivated you are in being a leader in a group/team setting. The quiz is then measured by a point scale based on the answers you picked from a scale measuring from strongly agree to strongly disagree, and three other points in between. At the end of the quiz, there are three different categories that you could possibly fall into in regards to how motivated you are to hold a leadership role within a group/team.
I scored a 52 which implies that there is some uncertainty in my motivation to lead. Which is not surprising to me at all. I love to complement people, give praise for a job well done, and give what I think is constructive criticism, but I think it comes off as me being a sarcastic jerk- unintentional obviously. I have a pretty serious case of social anxiety which halts a large part of any career that I may have, presently and in the future. Not by choice of course, but if I am working in any type of group setting and the rest of the team does not pull their own weight or there is some tension or other negative vibes going on, my anxiety seems to be set off by things of that vernacular. If it was a different type of group setting where I was the group leader, I think I would be better fitted for that because I have control of the group and if members of the team start to slack off, I can control if they stay as members or kick rocks. That is just how I feel, and I am sure I am the only one, the unique individual.