What Are Your Leadership Strengths?

(By Robert E. Quinn)

To discover whether you’re at your best as a leader, assess yourself against these 32 statements, which are arranged in four groups. Move the slider as close as appropriate to the statement that best reflects your position. The closer you move the slider to a statement, the more strongly you feel that statement reflects your view. The first eight get at the question of whether you’re truly results-centered. The next eight probe whether you’re internally directed or whether you have a tendency to comply with social pressures. The next set is aimed at helping you see whether you’re other-focused, meaning willing to put the needs of the group or task above your own. The final eight are about being open to valuable external stimuli and ideas. The assessment is based on the 2005 HBR article “Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership,” by Robert E. Quinn, the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

When you’ve finished the self-test, your score will help you determine which areas are your strengths and where you may need further reflection and improvement.

To take part in these assessments, click  HERE.

(Source: Harvard Business Review)

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