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Real Women, Real Leaders: Surviving and Succeeding in the Business World by Priscilla Shumway, Kathleen Hurley

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Leadership Self-Assessment

Self-reflection is an important component of developing leadership qualities. This self assessment is designed to help leaders determine which leadership skills they may need to develop. It focuses on eight components dealing with (1) providing direction, (2) leading courageously, (3) fostering teamwork, (4) championing change, (5) coaching people, (6) motivating others, (7) building relationships, and (8) acting with integrity. A set of five statements reflect various attributes of and skills for each component.

Instructions

Please read each statement carefully. Then rate yourself in terms of how well you think you possess the attribute or perform the leadership skill by circling the statement that best reflects your view. This is not a test; there are no right or wrong answers.

The rating scale provides three choices:

1 = I do not possess this attribute or do this skill well at all.

2 = I seldom possess this attribute or do this skill somewhat well.

3 = I possess this attribute or do this skill very well.

Circle your chosen response for each statement

Please respond to every statement. In selecting your response, be realistic about your assessment. Do not answer in terms of how you would like to see yourself, in terms of what you should be doing, or in terms of how you think others view you. Again, the purpose of this assessment is to help you focus on growth objectives that will stretch you in meaningful ways. Once the averages for each component ...

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