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Leadership Development - Test One - What is your leadership style?

This test is designed to help you identify your preferred leadership style. It should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

How do you behave, contribute and interrelate with others when leading your team? We all have natural tendencies in our workplace. Determining your preferred leadership style can help you in your career planning and personal development decisions. Your can use this information to find the environment you need to thrive and work out how best to work with colleagues

Answer the questions below and then click submit.

The questionnaire is to describe your leadership style as you yourself perceive it.  Judge how frequently each statement applies to you. Please rate each statement as follows:

5 - Very often
4 - Quite often
3 - Sometimes
2 -Rarely
1 - Never

1. I talk about my most important personal beliefs and values
5 4 3 2 1

2. I talk about the future optimistically
5 4 3 2 1

3. I question assumptions to see whether they are still appropriate
5 4 3 2 1

4. I spend time supporting, coaching and teaching others
5 4 3 2 1

5. I provide others with help in exchange for their efforts
5 4 3 2 1

6. I focus my attention on mistakes and deviations from standards
5 4 3 2 1

7. I wait for things to go wrong before starting action
5 4 3 2 1

8. I avoid getting involved with major issues
5 4 3 2 1

9. I try and generate pride in others in my area
5 4 3 2 1

10. I talk enthusiastically about what needs to be done
5 4 3 2 1

5 - Very often
4 - Quite often
3 - Sometimes
2 -Rarely
1 - Never

11. I ask for different perspectives when solving a problem
5 4 3 2 1

12. I treat people as individuals rather than just as group members
5 4 3 2 1

13. I make it clear who is responsible for achieving specific performance targets
5 4 3 2 1

14. I tend to concentrate my full attention on complaints and failures
4 3 2 1

15. I show that I am a believer in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
5 4 3 2 1

16. I try to avoid making decisions
5 4 3 2 1

17. I put the interests of the group before my own self-interests
5 4 3 2 1

18. I describe a compelling vision of the future
5 4 3 2 1

19. I get others to look at problems from many different perspectives
5 4 3 2 1

20. I think of my peers as individuals as having their own needs, abilities and aspirations
5 4 3 2 1

5 - Very often
4 - Quite often
3 - Sometimes
2 -Rarely
1 - Never

21. I make clear the benefits of achieving performance targets
5 4 3 2 1

22. I keep track of all my mistakes and errors
5 4 3 2 1

23. I believe that problems must become major before I take action
5 4 3 2 1

24. I put off responding to urgent problems
5 4 3 2 1

25. I display a sense of confidence
5 4 3 2 1

26. I show confidence that goals will be achieved
5 4 3 2 1

27. I suggest new ways of looking at how to solve problems
5 4 3 2 1

28. I help others to develop their strengths
5 4 3 2 1

29. I express my pleasure when others meet my expectations
5 4 3 2 1

30. I direct my attention toward failures to meet agreed standards
5 4 3 2 1

31. I don’t tend to deal with problems until they become serious
5 4 3 2 1

32.I deal with problems when they finally become urgent
5 4 3 2 1