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What's Your Leadership Potential?


Are you a born leader who can naturally motivate and influence others?

Many leadership characteristics can be learned with time and experience.

Many others are inborn or natural to the individual. These are the people who have been leaders since kindergarten. They are the born leaders.

There are several keys to strong leadership abilities. Take this assessment to find out how strong the leader in you is. The results will help you decide whether you have what it takes naturally and have all the learned skills or whether you could work on learning some more leadership skills.

Please complete all items. Rate each item on a scale of 1-5. Choose how true each statement is for you.

Disclaimer: This assessment is not intended to provide a psychological or psychiatric diagnosis and your completion of the test does not indicate a professional counselling or coaching relationship with the creators or administrators of the test.

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1. I remember being an “organizer” when I was young- I would plan birthday parties, sleepovers, school trips…whenever something exciting was going on, you could be sure that I was at the head of it.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

2. When trying to build and lead an effective team, I help the team members to become committed to the success of the team as well as to their personal success
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

3. Whenever I have been involved in projects, I almost always enjoying serving as the team leader or project manager.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

4. I have always had a knack for getting people worked up and inspired around various important issues.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

5. I seem to be very skilled at generating trust among employees and team members.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

6. Words that others would use to describe me include, “driven, focused, inspirational, and empowering.”
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

7. Teachers and professors have told me that I have a unique ability to gather people and encourage them to get involved with various projects.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

8. I have been told that my abilities to be highly decisive and focused have helped to improve my team’s performance.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

9. When I was back in school, my teachers used to say that I would be an excellent leader someday.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

10. I provide my team members with praise and helpful feedback.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

11.I hold myself and team members to a high level of excellence but not to rigid standards of perfectionism.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

12. In leading an effective team, I typically help the team to be creative and avoid group think (cohesiveness to the point of reduced creativity).
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

13. When I think about my career path, one of my primary goals has always been to obtain a top leadership position.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

14. I remember starting different social or professional clubs or organizations when I was younger.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

15. If my parents or other family members were asked about my traits when I was a child and teenager, they would say that I loved directing people and activities.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

16. I provide a great deal of feedback to people on my team.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

17. I have always really enjoyed orchestrating activities, whether they are projects at work, outings with friends, or surprise parties, I’ve always loved being at the heart of the process.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

18. It is typical for me to think about how much I enjoy helping others to do their jobs the best that they can.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

19. People have often told me that I am able to get team members committed and energized for new projects.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

20. I like to encourage the people I lead to be autonomous individually and also interdependent within the team.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

21. I have received positive feedback several times about my leadership abilities.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

22. I always used to volunteer to be the team captain in gym class or in school projects.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

23. I understand the stages of team development, such as forming, conforming, storming, and performing very well.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

24. When I was in college (or high school), I began at least one major project, activity, or campus organization and appointed myself as the president or coordinator.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

25. Leading a group of people to victory (or defeat as long as we did our best) is among my favorite things to do.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

26. People close to me tell me that I need to pursue leadership positions since I seem to be naturally gifted in this area.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

27. I have always been good at recognizing different people’s core competencies and helping them to develop these areas.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

28. If I could choose my dream job, it would definitely be something that involves leading and motivating people.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

29. When I talk, people seem to truly listen and take action on my ideas.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

30. I remember many times in which I took the lead on projects and got excellent feedback from all people involved.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True

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