- Compare your score with the information in the Score Interpretation Section. Do you agree with the overall results?
- Then look at the Personal Characteristics areas for your scores on the sub-categories. Which characteristic (or characteristics if tied) is/are your strongest? Do you agree with the score? Why or why not. Which characteristic (or characteristics if tied) is/are your weakest? Do you agree with the score? Why or why not?
- How might the knowledge/information gained from this assessment be helpful to you in your current job or future job or entrepreneurial venture?
Write your responses in three thoughtful, insightful and meaningful paragraphs for a total of about 500 words.
MY TOTAL SCORE IS 70.
18 Statements to Answer
|Not at All||Rarely||Some- times||Often||Very Often|
|1When assigning tasks, I consider people’s skills and interests.||x|
|2I doubt myself and my ability to succeed.||X|
|3I expect nothing less than top-notch results from people.||X|
|4I expect my people to work harder than I do.||X|
|5When someone is upset, I try to understand how he or she is feeling.||X|
|6When circumstances change, I can struggle to know what to do.||X|
|7I think that personal feelings shouldn’t be allowed to get in the way of performance and productivity.||X|
|8I am highly motivated because I know I have what it takes to be successful.||X|
|9Time spent worrying about team morale is time that’s wasted.||X|
|10I get upset and worried quite often in the workplace.||X
|11My actions show people what I want from them.||X|
|12When working with a team, I encourage everyone to work toward the same overall objectives.||X|
|13I make exceptions to my rules and expectations. It’s easier than being the enforcer all the time!||X|
|14I enjoy planning for the future.||X|
|15I feel threatened when someone criticizes me.||X|
|16I make time to learn what people need from me, so that they can be successful.||X|
|17I’m optimistic about life, and I can see beyond temporary setbacks and problems.||X|
|18I think that teams perform best when individuals keep doing the same tasks and perfecting them, instead of learning new skills and challenging themselves.|
Total = 70
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