DirectionsThis questionnaire contains statements about leadership style beliefs. Next to each statement, circle the number that represents how strongly you feel about the statement by using the following scoring system:
Be honest about your choices as there are no right or wrong answers - it is only for your own self-assessment.
Leadership Style Survey
|In the fill-in lines below, mark the score of each
item on the questionnaire. For example, if you scored item one with
a 3 (Occasionally), then enter a 3 next to Item One. When you have
entered all the scores for each question, total each of the three
This questionnaire is to help you assess what leadership style you normally operate out of. The lowest score possible for a stage is 10 (Almost never) while the highest score possible for a stage is 50 (Almost always).
The highest of the three scores indicates what style of leadership you normally use. If your highest score is 40 or more, it is a strong indicator of your normal style.
The lowest of the three scores is an indicator of the style you least use. If your lowest score is 20 or less, it is a strong indicator that you normally do not operate out of this mode.
If two of the scores are close to the same, you might be going through a transition phase, either personally or at work, except:
Final ThoughtsNormally, some of the best leaders operate out of the participative mode and use the other two modes as needed. An example of an exception would be a leader who has a new crew or temporary work-force. That leader would probably need to operating out of the authoritarian mode most of the time. On the other hand, a leader who has a crew of professionals or a crew that knows more than she or he does, would probably operate out of the delegative mode.
Leaders who want their employees to grow, use a participative style of leadership. As they "grow" into their jobs, then they are gradually given more authority (delegative) over their jobs.
Reliability and Validity
Since this survey is a training tool, it has not been formally checked for reliability or validity. However, since I have had a lot of feedback from various training classes, other trainers, and various sources, I feel that it is fairly accurate.
If I did a formal reliability and validity analysis, I would probably have to charge for it.
|* Thanks to Don Clark at http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/survstyl.html|