“The New Drivers of Leadership”

The following self-assessment is adapted from the Casse (2014) article assigned this week. For each pair of items, select the one that is most typical of your behavior and preferences in the workplace.

I think I am good at: Choice
1 Stimulating others’ views and actions X
2 Setting up clear objectives

3 Avoiding procrastination or delay
4 Questioning the way things are done X

5 Not taking anything for granted X
6 Being selective in choosing my options

7 Moving things around
8 Adapting myself to evolving situations X

9 Concentrating my actions on what can make the difference X
10 Communicating with passion

11 Checking my assumptions from time to time
12 Responding quickly to opportunities X

13 Avoiding being side-tracked X
14 Appreciating healthy competition

15 Exploring new ways to get things done X
16 Overriding others in implementation

17 Looking for quick wins X
18 Getting people excited about new projects

19 Acting first and thinking next
20 Disagreeing with others openly and, when needed, forcefully X

21 Enjoying moving at a fast pace
22 Mobilising people around some key tasks X

23 Initiating lively discussions
24 Always looking for better ways to get things done X

25 Being quick at solving problems X
26 Accepting and exploiting conflicts

27 Achieving and then moving on X
28 Inspiring people’s imagination

29 Investing time and effort in well-selected actions X
30 Avoiding consensus and compromise

31 Leading by objectives
32 Getting bored with repetitive actions X

33 Leading with stamina
34 Separating what’s critical from what’s trivial X

35 Getting people to take initiative
36 Criticising traditional ways of performing X

37 Avoiding the wait-and-see position
38 Making critical choices X

39 Enjoying work pressure (up to a point)
40 Resenting any form of conditioning X

Once you have completed your selections, circle or otherwise indicate each number in the following table that you chose in the exercise. Then add up the number of items you selected for each Driver and note your score for each row. Please refer to the text of the article for more information about each Driver.

Driver 1 1 7 10 14 18 23 26 28 33 35 = 1
Driver 2 2 6 9 13 22 27 29 31 34 38 = 7
Driver 3 3 8 12 16 17 19 21 25 37 39 = 4
Driver 4 4 5 11 15 20 24 30 32 36 40 = 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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