Leadership Self Assessment

Traditional vs. High Performance Management Styles....Moving Away From Control and Toward Empowerment

Leaders should perform in the Five Roles below: 

  • Manager
  • Technician
  • Trailblazer 
  • Architect
  • Coach  

In traditional organizations, managers emphasize the manager and technician roles

In High Performance Organizations, leaders emphasize the Architect, Trailblazer and Coach roles

Your management skills are shaped over time and are  developed and influenced by your personality, your experiences, your training and development, and your mentors.

Knowing your management style and natural and developed traits, can help you to continuously improve the required leadership skills and abilities to grow and develop in your leadership role.

Completing this assessment will help you understand your management style and traits as they relate to these 5 Roles of Leadership.

With 10 being the highest rating, rate yourself related to each of these management skill sets.


Step 1 of 5

  1. Plans and schedules projects
  2. Directs resources to specific assignments
  3. Decides daily goals and priorities
  4. Tracks Progress
  5. Completes reports and paperwork
  6. Runs Meetings
  7. Maintains discipline and order


Step 2 of 5

  1. Analyses the organizational environment for trends and changes
  2. Clearly articulates a vision for the future
  3. Translates vision into objectives
  4. Imparts and enforces simple boundaries
  5. Makes connections with people outside the organization
  6. Encourages risk-taking and innovation


Step 3 of 5

  1. Has a high degree of technical proficiency
  2. Is sought out for expertise
  3. Diagnoses problems using analytical skills
  4. Possesses superior troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  5. Enjoys putting out fires
  6. Makes decisions quickly


Step 4 of 5

  1. Standardizes and documents processes and procedures
  2. Aligns Systems to Strategies and visions
  3. Challenges practices that are not consistent with the core philosophy
  4. Meets with others to learn procedures for operations
  5. Test various processes and practices to continuously improve results


Step 5 of 5

  1. Sets Standards for behavior and performance
  2. Empowers people to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Provides information and training
  4. Evaluates and helps individuals grow in their abilities
  5. Acts as a mentor
  6. Conducts performance evaluations
  7. Praises in public, corrects in private
  8. Involves and Engages staff at all levels


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