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Quiz - What's Your Leadership Potential?

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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. Your Result will be emailed to you. Please be patient as your score does take time to process.

Quiz sourced from: http://www.topresults.com/Quick_Guide_to_Leadership_Trai/ What_s_Your_Leadership_Potenti/what_s_your_leadership_potenti.html

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.
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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
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3. Whenever I have been involved in projects, I almost always enjoying serving as the team leader or project manager.
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4. I have always had a knack for getting people worked up and inspired around various important issues.
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5. I seem to be very skilled at generating trust among employees and team members.
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6. Words that others would use to describe me include, “driven, focused, inspirational, and empowering.”
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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.
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8. I have been told that my abilities to be highly decisive and focused have helped to improve my team’s performance.
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9. When I was back in school, my teachers used to say that I would be an excellent leader someday.
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10. I provide my team members with praise and helpful feedback.
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I hold myself and team members to a high level of excellence but not to rigid standards of perfectionism.
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12. In leading an effective team, I typically help the team to be creative and avoid groupthink (cohesiveness to the point of reduced creativity).
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13. When I think about my career path, one of my primary goals has always been to obtain a top leadership position.
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14. I remember starting different social or professional clubs or organizations when I was younger.
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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.
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16. I provide a great deal of feedback to people on my team.
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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.
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18. It is typical for me to think about how much I enjoy helping others to do their jobs the best that they can.
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19. People have often told me that I am able to get team members committed and energized for new projects.
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20. I like to encourage the people I lead to be autonomous individually and also interdependent within the team.
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21. I have received positive feedback several times about my leadership abilities.
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22. I always used to volunteer to be the team captain in gym class or in school projects.
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23. I understand the stages of team development, such as forming, conforming, storming, and performing very well.
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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.
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25. Leading a group of people to victory (or defeat as long as we did our best) is among my favorite things to do.
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26. People close to me tell me that I need to pursue leadership positions since I seem to be naturally gifted in this area.
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27. I have always been good at recognizing different people’s core competencies and helping them to develop these areas.
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28. If I could choose my dream job, it would definitely be something that involves leading and motivating people.
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29. When I talk, people seem to truly listen and take action on my ideas.
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30. I remember many times in which I took the lead on projects and got excellent feedback from all people involved.
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