This assessment is composed of questions to help define your current leadership
competencies. Please read each statement carefully, then rate yourself in terms of the
degree to which you think you possess the attribute or perform the leadership skill. This is
not a test. There is no right or wrong answer. Please respond to every statement. Do not
answer in terms of how you would like to see yourself, what you should be doing, or how
you think others view you. Instead, be realistic and honest with yourself.
The assessment provides three choices:
● Do not do well
● Do somewhat well
● Do well
After you have completed the assessment, go back and place a check beside the categories
you will include in your Personal Development Plan and work on for this program. Consider
especially the skills you do not do well and what you might do to improve them. This is where
you are likely to grow the most. Think about stretching yourself 10 percent.
Remember, this assessment is for your benefit in thinking about the leadership goals you want
to establish for the Leadership Development Program. Please keep in mind the attributes and
skills you hope to establish when completing your Personal Development Plan.
How Do I Use the Leadership Self-Assessment?
The purpose of this self- assessment tool is to help you think about the many skills and
attributes of leadership, the ones you already possess, and the ones you would like to
develop. There is no way that any one person can master all of these, even in a lifetime. For
the purposes of the Leadership Development Program, this instrument is intended to help you
assess your strengths and weaknesses, why you think you are strong or weak in these
attributes, and ways in which you wish to develop. From this assessment, you should be able
to develop your goals for your Personal Development Plan.
First, go through the assessment and think about the attributes and skills in regards to how
well you perform them. Second, go through the assessment and select a few specific
leadership categories you will focus on developing over the course of this program. Although it
is expected that you will develop to some extent in all the skills and attributes, it is important to
focus your attention on a handful of specific skills, and develop an intentional plan on how you
intend to grow or develop them.