Self assessment is universal truth.

A Self-Assessment For the New Year

Where are you now? Where would you like to be?

We’ve begun the new year, and what better way to kick it off than by completing a simple, yet hopefully, thought provoking assessment.

Use a scale of 1-5, 5 being highest, answer the set of 8 questions below.

  1. I am concerned about long term planning over day to day problems and annoyances.
  2. I allow me/my team/organization to invest in new technology, processes, training, and tools without trying to delay the investment.
  3. I have clearly defined vision, mission, goals, and roles, have communicated them, and track my progress.
  4. I hold myself and others accountable to high-performance standards.
  5. I permit the team to work on projects and with customers without looking over their shoulders.
  6. I deal with difficult conversations with customers, staff, and peers rather than avoid the situation.
  7. I admit mistakes freely and allow mistakes to be learning events, for me, and others.
  8. I am passionate about what I do, and WANT to continually develop my skills, and help others succeed.

How many did you score a 4 or 5 in?  What about a 1 or 2?

Now score your boss. How’d they do? Would you be willing to share your results with your leader? What about sharing with them how you rated them? Is there anything you’d like to see change?

Think in terms of where you are now and where you’d like to be. How much change is required?