How often do you think about the skills and abilities that make you an effective leader and team member? How often do you assess what you do well, and what could be improved upon or “refreshed”?

Interacting with others effectively and efficiently is based on technique, experience, personal styles and temperament. What are your strengths? What are your areas for development?

Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.
–Sir William Jones

Self Assessment – Rate yourself

(1 = Never  3 = Sometimes  5 = Always)

  1. I am committed to developing my staff, realizing it builds bench strength, grows the bottom line, reduces attrition, and overall makes the company stronger. Score:
  2. I hold others accountable, and address non productive behaviors in a healthy, honoring way. Score:
  3. I think strategically and take time to work on the bigger picture, not just day-to-day priorities. Score:
  4. I am very “self aware”. I understand my strengths and my areas requiring development, and leverage my strengths to support the attainment of goals. Score:
  5. I am inspired and energized while at work, and know how I contribute to the bottom line. Score:
  6. I clearly communicate my point of view/perspectives, and feel I am listened to (not necessarily agreed with). Score:
  7. I have an open mindset and don’t get stuck on how things used to be, versus how they “could” be. Score:
  8. I listen to opposing viewpoints and take time to process and reflect on them. Score:
  9. I solicit feedback, share the results, and take action against the results. Score:
  10. I maintain my composure regardless of how stressful the situation or antagonistic a person may be. Score:

How many questions scored a 1 or 3? Did any other questions come to mind that you would like to address?

The year is half over; it’s a great time to update your development plan and determine what changes you’d like to make prior to year end.

What are your strengths? What are your areas for development?

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