Survey: a. What Sort of Leader are You?
- Read and evaluate the feedback from each exercise you complete.
- Include a title heading for each exercise summary.
- Tell me your test scores (do not copy and paste, please type out your scores).
- Write three or more sentences in your own words that summarize the following:
- Do you agree with the results?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- Provide a real-life example
Are You a Self-Manager?
To determine your self-management initiative, rate each of the following items, from 1 (“Never Do This”) to 7 (“Always Do This”).
|Never Do This||Always Do This|
|1.||I plan out my day before beginning to work.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|2.||I try to schedule my work in advance.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|3.||I plan my career carefully.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|4.||I come to work early to plan my day.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|5.||I use lists and agendas to structure my workday.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|6.||I set specific job goals on a regular basis.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|7.||I set daily goals for myself.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|8.||I try to manage my time.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1.||I control the access subordinates have to me in order to get my work done.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|2.||I use a special place at work where I can work uninterrupted.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|3.||I hold my telephone calls when I need to get things done.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1.||I come in early or stay late at work to prevent distractions from interfering with my work.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|2.||I take my work home with me to make sure it gets done.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|3.||I come in on my days off to catch up on my work.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1.||I have learned to manage my aggressiveness with my subordinates.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|2.||My facial expression and conversational tone are important in dealing with subordinates.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|3.||It’s important for me to maintain a “professional” manager-subordinate relationship.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|4.||I try to keep my emotions under control.||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
Higher scores mean a higher degree of self-management. For the overall scale, scores of 100 or higher represent high scores. For each area, the following represent high scores: planning, scores of 48 or higher; access management, scores of 18 or higher; catch-up activities, score of 18 or higher; and emotions management, scores of 24 or higher.
Source: M. Castaneda, T.A. Kolenko, and R.J. Aldag, “Self-Management Perceptions and Practices: A Structual Equations Analysis”, Journal of Organizational Behaviour 20, 1999. Table 4, pp. 114-115. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reproduced with permission.