Leadership

Survey:  a. What Sort of Leader are You?

b. Are you a Self-Manager?  

c. Are you a Procrastinator?

d. How Good is Your Decision-Making?

e. What Organizational Structure Do You Prefer?

  1. Read and evaluate the feedback from each exercise you complete.
  2. Include a title heading for each exercise summary.
  3. Tell me your test scores (do not copy and paste, please type out your scores).
  4. 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
Planning  
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
Access management  
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
Catch-up activities  
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
Emotions management  
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

 

Scoring Key:

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.