Leadership Approach Assessment

   Leadership Approach Self-Assessment


Complete this self-assessment to help determine and reflect on your leadership approach.

For each of the questions listed below, rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being Almost Always True and 1 being Almost Never True. Choose the response you think most honestly and objectively represents your default approach.

Organization Name (optional)
First & Last Name
Email Address
Phantom Approach
I spend very little time 1-on-1 with my team and am often not available.
I avoid having the tough conversations with my team and colleagues.
My confidence comes from spending time with people outside of my team.
Taskmaster Approach
I lead by telling others what to do rather than seek out their ideas.
I use my positional authority to control how work gets done.
My confidence comes from my ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Contributor Approach
I add value to my organization by applying my domain skills.
I enjoy getting into the details and being involved in the tactical day-to-day.
My confidence comes from my own contributions and domain expertise.
Organizer Approach
I spend most of my time scheduling, planning, and prioritizing people’s work.
I delegate work, allocate resources where needed, and keep people informed.
My confidence comes from my knowledge of and control over resources.
Coach Approach
I place the highest priority on helping others and making them successful.
I help people develop by exhortation, sharing knowledge, and giving feedback.
My confidence comes through seeing others be successful.
Transformer Approach
I’m proactive in identifying new initiatives and leading change.
I inspire people to leave the status quo and embrace new ideas.
My confidence comes through motivating others to take action.
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