How balanced is your leadership?  Take this quiz to find out...

Effective leaders know the importance of balance when it comes to leadership and management skills. Take the 20 question assessment below to see measure the effectiveness your leadership. Some of the questions are based on your beliefs and some are based on actions you are taking. Answer honestly to get straight, unbiased  feedback about your leadership. Once you have completed the self-assessment, you will receive a Balanced Leadership score.

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* 1. Continuously examining visions and beliefs about the future sets the stage for motivating change and improvement.

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* 2. I do not feel comfortable delegating projects unless I know the person will get it done right.

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* 3. I engage in one-on-one conversations with my supervisor.

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* 4. My time with staff is balanced between focusing on strengths and identifying weaknesses.

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* 5. I am quick to accept responsibility—even for things that are not my fault—rather than place blame on others.

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* 6. I regularly read books/articles and attend trainings about education and how to improve it.

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* 7. In my organization, we have lots of data available, and we use it effectively  to drive our decisions.

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* 8. I provide choices and options when staff are ready to help encourage internally motivated behavior.

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* 9. People with lesser skills and talents need clear guidelines, directions, and follow up  in order to achieve the desired end result.

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* 10. You cannot influence culture. It is what it is.

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* 11. I spend a lot of time in conversations which greatly influence the actions I take.

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* 12. A effective leader does not admit mistakes because they need to be strong in front of their subordinates.

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* 13. The people in my organization work collaboratively to solve problems and spend little time blaming others or making excuses.

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* 14. I meet deadlines and complete tasks on time and on budget

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* 15. The people that I work with are intrinsically motivated and often work on their own to solve problems.

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* 16. People generally know what to do and will do it when provided instructions.

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* 17. Workers in my organization will take advantage of you if you provide them lots of choices and options.

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* 18. Our staff meetings are so crammed with stuff to do, that there is little time for meaningful reflection and dialog.

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* 19. I don’t say what I am thinking because I don’t want to be rejected by my boss or other leaders.

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* 20. I would rather fail doing something new than not to take the risks for fear of failure.

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