Leadership Roles Self-Assessment

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					   Competing Values Framework: Leadership Roles Self-Assessment

Instructions: Listed below are statements that describe the skills essential to the ten
leadership roles. Place a number from 1 to 7 next to each statement, indicating the
frequency of use.

               Very infrequently       1   2   3   4   5   6   7   Almost always

_____ 1. I introduce changes and new ideas.

_____ 2. I use project plans and milestones to clarify tasks and assignments.

_____ 3. I maintain networks of influential contacts.

_____ 4. I carefully track my daily performance and outcomes of my work.

_____ 5. I employ a variety of motivation techniques.

_____ 6. I facilitate consensus in the work unit.

_____ 7. I clearly define areas of responsibility for employees.

_____ 8. I solicit feedback on my performance as a manager.

_____ 9. I think about where the organization will be 5 years from now.

_____ 10. I make sure workflow is not disrupted because of staffing or budget changes.

_____ 11. I experiment with new concepts and procedures.

_____ 12. I involve the group in solving workplace problems and making decisions.

_____ 13. I analyze the values and beliefs that drive employee behavior.

_____ 14. I make sure everyone is committed to where the organization is going.

_____ 15. I influence decisions made at higher levels.

_____ 16. I use information systems to detect performance problems.

_____ 17. I facilitate a climate of intensity, productivity, and high energy in my unit.

_____ 18. I use symbols and ceremonies to engage stakeholders and inspire staff.

_____ 19. I scan the environment for threats to the organization.
_____ 20. I listen to the concerns and needs of my employees.

_____ 21. I measure my work unit’s using a system of measures.

_____ 22. I understand the interests of our important stakeholders.

_____ 23. I align the goals and objectives of my work unit with the organizations.

_____ 24. I help my employees identify their aspirations and goals.

_____ 25. I make sure groups have the information they need to complete work on time.

_____ 26. I see how the culture of the organization helps or hinders change.

_____ 27. I solve problems in creative, clever ways.

_____ 28. I link rewards to productivity defined by the best standards in the field and
          customer requirements..

_____ 29. I manage conflict productively.

_____ 30. I search for innovations and potential improvements.

_____ 31. I clarify priorities and direction.

_____ 32. I effectively negotiate win-win solutions that benefit the organization.

_____ 33. I use group progress reports to shift resources and update plans.

_____ 34. I develop vision for my unit that is aligned with the overall agency vision.

_____ 35. I coach employees in improving their skills.

_____ 36. I am a role model for the values I want the organization to live by.

_____ 37. I have consistent and frequent contact with external and internal customers to
           gather information on their needs and level of satisfaction.
_____ 38. I build teamwork among group members.

_____ 39. I provide data to all employees so that they can track their unit’s progress.

_____ 40. I involve staff in discussing their personal visions and how they fit with the
          bigger picture.
                  Leadership Roles Self-Assessment

                                  Scoring Sheet
Instructions: Record your scores next to the number of the statement. Add up the total
and divide by 4. Mark your average score for each role; connect the dots.

The Facilitator                                           The Mentor
 6. _____                                                  8. _____
12. _____                                                 20. _____
29. _____                                                 24. _____
38. _____                                                 35. _____

Total _____/ 4 = _____                                    Total _____/ 4 = _____

The Innovator                                             The Broker
 1. _____                                                  3. _____
11. _____                                                 15. _____
27. _____                                                 22. _____
30. _____                                                 32. _____

Total _____/ 4 = _____                                    Total _____/ 4 = _____

The Producer                                              The Director
 5. _____                                                  7. _____
17. _____                                                 14. _____
28. _____                                                 23. _____
37. _____                                                 31. _____

Total _____/ 4 = _____                                    Total _____/ 4 = _____

The Coordinator                                           The Monitor
 2. _____                                                  4. _____
10. _____                                                 16. _____
25. _____                                                 21. _____
33. _____                                                 39. _____

Total _____/ 4 = _____                                    Total _____/ 4 = _____

The Visionary                                             The Culture Manager
 9. _____                                                 13. _____
19. _____                                                 18. _____
34. _____                                                 26. _____
40. _____                                                       36. _____

Total _____/ 4 = _____                                          Total _____/ 4 = _____

Adapted from “Competing Values Framework,” found in Beyond Rational Management; Robert E. Quinn;
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco; 1988; pp. 175-177.
                            Leadership Roles
                                 Profile




              Mentor                             Innovator
               Role                    7              Role
                                       6
                                       5                     Broker
Facilitator
       Role                                                    Role
                                       4
                                       3
                                       2

           7 6   5     4 3 2               2 3 4 5   6       7
 Culture                                                   Visionary
Manager                                                         Role
   Role
                                       2
                                       3
  Monitor                              4                   Producer
   Role                                                        Role
                                       5
                                       6
              Coordinator                       Director
                     Role              7           Role

				
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