We offer a self-development questionaire aimed at helping you improve your managerial performance, advance your career and realize your full potential.
Step 1. Diagnosis The questionnaire below is based on The 11 Qualities of the Effective Manager. There are seven statements for each of the Qualities. Consider each statement in turn and decide whether it is:
PARTLY true or
for you in your job and in your organization at this time. At the end of each set of seven statements there is a box for you to total your score for the Quality being considered.
A second summary box invites you to decide - whatever the total score – how important this Quality is for you at this time. Is it a HIGH (score = 3), MEDIUM (score = 2) or LOW (score = 1) priority?
NB. We strongly recommend that you complete the questionnaire in two stages: first, go straight through ticking boxes for all 77 statements; and second, then work back through the scenarios adding up the totals and thinking about your priorities.
We suggest this for two reasons: box ticking and adding/weighing up are two different activities and the one may distract from or distort the other; second, your priorities should be considered in the context of The 11 qualities of the Effective Manager as a whole.
An Alternative to the Questionnaire: Conversation with Partner
Although this questionnaire, like the rest of this book, is designed for you to work through alone, it is often helpful to work with somebody else. An appropriate partner - a friend, a coach, even your boss – can give you support, help you to act on ideas and provide useful feedback. Any partner must be committed to the role. An ideal situation might be where you both want to work on your self-development, so that you can help each other.
If you want to work with a partner, you can enroll a suitable person and work through all the statements in the questionnaire below. Take each one in turn and discuss it with your partner. Do you need to get better at this? Do you want to develop this quality further? Think about these statements, get your partner’s views, compare them with your own and, when you have worked right through, complete the scoring, priority rankings and goals as for the questionnaire below.
The 11 Qualities of the Effective Manager Questionnaire For each statement (A1,A2,etc.), tick the box that best describes you in your job or organization. This statement is …
NOT true for me (Score 0)
PARTLY true for me (Score 1)
VERY true for me (Score 2)
For example, if, in response to statement A1, you think that you actually do know a lot about what’s going on around you, you would tick Box 0 next to that statement, eg.