Great leadership consistently and effectively sets direction, creates alignment, gains commitment, and drives accountability. With this kind of leadership, your organization is either on top of your competition or will soon be there.
If you think your leadership might have room for improvement, I offer a number of questions to help gauge just how much room there is. If you like, you can score your organization’s leadership. I’ll have some recommendations based on your scores following the questions.
Ask yourself each question, then give your organization
5 if All your leaders do so All the time
4 if Most of them hit the mark Most of the time
3 if Some of them do, Most of the time
2 if Some of them do, Some of the time
1 if Most of them could do better
0 if you’re not sure of the answer
Do your leaders:
59 to 75—Hardly any room for improvement today, but keep checking.
46 to 60—Your company may be in very great shape, but make sure.
31 to 45—Lots of room for improvement. Don’t wait too long. Your competition may not.
16 to 30—It’s time to get cracking. Your leadership needs serious leadership transformation.
1 to 15—Your organization needs a complete leadership overhaul. Immediately!
This test just scratches the surface, of course. It’s meant to be more of a thought starter than an scientific measurement. To find out how well your leaders are performing, ask for a Leadership Assessment. Even if you scored vey well, an Leadership Assessment will make sure your off-the-top-of-your-head assessment is correct.
By the way, if you scored zero, you certainly should be commended for your honesty. There are leaders who do not have an honest idea of how effectively their leaders are preforming, and they simply assume everything must be all right. If you really are not sure how your leaders are performing, call or email me. I’ll be happy to provide a confidential, no-strings-attached, evaluation.
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