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What Kind of Leader are You? A Leadership Questionnaire

What Kind of Leader are You? A Leadership QuestionnaireWhat kind of leader are you?  Here is a leadership questionnaire that can help you discover your character.

Answer each question then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.  Be honest, for the best results!

1.  I do not expect those I lead to be creative.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

2. Every team needs an administration, policy-making group.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

3. A majority must lead the team.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

4. The team leader must generate the vision of the team.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

5. The leader’s responsibility is to approve all-important decisions.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

6. The team should have a hierarchy of authority.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

7. The leadership of the team should be equally shared.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

8. Team success should be assessed by quality rather than by quantity.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

9. I do not feel a need to be accountable to anyone for my leadership decisions.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

10. The successful team must be driven by a well-defined administration.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

11. There should be no leadership distinctions among the members of a team.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

12. I have a strong desire to help others become leaders.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

13. I have a tendency to dominate conversations.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

14.”Business meeting” should be the deciding and “planning hub” of the team.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

15. All team members have equal authority.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

16. I am a good listener.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

17. Sometimes I may come across as offensively self-assured.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

18. True leadership begins at “the top” and moves downward.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

19. The entire team should have “final say” of any changes.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

20. I like to work with people on an equal basis.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

21. I have found myself exercising unwarranted influence over others.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

22. Every team needs a clear “vertical chain of command.”
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

23.  No change in the team should be attempted without “majority” support.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

24.  I am tolerant with those I disagree with.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

25.  I believe “leaders” should not be questioned.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

26.  Every task in teamwork must follow a detailed procedure.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

27.  “Inactive” members have the same voting rights pertaining to decisions as “active” members.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

28.  I feel comfortable working with “groups of people.”
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

29.  I enjoy “flying solo.”
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

30.  Every team member must be accountable to a system of management.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

31.  No decision should be made without a thorough education of the entire team.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

32.  I am able to motivate others.
Agree 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 Disagree

After you have finished answering the questions to the Leadership Questionnaire take your score for answer 1 and place it beside the 1 below.  Do this for each question.  Then, total each column of questions and enter the score in the total below.

What kind of leader are you?  Understanding yourself can help you as you continue to develop as a leader.  Becoming a “team leader” is the goal!  How are you doing?

Autocratic Leader

1.____

5.____

9.____

13.___

17.___

21.___

25.___

29.___

___Total

Bureaucrat Leader

2.____

6.____

10.___

14.___

18.___

22.___

26.___

30.___

___Total

Democratic Leader

3.____

7.____

11.___

15.___

19.___

23.___

27.___

31.___

___Total

Team Leader

4.____

8.____

12.___

16.___

20.___

24.___

28.___

32.___

___Total

About this Questionnaire
This questionnaire is part of the doctoral project entitled A Consultant’s Strategy for Team Development Within the Local Church by Dr. Dale Roach.  Feel free to copy and use this questionnaire.

Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team."He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years.The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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