Reveal Your Leadership Style

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Reveal Your Leadership Style

This survey will reveal the key drivers which shape your approach to your work, colleagues, leadership and life. Find out whether you are fiery red, sunshine yellow, earth green or cool blue in this five minute quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would your friends best describe you?
    • A. 

      Focused, determined, bold, energetic, positive, assertive, affirmative

    • B. 

      Enthusiastic, tactile, lively, fun, cheerful, uplifting, spirited, buoyant

    • C. 

      Calm, harmonious, placid, mild, serene, tranquil, soothing, diplomatic

    • D. 

      Cool, principled, organised, analytical, unbiased, objective, detached

  • 2. 
    On a bad day, how would your team or colleagues best describe you?
    • A. 

      Aggressive, controlling, driving, overbearing, intolerant

    • B. 

      Excitable, frantic, indiscreet, flamboyant, hasty

    • C. 

      Docile, plodding, reliable, stubborn

    • D. 

      Haughty, indecisive, reserved, unavailable

  • 3. 
    How do you alleviate stress in your team?
    • A. 

      Normally I sack them! Seriously though, I don’t get stressed I enjoy healthy positive pressure

    • B. 

      Bring in cakes and make everyone laugh about it

    • C. 

      Take some deep breaths and reflect on what caused the stress

    • D. 

      Analyse what process needs to be changed to reduce stress for the future

  • 4. 
    What are your short and long term goals?
    • A. 

      Short term, don’t let your eye off the ball. Long term, focus on the bottom line results

    • B. 

      Short term, decide what I shall wear today. Long term, I don’t worry too much about the future

    • C. 

      Short term, who can I help today? Long term, world peace

    • D. 

      That question is too simplistic. What is the timeline? How do we make sure it is measurable?

  • 5. 
    What type of work environment do you prefer?
    • A. 

      Minimal, functional, operational

    • B. 

      Messy, busy, sprawling

    • C. 

      Calm, plants, space

    • D. 

      Organised, clear, accessible

  • 6. 
    What is your typical way of dealing with conflict?
    • A. 

      I don’t do conflict; just good healthy debate. Anyway, get over it, we are not here to make friends

    • B. 

      I try to win people over rather than argue with them

    • C. 

      I don’t like conflict and I avoid it if I can. If I have to, I will drop hints for you to change your behaviour

    • D. 

      We just disagree on the finer points of a discussion which is normally because you don’t have all the facts and clearly haven’t thought it through

  • 7. 
    What tools or habits do you use to keep organised?
    • A. 

      Cut through the nonsense and get rid of anything that doesn’t have a purpose

    • B. 

      I don’t really, it all gets done in the end

    • C. 

      I like to plan what I am going to do and reflect on what is the best way to approach my work in a calm manner

    • D. 

      I take a detailed and organised approach to everything. Start with the deadline and then work backwards

  • 8. 
    What is the secret of a successful team in your opinion?
    • A. 

      There are three people in it. Me leading it and two others

    • B. 

      I like a team approach with everyone mucking in and doing their bit

    • C. 

      Trust, understanding, openness, respect for each other

    • D. 

      Research suggests that …

  • 9. 
    In what ways do you raise the bar for yourself and others around you?
    • A. 

      I lead by example and set the pace for others

    • B. 

      I encourage people with lots of energy and enthusiasm

    • C. 

      I set myself high standards based on my own value system

    • D. 

      I set myself clear, measurable targets. I do the saem for others and meticulously measure

  • 10. 
    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    • A. 

      Depends, how much do you earn?

    • B. 

      Mostly I live for the moment

    • C. 

      Living by my values wherever I end up

    • D. 

      Let me show you my Gant chart with my planned milestones…