Influence Quotient - Inq - Leadership Assessment

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Influence Quotient - Inq - Leadership Assessment

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You set the expectations with your team members (direct reports) and then let them decide how to tackle the challenge or situation.  
    • A. 

      Always (more than 90% of the time)

    • B. 

      Most of the time (at least 90% of the time)

    • C. 

      Quite often ( at least 70% of the time)

    • D. 

      Sometimes (about 50% of the time)

    • E. 

      Occasionally (less than 30% of the time)

    • F. 

      Rarely (less than 10% of the time)

  • 2. 
    It has been pointed out to you that you have a tendency to micro-manage, get into the weeds, have it your way, over-control, etc.?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Rarely

    • C. 

      Occasionally

    • D. 

      Moderate amount

    • E. 

      Frequently

  • 3. 
    Have you ever taken credit for someone else's work?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Once in a great while

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      More than I want to admit

    • E. 

      Quite Often

  • 4. 
    If we asked your employee’s and peers, where on the following scale would they rate you in regards to you being humble versus being arrogant?  
    • A. 

      Very Humble

    • B. 

      Humble

    • C. 

      Somewhat Humble

    • D. 

      Neither Humble nor Arrogant

    • E. 

      Somewhat Arrogant

    • F. 

      Arrogant

    • G. 

      Very Arrogant

  • 5. 
    How would your direct reports, peers, and leader, describe you in regards to whether they experience you as being other-centered versus self-centered?
    • A. 

      Very Other-Centered

    • B. 

      Other-Centered

    • C. 

      Neither other-centered nor self-centered

    • D. 

      Self-Centered

    • E. 

      Very self-centered

  • 6. 
    How often do you find yourself taking actions that are specifically tied to promoting yourself, your brand, or your education?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Once in awhile

    • C. 

      Fairly often

    • D. 

      More than I want to admit ...

    • E. 

      Most of the time

  • 7. 
    Being 100% honest with yourself, would you support the promotion or advancement of one of your key performers, even if you knew it would cause you a considerable amount of grief and aggravation to replace them? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Think back to when you were growing up. What were you taught to believe about whether the world was a friendly or a hostile place?
    • A. 

      Very Friendly

    • B. 

      Friendly

    • C. 

      Neither friendly nor hostile

    • D. 

      Hostile

    • E. 

      Very hostile

  • 9. 
    Are there any significant events that have taken place in your life that continue to negatively impact your ability to trust others especially at work?
    • A. 

      Rarely

    • B. 

      Occasionally/Sometimes

    • C. 

      Frequently

    • D. 

      Most of the time

    • E. 

      No

  • 10. 
    When it comes to being an optimist or a pessimist, how do you think others see you? 
    • A. 

      Quite optimistic

    • B. 

      Optimistic

    • C. 

      Neither optimistic nor pessimistic

    • D. 

      Pessimistic

    • E. 

      Quite pessimistic

  • 11. 
    Overall, do you believe that while bad things happen in life, for the most part, the majority of people in this world are good?
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Neither Agree or Disagree

    • D. 

      Disagree

    • E. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 12. 
    Albert Einstein once said, "The most important decision we make is whether we believe the world is a friendly or hostile place?"  Do you ...
    • A. 

      Strongly Agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Neither agree nor disagree

    • D. 

      Disagree

    • E. 

      Strongly Disagree

  • 13. 
    You believe that the world offers abundant opportunity if you're willing to learn, apply yourself, and find ways to provide value to others?
    • A. 

      Very true of what I believe

    • B. 

      True of what I believe

    • C. 

      Somewhat true of what I believe

    • D. 

      Somewhat untrue of what I believe

    • E. 

      Not true at all of what I believe

    • F. 

      Neutral

    • G. 

      Untrue of what I believe

  • 14. 
    What is your current relationship with money?  
    • A. 

      I have more than I need!

    • B. 

      I always have what I need ...

    • C. 

      I get by ...

    • D. 

      I barely get by

    • E. 

      There is never enough ... I always seem to be struggling

  • 15. 
    Do you believe that your current position provides the opportunity you need to advance your career? 
    • A. 

      True of what I believe

    • B. 

      Somewhat true of what I believe

    • C. 

      Neutral

    • D. 

      Somewhat untrue of what I believe

    • E. 

      Untrue of what I believe

  • 16. 
    Do you believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and that the only thing getting in your way is you or your self-limiting beliefs? 
    • A. 

      True of what I believe

    • B. 

      Somewhat true of what I believe

    • C. 

      Neither true or untrue

    • D. 

      Somewhat untrue of what I believe

    • E. 

      Untrue of what I believe

  • 17. 
    How often do you hold yourself back from taking risk in your career (switching companies, starting your own business, changing careers, etc.) because your fear holds you back? 
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Almost never

    • C. 

      Occasionally

    • D. 

      Most of the time

    • E. 

      All the time

  • 18. 
    How often do you find yourself settling for what is comfortable, known, or secure instead of taking risks and making changes in your life?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Almost never

    • C. 

      Occasionally

    • D. 

      A moderate amount of the time

    • E. 

      All of the time

  • 19. 
    How much of the time do you allow your team members to decide how a task is to be done once you assign them responsibility for completing it?
    • A. 

      At least 90% of the time

    • B. 

      At least 80% of the time

    • C. 

      At least 70% of the time

    • D. 

      At least 50% of the time

    • E. 

      Less than 60% of the time

  • 20. 
    On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being high, how would those you work with rate you on their ability to trust you?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 21. 
    On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being high, how would you rate your overall level of trust in others? 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 22. 
    Generally speaking, as a leader, you believe that trust is a measure of one's willingness to be vulnerable and not strictly a matter of time? 
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Neither agree or disagree

    • D. 

      Disagree

    • E. 

      Strongly disagree

  • 23. 
    How often do you find yourself shaping a situation based on your careful selection of specific words or phrases so you get what you want?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Almost never

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      A moderate amount of the time

    • E. 

      A great deal of the time

  • 24. 
    On a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being opaque (non-transparent) and 7 being transparent where would you rate your level of transparent communication in difficult or challenging situations?
    • A. 

      1 - Opaque

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      7 - Transparent

    • F. 

      5

    • G. 

      3

  • 25. 
    If asked, others would say that you are completely honest in your interactions with them, even when it is difficult? 
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Most of the time

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Occasionally

    • E. 

      Almost never

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