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Take a leadership self-assessment

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Whether you feel like a “born leader” or a thinly veiled fraud, you can develop valuable insights by quizzing yourself on your skills, traits and experience as a leader.

On each of these items, give yourself an “S” for strong or “N” for needs improvement:

  • Work hard and selflessly to meet my team’s goals.
  • Ask for tough assignments and take full responsibility.
  • Plan ahead, and stick to the plan despite obstacles.
  • Transform difficult employees into contributors.
  • Handle crises without flagging on the group’s main goals.

Now add a couple of traits that may be unique to your organization and you’ve got a starting point for your professional development.

— Adapted from AMA Business Boot Camp, edited by Edward T. Reilly, Amacom.

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