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Test your leadership fitness level

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Take this quiz if you want to assess your fitness at the top job.

By answering yes or no, you can pinpoint your strong or weak points and make improvements.

Qualifying factors

  • Does my experience and training fit the leadership role?
  • Can I do something about any gaps in my training?
  • Have I produced results for the organization that can be measured objectively?

My own standards

  • Are my expectations achievable?
  • Do I take responsibility for delivering on my promises?
  • Have I assembled a great team?

Resources at hand

  • Do I enjoy a challenge?
  • Have I thought through our strategy?
  • Do we have the resources we need to succeed?
  • Am I willing to put in extra effort?

Political considerations

  • Is my team “motivated?”
  • Am I aware of what my rivals say and do?
  • Is my message getting through loud and clear to everyone?
  • Am I described as fair?
  • Do I place integrity and the organization’s interests above everything else?

— Adapted from “How Fit Are You to Lead?” Ivan Lansberg, Harvard Business Review.

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