With the modern world’s reliance on teams, your success will relate directly to your ability to lead teams.
Ask yourself: Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure?
Below is a self-audit. For each of the following statements, apply the number of the answer that fits best.
1 = Always
2 = Frequently
3 = Occasionally
4 = Never
__ I map out the team’s goals.
__ I make sure everyone understands what the goals are.
__ I make sure everybody knows their own roles and responsibilities.
__ I seek input up front, and listen to other opinions.
__ I practice what I preach.
__ I hold regular conversations with the team.
__ I try to “get” each teammate and help them.
__ I share credit publicly.
__ I encourage others’ ambitions and push them a bit.
__ I require collaboration and respect.
Rate your score:
10-15: Strong leader
16-24: Good leader
25-32: Average leader
33-40: Poor leader
— Adapted from Sharing the Sandbox, Dean Brenner, The Latimer Group.