Exercise 8

Answer the questions below using the following scoring:

  1. to almost no extent
  2. to a slight extent
  3. to a moderate extent
  4. to a great extent
  5. to a very great extent
Tools - Leadership Styles Questionnaire
1. I check team member’s work on a regular basis to assess their progress and learning. *
2. I hold periodic meetings to show support for organisation policy and mission. *
3. I appoint staff into task groups to action policies affecting them. *
4. I provide team members with clear responsibilities and allow them to decide how to accomplish them. *
5. I make sure the team are aware of, and understand, all organisation policies and procedures. *
6. I recognise people’s achievements with encouragement and support. *
7. I discuss any organisational or policy changes with team members prior to taking action. *
8. I discuss the organisation’s strategic mission with my team. *
9. I demonstrate each task involved in doing the job. *
10. I meet with individual team members regularly to discuss their needs. *
11. I avoid making judgements or premature evaluation of ideas or suggestions. *
12. I ask team members to think ahead and develop long-term plans for their areas. *
13. I set down performance standards for each aspect of my team’s job. *
14. I explain the benefits of achieving their work goals to individuals and the team. *
15. I rotate the role of team briefer among the team. *
16. I emphasise the importance of quality but I allow my people to establish the control standards. *
17. I have people report back to me after completing each step of their work. *
18. I hold regular meetings to discuss work status. *
19. I provide my team with the time and resources to pursue their own developmental objectives. *
20. I expect people to create their own goals and objectives and submit them to me in finished form. *
21. I try to assign work in small, easily controlled units. *
22. I focus on opportunities and not problems. *
23. I avoid evaluating problems and concerns while they are still being discussed. *
24. I ensure that information systems are timely and accurate and that I feed information directly to my team members. *