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Test your own style of leadership

Using the following questionnaire, you can test your own leadership style. Try to answer the questions truthfully, without looking at the answers on the second page.

Discover your own leadership style by completing this questionnaire.

1.) I try out new ideas together with group!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

2.) I make friendly/funny comments during group work!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

3.) I give reasons for any criticisms I need to make!

a) often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

4.) I work together with the group!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

5.) I demand absolute obedience from the group!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

6.) I confer with the group when decisions are to be made!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

7.) I look after my group and visit them at home!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

8.) I give out tasks without asking the children for their agreement!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

9.) I am always against the slightest change to the work plan!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

10.) I keep the group at a certain safety distance!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

11.) I encourage team work

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

12.) I criticise a child’s work but not the child itself!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

13.) I try to reduce chitchat and gossip in my group!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

14.) I make my own decisions!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

15.) Theoretical or practical knowledge determines your next move!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

16.) I decide in a different way to the majority of the group!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

17.) I have lead long discussions about my decisions!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

18.) You give in to your group in discussions!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

19.) You are unsure when working through your program!

a) Often b) sometimes c) seldom d) never

Scores

·         The questions 1,2,3,4,6,7,11,12,13 are scored as follows: a=4 points, b=3 points, c=2 points, d=1 points

·         The questions 5, 8,9,10 and 14 are scored as follows: a=1 points, b=2 points, c=3 points, d=4 points

·         The questions 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 are scored as follows: a=4 points, b=3 points, c=2 points, d=1 points

Results

You are more democratic as a leader, .... the closer your points score is to 36 points in the first group, .... the further away your points score is to 20 points in the second group.

You are not scared to make unpopular decisions, .... the closer your points score is to 20 points in the third group of questions.

(Adapted from http://www.youthwork-practice.com/youthworker-training/test-your-leadership-style.html)