Are You More of a Manager, or a Leader?

by: planetpeck

Welcome! Are you in a management role? If so, you should know what beliefs and behaviors of yours put you more in the "manager" camp versus ones that make you more of a leader. Answer with brutal honesty--the more truth you give your answers, the more you will get an accurate reading! A score of over 80% "correct" means you tend to be a leader. Below that, you may want to reconsider some of your beliefs about leadership. -David Peck, Executive Coach (

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    If you asked anyone who works for me, they'd know just where I hope my organization will be a year from now.

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    I spend the majority of my time on day to day tasks, versus on developing the road ahead.

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    I tend to stay true to my values, even when that means sacrificing our results.

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    The more years of leadership I have under my belt, the more I know about leadership.

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    I consistently keep a healthy balance between working, resting, and my life outside of work.

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    I'm always too busy to take time to reflect on how things are going and what lessons are being learned.

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    My role is more to ask, listen, and learn, than to be an authority.

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    My primary role is to be of service to our clients/customers, those I lead, and the communities we serve.

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    I've gotten credible feedback from colleagues and my team that they're quite comfortable comng to me with questions, issues, and ideas.

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    I tend to lose my composure more often than I'd like.

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    I see a key part of my job as motivating my people, and making sure they feel good.

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    When delegating work to my folks, I prefer to tell them exactly what to do and how to do it.

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    My people have told me that I'm a strong coach / mentor to them.

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    When I don't know the asnwer, I don't let others know it.

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    A leader needs to avoid showing vulnerability to his or her people.

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    Secretly I tend to feel like a fraud -- like if they find me out, they'll realize how little I know about what I'm doing.

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    If I want something done right, I do it myself

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    In my heart of hearts, I believe that successes are more attributable to my own leadership than to the efforts of those I lead.

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    When it's a question of maintaining a working relationship or getting the job done, I'm going to get the job done.

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    I tend to say what must be said, even if it's uncomfortable for others.

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