Leadership and Professional Growth

Managers: Rate Your Skills

January 11, 2017   /
Author: 
Nutrition411 Staff
Shawna Gornick-Ilagan, MS, RD, CWPC, CHES

How self-aware are you regarding your skills as a manager? Are there areas that you need to work on? Take this questionnaire to find out!

 

 

 

 

 

1. I make an effort to find out what motivates each of the people who report to me.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

2. I give employees frequent, positive feedback and appropriate constructive criticism.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

3. I take the time to listen carefully to people’s ideas, stories, opinions, and concerns.

    □ Always            □Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

4. I show support for company goals and objectives, and I explain them to my staff.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

5. The people on my team work well together and are enthusiastic about their jobs.

    □ Always            □Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

6. I recognize the signs of stress and overload in myself and others, and I take steps to prevent stress
    and overload in myself and in the people I manage.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

7. I encourage people to come up with new ideas and ways to approach a project.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

8. I offer everyone on my team opportunities to learn and grow at work.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

9. I promise a diversity of values, opinions, and work styles, and I believe these are essential to
    business and work success.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

10. People in my work group are consistently meeting their goals.

    □ Always            □ Often            □ Sometimes            □ Rarely            □ Never

The statements you answered with “Sometimes,” “Rarely,” or “Never” are the areas you may want to focus on. Awareness is the first step in making any change at becoming effective or even more effective as a manager.

(From Jacobbi M, Morgan H. Twelve Ways to Be a Better Manager. Minneapolis, MN: Ceridian Corporation; 2005. https://portal.lifeworks.com/materials/HPSActiveBooklets/13821.pdf, Used with permission.)