QuoLux™ Effectively Leading People (ELP)

Your leadership style is your preferred pattern of behaviour that you exhibit when you attempt to influence the activities of people. For more information click here.

Assume you are in involved in each of the following twelve workplace scenarios. Think about what you would do in each then select ONE action choice that you think would most closely describe your behaviour in that situation.

DO NOT make your choices as if this is a test of what you think a leader or manager ought to do. Choose the action nearest to the way you have behaved in the past or the way you would behave if you were faced with these scenarios in the future. The options are repeated but you may select different ones under the different circumstances of each scenario.

Do scenario 1 before you do scenario 2 and so on. Do not spend too much time. Do not go back over earlier choices; stay with your original choice.



Scenario 1

Your team are not responding lately to your friendly conversation and obvious concern for their welfare. Their performance is declining rapidly.

Scenario 2

The observable performance of your team is increasing. You have been making sure that all members are aware of their responsibilities and expected standards of performance.

Scenario 3

Members of your team are unable to solve a problem themselves. You have normally left them alone. Team performance has been good, and interpersonal relations have been good.

Scenario 4

You are considering a change. Your team have an excellent record of achievement. They recognise the need for change.

Scenario 5

The performance of your team has been dropping during the last few months. Members have been unconcerned with meeting objectives. Re-defining roles and responsibilities has helped in the past. They have continually needed reminding to have their tasks done on time.

Scenario 6

You have recently become leader of an efficiently run organisation. The previous supervisor tightly controlled the situation. You want to maintain a productive situation but would like to begin humanising the environment.

Scenario 7

You are considering changing to a structure that will be new to your team. Members of the team have made suggestions about needed change. The team has been productive and demonstrated flexibility in its operations.

Scenario 8

Team performance and interpersonal relationships are good. You feel somewhat unsure about your lack of direction of the team.

Scenario 9

Your superior has appointed you to head a task force that is overdue in making recommendations for change. The team is not clear on its goals. Attendance at sessions has been poor. Their meetings have turned into social gatherings. Potentially they have the talent necessary to help.

Scenario 10

Your team members, usually able to take responsibility, are not responding to your recent re-defining of standards

Scenario 11

You have been promoted to a new position. The previous supervisor was uninvolved in the affairs of the team. The team has adequately handled its tasks and direction. Team inter-relations are good.

Scenario 12

Recent information indicates some internal difficulties among team members. The team has a good record of accomplishment. Members have effectively maintained long-range goals. They have worked in harmony for the past year. All are well qualified for the task.

NOTE: All sections must be completed in order to view your results.