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What Type of Leader are You?

Do you know what type of a leader you are? Take this Leadership Type Assessment and see what type of leadership you are!

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    What can you say about your position as a leader?
    • A.
      I LOVE my position as a leader!
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      I like it but I'll be okay if I wasn't
      (Correlates to: You're a RELATIONAL Leader, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
  • 2.
    What do you value in the workplace?
    • A.
      My position, of course! I'm nothing without it
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      My relationship with my friends and colleague
      (Correlates to: You're a RELATIONAL Leader, You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader, You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
  • 3.
    Which best describes your approach to motivating team members?
    • A.
      People are most motivated by clear rewards and punishments.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      People are more motivated when they feel involved and valued.
      (Correlates to: You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
    • C.
      Group members should motivate themselves.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
  • 4.
    When giving direction to a team, your go-to philosophy can be summed up with which of the following:
    • A.
      I am firm but fair
      (Correlates to: You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
    • B.
      People always comes first
      (Correlates to: You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
    • C.
      Tell me how would you like to do it
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
  • 5.
    Leaders can succeed by:
    • A.
      Giving clear orders
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      Helping people reach their potential
      (Correlates to: You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader, You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
    • C.
      Leaving people alone to do their thing
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
  • 6.
    I’m good at helping people to change direction
    • A.
      That would almost never be me.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      Some people would say that about me, but others would not.
      (Correlates to: You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
    • C.
      I’m nearly always like that.
      (Correlates to: You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
  • 7.
    I want the people in my group to feel:
    • A.
      Like they are involved in the process and can add something to the group.
      (Correlates to: You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
    • B.
      Like they have a clear list of tasks that need to be accomplished.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
  • 8.
    If your direct reports or colleagues were asked to share one positive aspect of your leadership style, they would say:
    • A.
      You're an excellent motivator and share endless energy and optimism with your team.
      (Correlates to: You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader)
    • B.
      The clear and decisive direction that you provide has helped your organization on its path to achieving long-term goals.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader, You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
  • 9.
    I value team harmony and try to avoid confrontation
    • A.
      Strongly Disagree
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      Neither Agree or Disagree
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • C.
      Strongly Agree
      (Correlates to: You're a RELATIONAL Leader, You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER)
  • 10.
    When it comes to giving orders:
    • A.
      I tell group members what to do, how to do it, and when I want it done.
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      I provide direction, but also offer support and accept feedback from the team.
      (Correlates to: You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )
  • 11.
    BONUS: What do you want as a leader?
    • A.
      My desire is to be served by others!
      (Correlates to: You're a MANAGERIAL Leader)
    • B.
      I want to serve my followers and lead them into success!
      (Correlates to: You're a RELATIONAL Leader, You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER, You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader, You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader )

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    You're a MANAGERIAL Leader
    A managerial leader is the least effective of the five types of leaders. They have the least influence. People only follow them because they have to. They are not in the position to serve others. Their desire is to be served by others because they are in the position. They see others as tools to use to complete the objective for the day. They prefer to make decisions. Their weakness is character development.
  • 2.
    You're a RELATIONAL Leader
    A relational leader builds relationships in order to influence others. People want to follow them because of who they are, not what they know. They develop mutual respect with others and work well with them. Although people want to follow them, they have not developed specialized knowledge. Their weakness is not making the necessary sacrifices to develop their competency.
  • 3.
    You're a MOTIVATIONAL LEADER
    A motivational leader seeks mutual benefit for themselves, others, and the organization. People want to follow them because of who they are and what they know. They influence others from the outside. They are process focused. They are trusted and deliver results for themselves, their families, their team, their organization, their customers, their suppliers, and their community. Their weakness is not making the necessary sacrifices to reproduce other motivational leaders.
  • 4.
    You're an INSPIRATIONAL Leader
    An inspirational leader inspires managerial and relational leaders to become motivational leaders. Their focus is on growing themselves in order to inspire others to grow. They influence others on the inside. They are people-focused not process-focused. They focus heavily on character development. True inspirational leaders are followed because of how much they care and who they are on the inside. They are inspired by the growth of those following them.
  • 5.
    You're a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader
    A transformational leader’s passion and purpose is to transform others. They are the most influential of the five types of leaders and are highly respected. Their reputation precedes them. They are well known for developing leaders. Their influence touches people in all industries and across multiple generations. They have influenced many leaders for many years. Their influence is continuously being transferred through many other leaders at many different times in multiple locations.