3. MY SKILLS RESULTS

Different careers require different skills. How confident are you that you have - or can develop - the skills you need to succeed in different careers?

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MY RESULTS

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This table reflects your level of confidence (when compared to several hundred thousand other business professionals) in each of four core basic leadership skills factors. While self-confidence is a powerful predictor of actual performance, we recommend that you also ask for feedback from other people who are able to assess your skills.


  • YOUR SCORE: A 90 means that your self-confidence is higher than that of 90% of those business professionals. A 10 means that 90% of them are more confident than you are.

arrowINTERPERSONAL
EFFECTIVENESS
chart Good at working with, and through, other people. Understand people and how to motivate them. A good team member, as well as team leader. Engender others' trust. A skillful negotiator.

Although all 41 skills from the Leadership Skills Profile are used to compute your score on each factor, these are the most important individual skills for this factor. This is a measure of your perception of your skill versus the perception that other people have of their own skill. While self-confidence is a powerful predictor of actual performance, we recommend that you also ask for feedback from other people who are able to assess your skills.


  • YOUR SCORE: your assessment of your skill level
  • COMPARISON SCORE: your assessment compared to several hundred thousand other business professionals' assessments of their own skill levels
  • 360 SCORE: your raters' assessment of your skill level

SKILL

YOUR SCORE

COMPARISON SCORE PERCENTILE

360 SCORE

DESCRIPTION

Sensitivity and Tact 97 97% 76 Sensitive and tactful: promotes an atmosphere of good feeling and mutual consideration.
Comfort with Differences 78 71% 71 Comfortable and effective in relating to people from many different backgrounds and cultures.
Listening Skills 77 73% 64 Listens to other people in a way that they feel understood.
Openness to Criticism 42 37% 26 Accepts critical feedback without getting defensive.
Time Management 30 25% 33 Manages own time well.
Empathy Skills 19 13% 22 Can see things from other people's points of view.
Ability to Teach 14 11% 19 Clear and patient when explaining things; a good teacher.
Gaining Trust 10 4% 19 Inspires other people's trust.
Ability to Compromise 9 3% 16 Able to compromise when the situation calls for it.
Respect for Others 9 2% 21 Respectful of other people's points of view, as well as their time and priorities.
Self Control 8 4% 16 Does not act or speak impulsively; does not easily lose composure.

arrowPOWER AND
INFLUENCE
chart A persuasive communicator, able to "tailor" arguments to different audiences. Skilled at building relationships, networking and motivating others. Not easily embarrassed, and willing to risk failure if necessary. Able to make difficult leadership decisions.

Although all 41 skills from the Leadership Skills Profile are used to compute your score on each factor, these are the most important individual skills for this factor. This is a measure of your perception of your skill versus the perception that other people have of their own skill. While self-confidence is a powerful predictor of actual performance, we recommend that you also ask for feedback from other people who are able to assess your skills.


  • YOUR SCORE: your assessment of your skill level
  • COMPARISON SCORE: your assessment compared to several hundred thousand other business professionals' assessments of their own skill levels
  • 360 SCORE: your raters' assessment of your skill level

SKILL

YOUR SCORE

COMPARISON SCORE

360 SCORE

DESCRIPTION

Motivational Ability 97 96 81 Understands how to motivate different kinds of people to do their best work.
Political Skill 96 95 71 Knows how to get things done within the political framework of an organization.
Conflict Tolerance 92 90 97 Able to be effective in an environment where strong and opposing views are being expressed.
Influence 89 85 82 Can influence and persuade other people, even without direct authority.
Projection of Confidence 61 56 74 Projects self-confidence, even in uncertain and difficult situations.
Oral Communication 45 41 62 A skillful public speaker, good at presenting ideas and plans in a persuasive manner.
Sociability 16 12 29 Socially venturesome and self-assured; forms new relationships easily and works to maintain them.
Assertiveness 13 9 24 Able to defend a point of view and to confront others appropriately when necessary.
Leadership Confidence 9 2 27 Comfortable taking a leadership role.
Power Orientation 8 4 28 Comfortable asserting authority and using power.

arrowANALYSIS AND STRATEGIC
DECISION MAKING
chart Skilled at identifying the essential elements involved in a business situation, as well as analyzing them (both logically and quantitatively) to arrive at a decision. Able to be both objective and flexible in generating and evaluating ideas.

Although all 41 skills from the Leadership Skills Profile are used to compute your score on each factor, these are the most important individual skills for this factor. This is a measure of your perception of your skill versus the perception that other people have of their own skill. While self-confidence is a powerful predictor of actual performance, we recommend that you also ask for feedback from other people who are able to assess your skills.


  • YOUR SCORE: your assessment of your skill level
  • COMPARISON SCORE: your assessment compared to several hundred thousand other business professionals' assessments of their own skill levels
  • 360 SCORE: your raters' assessment of your skill level

SKILL

YOUR SCORE

COMPARISON SCORE

360 SCORE

DESCRIPTION

Recognition of Opportunity 97 95 93 Recognizes new opportunities and acts to take advantage of them.
Creative Thinking 95 94 93 Able to think creatively, generating new ideas and approaches to situations.
Flexibility 80 74 58 Adapts easily to changing situations and is able to adopt new approaches when necessary.
Merit Orientation 59 54 50 Judges ideas and people on merit alone, without bias or favoritism.
Critical Thinking 21 16 34 21 16 34 Able to think critically (define a problem and determine the information needed to solve it; understand unspoken assumptions; form and test hypotheses; and judge the validity of conclusions).
Decisiveness 31 18 13 31 Able to make decisions even in ambiguous situations and without full information.
Quantitative Analysis 10 6 28 Skillful using quantitative analysis to understand business issues.
Comfort with Risk 9 3 32 Takes risks when appropriate, isn't afraid to innovate and experiment.
Quick Thinking 9 1 62 Picks up new ideas and processes new information quickly and easily.
Strategic Thinking 8 2 32 A strategic thinker: able to grasp the big picture and think long-term.

arrowBRINGING MANAGEMENT
STRUCTURE
chart Skilled at accomplishing concrete goals at work (either independently or by delegating to others). Pragmatic and practical. Able to juggle many tasks and reliably produce results.

Although all 41 skills from the Leadership Skills Profile are used to compute your score on each factor, these are the most important individual skills for this factor. This is a measure of your perception of your skill versus the perception that other people have of their own skill. While self-confidence is a powerful predictor of actual performance, we recommend that you also ask for feedback from other people who are able to assess your skills.


  • YOUR SCORE: your assessment of your skill level
  • COMPARISON SCORE: your assessment compared to several hundred thousand other business professionals' assessments of their own skill levels
  • 360 SCORE: your raters' assessment of your skill level

SKILL

YOUR SCORE

COMPARISON SCORE PERCENTILE

360 SCORE

DESCRIPTION

Teamwork 78 71 53 A team player: cooperative, works well as part of a group.
Organizational Priority 59 54 72 Able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, even though they cause individual people distress.
Multiple Focus 41 36 51 Able to juggle many projects and responsibilities at once..
Work Ethic 39 31 72 Has a strong work ethic, willing to make sacrifices to achieve important goals.
Delegating 31 25 27 Delegates appropriately and effectively.
Day-to-Day Responsibility 20 15 14 Takes good care of the day-to-day aspect of running things.
Gaining Trust 10 4% 19 Inspires other people's trust.
Action-Orientation 8 2 23 Action-oriented: makes sure that decisions are implemented.
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