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The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my
vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
—audre lorde
Goals
instructions
• Give us a vocabulary and a way of thinking about
Read each of the statements on the
1.
working with each other in our teams
following pages.
• Deepen our appreciation of everyone’s different work
Place a check mark in the box next to
2.
styles
the statements that apply to how you
• Understand the need for a variety of work styles
make choices and decisions at work.
• Reflect on our own individual work styles and identify
Each of these statements will apply
3.
areas for growth
to all of us some of the time; we are
• Understand the negative and positive impacts of each
interested in knowing which of these
style taken to excess
statements represent you most of the
• Learn the qualities we can develop to become better
time.
leaders
Count the total number of check
4.
Basic assumptions
marks on each section and place that
• We will categorize ourselves into the work style that fits
number in the star shape to the right
us best at work
of the section.
• No one is purely one style, rather everyone typically has
The section with the highest number
5.
portions of all styles
in the star shape is your dominant
• For this discussion we will pick one that fits us best at
decision-making style.
work
• All comments will be directed towards a work style, not
a person with the qualities of that direction
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The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my
vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
—audre lorde
Goals
instructions
• Give us a vocabulary and a way of thinking about
Read each of the statements on the
1.
working with each other in our teams
following pages.
• Deepen our appreciation of everyone’s different work
Place a check mark in the box next to
2.
styles
the statements that apply to how you
• Understand the need for a variety of work styles
make choices and decisions at work.
• Reflect on our own individual work styles and identify
Each of these statements will apply
3.
areas for growth
to all of us some of the time; we are
• Understand the negative and positive impacts of each
interested in knowing which of these
style taken to excess
statements represent you most of the
• Learn the qualities we can develop to become better
time.
leaders
Count the total number of check
4.
Basic assumptions
marks on each section and place that
• We will categorize ourselves into the work style that fits
number in the star shape to the right
us best at work
of the section.
• No one is purely one style, rather everyone typically has
The section with the highest number
5.
portions of all styles
in the star shape is your dominant
• For this discussion we will pick one that fits us best at
decision-making style.
work
• All comments will be directed towards a work style, not
a person with the qualities of that direction
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The Le adeR ship Compass seLf-assessmenT, ConTinued
North—Action
approaches to Work/Work style
I am usually assertive, active, and decisive.
# of CheCked
Boxes in
NorTh
I like to determine the course of events and be in control of professional
relationships.
I am quick to act and express a sense of urgency for others to act.
I enjoy challenges presented by difficult situations and people.
I think in terms of the bottom line or results.
I like a quick pace and fast track.
I persevere and am not stopped by hearing “No”; I probe and press to get at hidden resistances.
I likes variety, novelty, and new projects.
I am comfortable being in front of a room or crowd.
Some of my value-oriented words phrases include “Do it now!,” “I’ll do it!,” and “What’s the
bottom line?”
East—Vision
approaches to Work/Work style
I am a visionary who sees the big picture.
# of CheCked
Boxes in
EAST
I am a generative and creative thinker; I am able to think outside the box.
I am very idea-oriented and focus on future thought.
I make decisions by standing in the future.
I usually have insight into mission and purpose.
I look for overarching themes and ideas.
I am adept at problem-solving.
I like to experiment and explore new ways of doing things.
I appreciate a lot of information.
My value-oriented words are “option,” “possibility,” and “imagine.”
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South—Empathy
approaches to Work/Work style
I understand how people need to receive information in order to act
# of CheCked
Boxes in
upon it.
SouTh
I integrate others’ input in determining the direction of what’s happening.
I am value-driven regarding aspects of professional life.
I use professional relationships to accomplish tasks and interaction is primary to me.
I am supportive of colleagues and peers.
I have a willingness to take others’ statements at face value.
I am feeling-based and trust my own emotions and intuition.
I believe my intuition and emotions are regarded as truth.
I am receptive to others’ ideas; I am a team player; I build on the ideas of others.
I am generally non-competitive.
I am able to focus on the present moment.
My value-oriented words are “right” and “fair.”
west—Analytical
approaches to Work/Work style
# of CheCked
Boxes in
I understand what information is needed to assist in decision-making.
wEST
I am seen as practical, dependable, and thorough in task situations.
I’m helpful to others by providing planning and resources and come through for the team.
I move carefully and follow procedures and guidelines.
I use data analysis and logic to make decisions.
I weigh all sides of an issue and am balanced.
I am introspective and self-analytical.
I am careful and thoroughly examine people’s needs in situations.
I maximize existing resources and get the most out of what has been done in the past.
I am skilled at finding fatal flaws in an idea or project.
My value-oriented word is “objective.”
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