Assess A Relational Leader

Think of a potential hidden leader and respond to the statements below by selecting the number that most represents that person's behaviors. The higher the score, the more likely you have spotted a hidden leader who leads through relationships.

 Observed BehaviorFrequency
 (1=Never, 5=Always)
Speaks clearly and well 1 2 3 4 5
Asks questions to understand others' points of view 1 2 3 4 5
Waits for others to complete thoughts and sentences before commenting or concluding 1 2 3 4 5
Often asks "one more question" 1 2 3 4 5
Shares relevant information with those who might benefit 1 2 3 4 5
Communicates to management appropriately 1 2 3 4 5
Asks questions to help others understand 1 2 3 4 5
Asks questions to gauge others' opinions and ideas 1 2 3 4 5
Encourages everyone to participate in discussions, especially those who seem shy or hesitant 1 2 3 4 5
Takes time to explain assumptions behind her conclusions 1 2 3 4 5
Credits others' accomplishments to managers as well as to peers 1 2 3 4 5
When crediting others, notes how the action helps others or the organization 1 2 3 4 5
Says what is right about an action as well as what could be changed 1 2 3 4 5
Balances the importance of good and poor behaviors 1 2 3 4 5
Helps others improve performance with criticism and feedback 1 2 3 4 5
Triangulates conflicts by placing them outside of the personalities of those involved 1 2 3 4 5
Looks for middle ground in conflicts 1 2 3 4 5
Allows few conflicts to escalate out of control 1 2 3 4 5
Resolves conflict to achieve specific, desired results 1 2 3 4 5
Describes those involved in conflicts as having good intentions 1 2 3 4 5